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Saying Goodbye to a Home and Grieving Places Past

My grandmother belonged in her home like a doll in her dollhouse. Each article of clothing, piece of furniture, and accessory seemed perfectly suited to her style and personality. I imagine her now, standing in her doorway at 12 am

The Long Goodbye: An Open Letter to Meghan O’Rourke

Dear Meghan, I feel like I should start this letter with an apology. Someone told me of The Long Goodbye shortly after it came out, explaining how much I would love it and telling me that I had to read

30 Quotes About the Loss of a Friend

Like many, we're suckers for a good quote--especially quotes about grief. We've shared many grief quotes in the past, but never quotes about the loss of a friend. But lately, this topic has hit a little closer to home due to personal losses

Grief and Guilt: “I Can’t Believe I Did That” Edition

When we train physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff on providing good end-of-life care, we always start and end by reminding them of one thing: The care they provide and the interactions they have with families will stay with family

What’s Your Grief Lyric?

We recently asked the WYG community on Instagram the following question: Choose one song lyric or verse to express the grief you're feeling right now, in this moment. What is it? Now, if you've been following WYG for a while, you may

10 Ideas for Funerals and Memorials When You Can’t Be Together

Families being scattered, unable to gather for funerals, is not a new thing. And, for that reason, virtual funerals aren't new. Far from it. But currently, with the surge of restrictions for health and safety concerns, we are hearing about them

How to Live-Stream a Funeral or Memorial Service

With travel severely curtailed and nearly all gatherings restricted, arguably one of the most negatively impacted aspects of this public health emergency is the expounding grief for friends and family members who do not have the ability to travel for

WYG’s Definition of Grief

We've written extensively about grief over the years. We've expanded and clarified; we've waxed poetic; and, yes, perhaps we've even pontificated a little on the subject. Though our hope is always to explain and simplify, I sometimes worry that with

Mourning the Passage of Time

I’ll be a year older next week as far as my license is concerned. That’s a fancy way of saying it’s almost my birthday. Though I wouldn’t say I look upon the day with dread, I’ve reached the point in