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Continuing Bonds and Attachment in Grief

Grief Recipe Stories: Continuing Bonds Through Food

Growing up, my siblings and I were picky eaters. That's probably putting it mildly. Honestly, we were like inscrutable food critics with seriously unsophisticated palates. Gosh, I'm annoyed with my younger self just thinking about it.  My poor mother was

A Grief Concept You Should Care About: Continuing Bonds

I’ve always thought of continuing bonds as an ‘a-ha’ grief concept. As in...  “A-ha! That makes so much sense.”“A-ha! I knew I wasn’t crazy.”“A-ha! That’s exactly how I feel.” Continuing bonds is an idea that brings clarity, normalcy, and understanding to

Continuing Bonds: My Loved One #WouldHaveLovedThis

WYG CONFESSION: I saw Fifty Shades of Grey. In the theatre. I think/hope that those of you who spend time at WYG know me well enough to know that seeing FSOG (Is that the official internet abbreviation?) was not at the

Continuing Bonds: A Grief Journal Exercise

So, the plan was to post on forgiveness yesterday... But, no surprise, forgiveness is a super complicated topic and I got sucked into a black hole of thinking, researching, and writing waaaay too much. By last night, the post was

16 Tips for Continuing Bonds with People We’ve Lost

With decades of grief theory that focused on closure, acceptance, and moving on, it is no wonder that so many grievers feel self-conscious about maintaining ties with their deceased loved one after a certain period of time. We posted a

Continuing Bonds: Shifting the Grief Paradigm

Last week we got a request for the next installment in our series on different grief theories. I have to say, I was giddy to get this request. I always get a little nervous that when we talk grief theory

Grief Continuing Education Workshops

What’s Your Grief offers online grief training, workshops, and webinars for grieving people and grief support professionals. Using an accessible approach and a combination of practical and creative tools, we strive to help participants apply theories, tools, and techniques related

Grief Reactions vs Grief Responses

Though these words are often used synonymously in everyday speech, in mental health there is an important distinction between reactions and responses that can be helpful to understand in grief. I can remember learning this distinction in my grad school