64 Tips for Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Back in the beginning of October I made this random list of 64 things I wish someone had told me about grief.  We got approximately a zillion amazing comments with the things you wish someone had told you about grief…

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How to Survive Thanksgiving Day Grief

Thanksgiving Day can feel particularly cruel to those mourning the death of a loved one. Not only can the bereaved find it difficult to feel appreciative during this annual time of giving thanks, but the traditions, rituals, and gatherings we…

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Children and Grief

Children’s Grief Awareness Day is designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others. Children’s Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to make…

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The Best Drug I’ve Ever Taken Wasn’t Even a Drug. It Was EMDR Therapy.

Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland, co-creator and star of the truTV series Those Who Can’t, is used to making light of life’s darkest moments. In his first book, Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-Comic Memoir, Cayton-Holland recounts one of the most devastating events…

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Sleep and Grief

Grief is an essential human experience. We’ll all experience grief throughout our lives, some of us more than others. Just as grief affects all of us, it also pervades all aspects of our lives. When we are grieving, our thoughts…

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Sleep Guide For Anxiety

Anxiety comes in many forms, from the general worry that comes from everyday life to the intense fear caused by major psychiatric disorders. As debilitating as anxiety can be to our mental and physical health, it’s also corrosive to our…

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Grieving the Loss of a Child On Father’s Day

As we look to our annual celebration of Father’s Day this Sunday, I know there are many dads out there, like me, who may experience a fresh wave of grief on this occasion, as a result of no longer having…

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Grieving the Death of an Adult Child

“If she were eight, everyone would understand my grief.  Why can’t they understand it now?  Even though she was forty-eight years old, she was still my daughter” Other parents who have experienced the death of an adult child often echo…

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My Dad’s Death Made Me Dread Father’s Day — But Here’s Why I’ll Still Celebrate It

I don’t like Father’s Day. Not because it is a holiday used by companies to make money — but because my dad is dead. In case you have not been on the internet, watched TV, listened to the radio, read…

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5 Things Not to Say to My Grieving Children on Father’s Day

After my husband died when my kids were 8 and 9, Father’s Day became a dreaded milestone—and a day that makes the people who love us uncomfortable. They don’t know what to say, but here’s what they shouldn’t. [READ MORE]

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