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What's Your Grief
At this time of year, when many people are thinking about how far they've come and where they are headed, we want to remind people to be kind and fair to themselves when conceptualizing progress, especially in grief.
"Navigating grief through the holidays while parenting is like being the head stewardess on a flight that is experiencing great turbulence. Your job is to smile, pretend everything is okay—and will be okay— for the passengers," writes contributor Lynn LaPlante Allaway
A California mom's photo of the tattoo she got to honor the baby she lost to miscarriage is resonating with parents across the Internet. 🌈
Yes, you know they would
64 New Year's Resolutions for Grievers
Print and keep! Good reminder any time of year.
www.whatsyourgrief.com Like many, I have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. On the one hand, they can be a great kick in the butt. But on the other, they have the potential to make you feel like a total failure when you…well…fail. Just the same, we thought coming up with a list of 64 grief resolution…
Remembering Ornament: A Holiday Grief Activity for Kids & Teens
What do you do to honor loved ones during holidays?
www.whatsyourgrief.com today we are talking about a holiday grief activity for grieving children that I promise is cheap and simple. Now, just so we're clear, I am the WYGer who
Driven: Photographs Taken at the End of Life
What are your thoughts? I especially find the hands beautiful. To me they symbolize the beauty and strength found in love.
photogrief.com [photo by Stacey Gilmere] “I didn’t really analyze it. I felt driven to do it.” ~Annie Leibovitz Some people just feel driven, this is the only way I can explain it. Some people feel driven to photograph a moment because it’s beautiful or awful or anything in between. [photo by Rhonda Novack] Some…
Viral 'Rainbow Babies' Photo Post Brings Emotional Topic To Light
Symbols of hope and community for those who have lost a baby..
huff.to "There's such a healing that comes from a rainbow baby."
Encouragement for those who have lost a loved one.
PhotoGrief - Sharing Snapshots of our Grief
photogrief.com Language is limited when it comes to expressing the experience of grief. How could one truly explain the depths of their pain or accurately describe the memory their loved one’s smile? Sometimes there just aren’t the right words and sometimes you d
The New Normal: Navigating Life After Harris' Death
huff.to I am supposed to be your sister for the duration of our lives. I am not supposed to tell funny stories about when we were kids at your funeral. I am not supposed to sit on the cold ground, peering into a giant hole at a casket we chose for you out of a brochure. On February 19, 2015, our worst-case scenario became a reality.
Hugs to those missing their dads today.
The zillion father-child photos in your newsfeed feeling like a little much to handle? Social media can be a raging grief trigger - no shame in logging out for the day!
What's Your Grief
Sending good thoughts to all those struggling this Father's Day!
Avoid Going from Bad to Worse in a Crisis
Grief is a crisis. Go gently and seek support.
psychcentral.com No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. ~ Randy Pausch But, as Pausch, author of The Last Lecture, also pointed out, “at the same time, it is often within your power to make them better.” When things are not going well, what...
So true... be kind to yourself.
Graffiti Wall: A Grief Activity for Kids
Would you consider this?
whatsyourgrief.com This grief activity for kids is appropriate for school aged children and young teens who enjoy drawing and creative expression.
School starting age: the evidence
This very interesting. And again shows the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual benefits of play. Part of why I love play therapy so much.
cam.ac.uk Earlier this month the "Too Much, Too Soon" campaign made headlines with a letter calling for a change to the start age for formal learning in schools. Here, one of the signatories, Cambridge researcher David Whitebread, from the Faculty of Education, explains why children may need more time to deve…
Making the Same Mistakes as Our Loved Ones
Wondering, is this true for you?
whatsyourgrief.com It’s 10:30am and the girls are still in their pajamas. Actually, I’m still in my pajamas as well. This is a little lazy, but only slightly out of the ordinary thanks to our comfy-casual dress code. The minute anyone hits the door it’s off with the pants and on with anything that has a forgiving wai…
Sesame Street and Grief: talking about grief before it was cool.
Great job Sesame Street!
whatsyourgrief.com What do Sesame Street and grief have to do with each other? Well, you may or may not be aware that Sesame Street was talking about death and grief long before the internet was filled with resources for grieving kids.
Billy Bob Thornton Gets Incredibly Candid About The Lasting Impact Of His Brother's Death
October 3, 1988 is the day everything changed for Billy Bob Thornton.
The Oscar-winning actor was 33 years old at the time, having recently filmed a few roles on both the big and small screens. Wi
Funeral Homes Increasingly Using Dogs to Comfort Mourners
Great Story! I hope the idea spreads. : )
She was tired of just letting the depression consume her. So she set up her camera and took these.
Don't be ashamed to ask for help.
upworthy.com She had an uncanny sense that she should document her recent bout of depression. I'm glad she did. Photos by Alicia Shao.
9 Creative Ways to Preserve Handwriting
I love these ideas! My grandmother's recipes are a treasure.
whatsyourgrief.com My dad had the most perfect penmanship. He attributed it to his Catholic school education, the nuns beat it into me, he would say. Whether he was writing with his left or right hand, his handwriting was better than most people’s. As the story went, he broke his right arm three times in a year ...
Do you agree?
“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
― Rose Kennedy
How many if us feel guilty when we laugh, as if in doing so we diminish how great our loss is. I encourage you to find things that make you laugh.
Poster created by Loann with Love and Healing Hugs
Mom adds sandbox to boy's grave so older son can play with his brother: http://peoplem.ag/uzoI4
huffingtonpost.com It's important to keep the connection alive. Just because a person's form has left this planet doesn't mean that the relationship is over.
huffingtonpost.com When someone you love leaves the planet, you are no longer quite the same person. Wishing to return to your old self is an exercise in defeat. Instead, recognize that you are growing into a new self. This new self will integrate love, loss and cha...
As I sit here and whisper, I miss you, I believe somehow you can still hear me.
How good are you at letting the pain flow?
Some days will offer a deluge of feeling, a storm of emotion. Let the rain fall and the tears shed. Don't try to resist a rainy day -- just let the rain fall and know that emotions, like the weather, are constantly changing, shifting, cycling back, and moving.
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