Self-Care

Giving Back In Grief

“We rise by lifting others” –Robert Ingersoll There’s an endless number of quotes floating around the internet about the value of helping others. Which seems like a good thing, right? They inspire us to give, help, and serve.  They remind us that we can make the world just a little bit better. They provide a …

Balancing Selflessness and Self-Care in Grief

Are you the family member everyone looks to when times get tough?  Are you who your friends call when they need a supportive ear? Are you in touch with everyone else’s needs, but kinda clueless about your own? Guilty? Okay then, this post is for you. Yes you.  You know who you are, you do-ers, givers, caretakers, and …

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 …

Speak Your Pain

I’ve been having a hard time deciding what to write for today’s post. I’ve been a little tired lately. I’m a little too quick to accept that everything is bad and a little too weary to be positive and constructive. I feel like I’m failing all those who come here for productive and objective help, but …

Feeling Nothing During Grief: The disorienting experience of emotional numbness

There are so many things one can feel in this life – anger, joy, jealousy, love, shame, happiness, embarrassment, amusement, sadness, euphoria, frustration.  The roller coaster of emotion whips over high peaks, spins, and dips over and over and over – it’s thrilling and it’s scary and it’s one hell of a ride. Except, I want you …


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