Grief Makes You Crazy

reconnecting with your passions

Reconnecting With Your Passions: Getting over the Meh’s

Have you ever fallen in love with a thing? Not a person or a place, but a thing? Well maybe not a thing but an activity; otherwise known as a hobby, outlet, creative endeavor, or passion? I hope everyone knows the joy of falling in love with a thing at least once in life. Passions …

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Nostalgia and Yearning in Grief

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” ~Edna St. Vincent Millay Yearning is a concept that’s hard to pin down. At its core yearning is a deep longing, a strong …

dealing with head lice

Stress Overload and Dealing with Head Lice

I’ve written about the 2013/2014 winter being pretty craptastic for my family. Although this wasn’t grief related per-say, it was related to significant life stressors and my capacity to focus on any other nonsense has been pretty limited. It seems only fair that when life gets really bad you should be able to take a …

grief and anger

All About Anger: The good, the bad, and the self-loathing

I originally intended today’s post to be about forgiveness. You know how sometimes you learn a new word like kerfuffle (a disorderly outburst or tumult) and all of a sudden you start seeing it everywhere? That’s how I feel about the concept of forgiveness; I’ve been running into it everywhere both in my personal and …

64 things about grief

64 MORE Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief

Back in October I wrote a post of 64 things I wish someone had told me about grief.   I wrote it on a whim, when I was having some writer’s block, and never in a million years did we expect the response we got to that post.  Nearly 90,000 people have read it, and …

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Turning Down the Nachos (aka Managing Grief and Comfort Eating)

When we think about grief we often think of the tears, the anger, and the guilt.  We talk about the strain it puts on our relationship with friends and family.  We consider the existential crisis it can induce.  But one thing that often doesn’t get discussed is that grief can bring on a whole new …