Understanding Grief

8 Creative Ways To Process Your Grief

There are many different ways to process grief. While there are plenty of conventional and traditional coping mechanisms, there is no one “right” way, and you can use whatever feels right for you and your journey. Whether you consider yourself a particularly “creative” person or not, you may find that processing your grief through a…

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Feeling Isolated and Disenfranchised Inside LGBTQIA+ Grief

Losing someone we love is always a difficult and painful experience. To ease our pain and find a path through grief, we observe various rituals and practices that are often seen as an expected part of mourning. Meaningful quotes or scriptures can be comforting, as are loved ones’ expressions of sympathy. Yet, for some communities,…

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Experiencing Grief When Your Child Comes Out As Trans

When your child trusts you with the information that they are a transgender person, you may experience a lot of conflicting emotions at once, especially if you don’t have other “out” trans people in your life and the transgender landscape is new to you. As you sort through various emotions and immediate reactions, you may…

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Collective Healing Through Understanding And Compassion

When a community experiences losses together, we call it “collective grief.” And we can move through collective grief together when we lean on each other for support. With the ongoing pandemic, climate crisis, and a recent increase in suicides and mass shootings, that “community experiencing loss” includes just about everyone in the world. This unity…

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How World Events Can Contribute To Individual Grief

Although we tend to think of “grief” as an isolated response to a single event, it may be more accurate to say that it’s a constant thread that weaves through the fabric of our lives.  There are seasons of life where the thread is more noticeable, such as after the death of a loved one. Yet…

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The Experience of Collective Grief

Lately, the act of turning on a T.V., opening a newspaper, or scrolling through a newsfeed has been stressful at best and day-ruining at worst. It seems like every day, we’re faced with more and more bad news that can sometimes result in feelings of sadness and hopelessness, causing a near-constant state of collective grief.…

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Coping With The Loss Of Your Best Friend

What happens when your best friend dies? Just like any other loss, the loss of your best friend is one that demands to be felt.You have to hold space for it, allow yourself to experience it, and move through the grief in the ways that feel right to you. Though all of that is the…

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When You’ve Lost A Loved One To Suicide

For the last 20 years or so, death by suicide has increased significantly in the United States. This inevitably means more loved ones are left behind, trying to navigate their grief and learn how to cope with their loss. The grieving process that follows the loss of a loved one is always tricky, but grieving…

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How Families Change After Loss

Loss can and often does change everything in our lives, including our relationship with our family. Some of the changes are for the better, some are simply different but neutral and others are undeniably negative. In the years following a loss, family dynamics will continue to evolve—sometimes becoming more like they were before the loss,…

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