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Making Time for Grief During Pregnancy

Today we’d like to welcome guest author Dana Schwartz to discuss what she has learned from her experience grieving during pregnancy.  As some of you know, this topic is close to my heart because I lost my own mother to cancer when I was 12 weeks pregnant.  We’ve received quite a few emails from women discussing how …

Grief and Nutrition: Tips From A Wellness Guru

It is officially 2016.  Hard to believe, right?  Congrats on making it to a new year, since I am sure there were moments you struggled to imagine getting here.  Now that new year is here many of us inevitably start thinking about how we can survive just a little bit better.  We vow to eat better, …

Grief and Forgiveness Part Two: 12 Tips for Self-Forgiveness

Remember when I wrote a post on grief and forgiveness and I promised I would follow it up with a second post on grief and self-forgiveness?   Come on, think reeeally hard.  Go way back in your WYG memory.  Alright, or not.  It was a solid 6 months ago, you don’t commit all 0ur articles to …

Grief Meets The Smart Phone

It won’t be news to any of you when I say that while you are grieving you can be doing fine one minute and having a total meltdown the next (sometimes in Target, in the sock aisle).  There are plenty of phrases to describe this phenomenon – grief waves, TUGs (temporary upsurges of grief), grief …

Grief Support Groups: Positives and Pitfalls

The suggestion to “check out a grief support group” seems to be indiscriminately offered to people after the death of a loved one. People generally consider support groups to be a reliable and valid recommendation and many would claim they’ve been helpful to them in dealing with their grief.  Grief support groups provide many potential benefits in addition to the …

Keep In Touch: how to maintain relationships after a death

A couple years ago (almost exactly two years ago, in fact) the mom of one of my best friends died.  Those of you who have been hanging out around WYG for a while may remember me talking about this back when the sock aisle at Target caused me to have a meltdown in the middle …


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