Coping Strategies

8 Streaming Movies to Watch While Grieving

As we navigate through life, we’re bound to experience various types of grief at certain points. Grieving can be both mentally and emotionally exhausting, especially if you feel like you’re going through it alone. Sometimes, seeing someone else go through a similar grief-related experience can help bring a level of comfort and safety. Whether the…

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Understanding Loss & Grief as a Caregiver

Being there for a loved one when they need us is a matter of both privilege and overwhelm. It feels rewarding to be able to serve your loved ones, but the role of a caregiver can often feel like an emotional rollercoaster. Caregiving can be isolating or demanding, straining on your limited resources (financial or…

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7 of The Best Streaming TV Shows To Watch When Grieving

Grief can sometimes feel lonely, especially when there aren’t people around you who may understand what you’re going through. Seeing other people’s grief experiences, even in a fictional setting, may help you better understand and learn about your own grief, and may even provide you with a sense of feeling seen and understood. Everyone will…

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Recommended Reading While Grieving

If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you might be struggling with the sense that you’re all alone—many young people I work with are the first in their peer group to experience a major loss. In the midst of intense grief, or even in the months and years that follow, it can be helpful to…

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Journaling Through Your Grief

When we lose a loved one, we lose the ability to talk to him or her, to ask for advice and to make amends. At the same time, we often experience emotions that are uncomfortable and/or socially unacceptable. Finding an outlet for all of the complicated emotions involved in the grieving process is important, and…

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Using Aromatherapy While Grieving

As anyone who’s used incense to set the mood knows, scents can be a major part of our environments and they can change our perspectives and emotions. If you’ve experienced a major loss, whether it is recent or not, aromatherapy offers ways to manage your environment and address the specific grief-related emotions you’re experiencing at…

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Grief & Exercise: Does It Really Matter

In the depths of grief, it’s often easy to retreat to your couch and spend hours watching television. There’s a place for that—but sitcom marathons shouldn’t prevent you from getting out and moving your body.  Exercise is a key part of taking care of ourselves physically, which is crucial after a significant loss. More importantly,…

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Eating Well In the Depths of Grief

What we eat can have a major impact on how we feel, both physically and emotionally—but unfortunately, when we’re deep in grief making the right choices about nutrition can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, this can lead to a vicious cycle, where the food we eat is just making us feel worse and making us sink deeper…

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Grief and the 16th President

When you think about Abraham Lincoln, grief is probably not the first thing you think about. But the 16th President, whose birthday is celebrated this month, was touched by loss and grief throughout his life. Lincoln’s first lost happened when he was a young child. His younger brother, Thomas, died in infancy, when Lincoln was…

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Life, Loss, and Grief

Grief is a normal response to loss. The more significant the loss is, the more intense the grief can be. Grief is most commonly associated with the death of a loved one, although any loss can cause grief, including: relationship breakup, decline in health, chronic illness, termination of employment, financial instability, a miscarriage, death of…

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