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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. Gawd, 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) 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

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, as I always get a little nervous that when we talk grief

Upcoming Grief Trainings and Grief Workshops

What’s Your Grief offers online and in-person 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

Parenting While Grieving: Interactive eCourse - Shop

The purpose of this self-guided eCourse is to help you, as someone who is dealing with your own grief, balance your needs with the needs of the children in your care. It may seem counterintuitive, but taking care of yourself

Rethinking Acceptance in Grief: a love/hate story

I can’t remember when I first heard about the five stages of grief. But, I do know it must have happened sometime between age seven and age twelve. I was not one of those kids who made it to adulthood