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Ten Grief Coping Strategies for Mother’s Day

Grief Coping Strategies for Mother’s Day

If you’ve experienced grief, you are likely familiar with feeling overwhelmed and anxious leading up to and during special days or holidays. As each important date comes and goes, you’re reminded that the person you’re grieving isn’t there to enjoy them with you. Mother’s Day, in particular, can be especially difficult for those who have […]

Five TED Talk Playlists to Help You Move Forward in Your Grief Journey

Ted Talks on Grief

In January, we published an article showcasing podcasts that help listeners process different types of grief experiences and affirm their own grief journey. This month, we would like to highlight a similar kind of resource in video form: Ted Talks on Grief.  Many people are familiar with TED, an organization that fosters community and creates […]

Grief Insomnia: Tips for Rebalancing Your Sleep After Loss

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TW: This article contains mentions of depression and suicide.  Sleep disturbances tend to occur more frequently for individuals who are stressed, fatigued, not exercising regularly, and have difficulty relaxing before bed. For those who have just experienced the loss of a close friend or family member, you are likely experiencing all of the above. Troubled […]

How Grief Journaling Can Help You to Heal After a Loss

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Grief journaling is a creative outlet that can help you process your feelings after experiencing a loss. Journaling provides a safe space to share your innermost thoughts and/or emotions that might otherwise be difficult to express openly. Writing daily can help individuals who have been putting off working through their grief to cope with their […]

5 Podcasts to Help Affirm and Reframe Your Grief

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Have you recently been struggling with grief? Have other coping techniques been ineffective so far? Consider listening to a grief podcast! Grief is complex, and sometimes, listening to another person’s story can help you to start validating your own feelings and experiences.  Benefits of Listening to Grief Podcasts Listening to a grief podcast can help […]

6 Grief Tips for Reimagining the Holidays

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Christmas music on the radio, countless cheery commercials, and colorful lights everywhere you go: these constant reminders can be overwhelming for anyone celebrating the season without their loved ones. In a time that carries a lot of joy, merriment, and cheer, there can also be a lot of sadness and dread when grieving during the […]

Gratefulness and Grieving: What You Should Know

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Loss and grief are often magnified during the holiday season, but so is the power of gratitude. For many people, though, gratefulness and grieving might seem to be completely opposite emotions. Practicing gratitude, however, can help you find purpose in your grief and honor the emotions and memories that arise this time of year. As […]

How to Celebrate Meaningful Days While Grieving

Picture shows birthday cake with candles blown out. This blog discusses how to celebrate meaningful days while grieving

If you’ve known loss and grief, you have maybe also known the fear of celebrating. Just like the seasons, grief constantly changes. Fall and the holiday season can be especially taxing on your recovery. As each important date comes and goes – anniversaries, birthdays, holidays – you’re reminded that the person you’re grieving isn’t there […]

Grief is a Universal Experience: What Can We Learn About Grief From Other Cultures?

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While people around the world react to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, we’re reminded that grief is truly a universal experience. From Dia de los Muertos in Mexico to South Korean burial beads to the elaborate preplanning of a monarch’s public mourning – funeral customs are just as unique as the cultures they’re from. […]

Preparing for a Protestant Funeral

Preparing for a Protestant Funeral

The passing of a loved one is a time to remember their life and honor their legacy. For those whose faith was important to them, honoring their Christian beliefs is a gesture of beauty, dignity, and respect. Let this be your go-to guide for preparing for a protestant funeral. Differences Between Catholic and Protestant Funeral […]