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5 Books To Help You Work Through Your Grief

5 Books To Help You Work Through Your Grief

We firmly believe that stories are what helps us through. If you’re in the throes of your own grief, or trying to empathize with someone else’s losses, try these books.
When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

When sour fruit is being chucked at my life left and right, the last thing I can think of is turning it into something delightful and filling other people’s cups. 
How To Show Up (When You Can't Show Up)

How To Show Up (When You Can't Show Up)

Grief has always been lonely. Suffering has always been lonely; it’s lonelier than ever in the era of isolation. But anyone who has ever been in crisis can tell you that there is a big difference between being there and being there
What Not To Say To A Grieving Person

What Not To Say To A Grieving Person

We always say that it’s better to say the wrong thing than to say nothing at all. And... that’s true, but there are at least a few things you should try not to say to people in grief.
What Do I Do For A Grieving Person?

What Do I Do For A Grieving Person?

Everyone wants to know what to do to support a person who is grieving. After the funeral is over, after we’ve dropped off a hot dish (that’s Midwest for "casserole") and sent a card... what do we do?

What Does It Mean To Move Forward?

What Does It Mean To Move Forward?

The grief of death is obvious. We can recognize that one when we see it or experience it. It’s harder for all of us to recognize grief in its other forms — when the subject of our sorrow isn’t the death of a person but the loss of something else.

The 5-Minute Self-Care Plan

The 5-Minute Self-Care Plan

If there’s another phrase that’s buzzier (and emptier) than self-care, we don’t want to know what it is. Is self-care eating salad? Watching Netflix? Pressing ignore on a call you don’t want to take? Yes, and, it’s really about being in tune with where you are and what you need. 
Welcome to the HYWC

Welcome to the HYWC

The more you talk about being widowed, the more people in your life push you toward other widows. And throughout the Twin Cities, people pushed their widowed friends, families and co-workers toward us.

now.

now.

I always thought tattoos like mine were kind of silly. Who needs a reminder to breathe, I scoffed when Lindsay Lohan got that word tattooed on her wrist. Today I think, Who doesn’t need that reminder?

It's Going To Be Okay

It's Going To Be Okay

These were the words Aaron said to me over and over and over again. And every time he said it, I nodded. And inside I screamed, “YOU LIAR!”
Are You A Mourning Person?

Are You A Mourning Person?

When we found out our founder Nora McInerny's TED talk on grief was the #4 TED Talk of 2019, we were super proud but not at all surprised. Because grief is the universal experience that still puzzles all of us. 
Am I Normal?

Am I Normal?

Grief is universal and personal all at once. It’s a physical, emotional and spiritual experience, all mixed up in the worst recipe of all time.