Posts Tagged ‘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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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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Navigating The Loss of Your Life Partner

Losing the person you share your life with is a life-changing event. Your most intimate relationship is more intertwined with your life than any other, so losing them can feel like losing a part of yourself. This loss touches every part of your life. It’s completely understandable to feel overwhelmed and like this is impossible…

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4 Must-Read Books While Grieving (This Summer)

One of the ways we mourn our losses in life is through community and connection with others. We gather for viewings, funerals, and memorials, and we honor our loved ones with shared family traditions. Sometimes, though—particularly in a peri-pandemic world—that connection and community can be a little bit harder to realize. We can feel alone,…

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10 Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day After He Has Died

Not just for fathers, Father’s Day is a day for us to honor and acknowledge all of the supportive men, fathers, and others in our lives. Planning to celebrate Father’s Day, after your father has died, can feel challenging at times. Thankfully, there isn’t one “right way” to celebrate and you get to decide what…

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11 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day After She Has Died

Mother’s Day isn’t just a day for moms, it’s a day for us to celebrate and appreciate all of the wonderful women, mothers, and others in our lives. Choosing how to celebrate Mother’s Day, when your mother is no longer living, can feel challenging. There are so many ways to observe Mother’s Day. Many of…

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Why Should I Have a Will?

When famous singer Bob Marley passed away in 1981, he left behind no written will. It took over 30 years of battling it out in court before his wife and family were finally able to divide up his estate appropriately. There was a lot of confusion and litigation along the way, some even resulting in…

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