If Buddy the cockatiel can find a new normal in the face of major loss, so can I.
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You lost someone you love. Stop looking for a reason and start thinking about the meaning you are going to assign to that event. Steve Case,… Read More »You Can’t Make Grief Go Away. All You Can Do Is Make It Count.
In the space below, draw yourself, and highlight where you feel your grief physically. (It doesn’t matter if you’re a shitty artist. Just put something… Read More »I Never Knew that Grief Could Physically Hurt So Much
It’s been a month since my father died. That sentence, as I type it, feels like a lie. And not simply because a substantial part… Read More »Out with the Old Brain, in with the New Brain — the Grief Brain
There are a few things about grief that I wish I had known a long time ago. Before the losses started and I was forced… Read More »Grief Is Idiosyncratic & Bounces Like a Ball in a Box
There’s a word I learned recently. Kummerspeck. It’s German. Its literal meaning is “grief bacon.” Figuratively, it’s used to mean the weight you gain from… Read More »The Ever-Present Threat of Psychological Grief Bacon
I had my tonsils out as an adult. It’s a brutal recovery. Most people don’t know this because they think of a tonsillectomy as something… Read More »On Grief: The Worst Thing About Having Your Tonsils Out
I never planned for this spring and summer to be so difficult. But does anyone ever? It isn’t as though people pencil in traumas on their calendars or dutifully schedule major losses.
Figuring out what romantic relationships and close friendships I want to have has also involved figuring out what aspects of myself I want to feel better about and which ones I want to work on.