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8 Ways to Practice Gentle Self-Care for Fresh Grief

Being freshly bereaved is an overwhelming experience. Any fresh emotion is hard to cope with, because when emotions are fresh they tend to be more intense. We naturally try to avoid situations where we experience high distress, but grief is something that we can’t always avoid. We all experience it, in varying ways throughout life. […]

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3 Ways to Manage Anger in a Healthy Way

Anger is often a misunderstood emotion. It’s seen as bad or negative, but the truth is there are no “bad” feelings. There are feelings that make us uncomfortable–anger perhaps being one of them–but all feelings are just data. They aren’t good or bad, they just provide us with some information about ourselves.  And anger is […]

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6 Reasons Why Crying Is Good for You

Did you know that crying is actually good for you? Crying is something that we all do, even if we sometimes wish we didn’t. It can make us feel helpless or small to cry because our culture sees crying as a sign of weakness. After all, babies cry, right? However, crying isn’t a sign of […]

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4 Ways to Grieve a Friendship

When you think of a breakup, what kind of relationship do you picture? If you’re imagining a romantic relationship, you’re not alone, but that’s not the only kind of relationship that can experience a breakup. Friendship breakups are a common yet poorly understood phenomenon.  One reason that we don’t expect our friendships to end is […]

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Big T vs Little T Trauma

What is trauma? We’ve talked about it a bit on our blog before, but to experience trauma is to live through a distressing event that creates long lasting pain or distress in our lives, which in turn can impact our ability to cope or function. Trauma is describing that emotional response to the event–the long […]

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Grieving Relationships We Didn’t Have

There are many different types of grief in the world. Recently we talked about queer grief and what it can look like to honor that grief. We’ve also discussed the grief that comes with:  Losing a pet Holidays  Collective loss Career changes Divorce  Moving But what about relationships you never had? Can you grieve those? […]

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Honoring Queer Grief

It’s true that everyone, at some point, will experience grief in their life. As we’ve written about before on the blog, grief can be felt for any number of reasons, like losing a friend, switching jobs, moving, divorce, and yes, death. Grief is a universal human experience, but we all experience it a little differently. […]

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Journal Prompts for Post-Vaccine Anxiety

Reentry into the world post-vaccine can feel scary and unpredictable.  It’s completely normal to be feeling anxiety about it! We’ve spent over a year trying to figure out how to live away from people, it’s natural that it’s going to take a little while to adjust back to being around them again! And now especially […]

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7 Resources for Allies During Pride Month

In the United States, June is recognized as Pride Month. The history of Pride is much different than the way it looks today. While now we think of celebration and parades, Pride started through the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June of 1969. Stonewall is seen as the starting point of the modern LGBTQ+ rights […]

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How Long Does the Grieving Process Last?

At some point or another, we will all experience grief. Grief is an intense emotion, so it makes sense that we won’t want to be dealing with it all the time. We’ve all had to get more up close and personal with grief in the last year than we’re used to, and it can be […]

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