Tag Archives: Complicated Grief

“Billy Don’t Be a Hero” by Mitch Murray and Peter Callander

Song reflects grief and anger at the loss of a soldier

“Billy Don’t Be a Hero,” an anti-war song, premiered in the United Kingdom, where it was performed by the group Paper Lace. In 1974, Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods performed the song in the United States. It shot to the … Continue reading

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“How Could I Ever Know?” by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman

From the Broadway musical "The Secret Garden"

“How Could I Ever Know?” is a song from the musical “A Secret Garden,” which opened on Broadway in April 1991 and closed in March 1993. The show is based upon Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book of the same title. It … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Try Hypnosis For Complicated or Chronic Grief

Hypnosis works with the subconscious mind to help you move through grief

Our Tip of the Week:  Grief is the natural emotional response to loss, and the temporary painful emotional states that typically arise while you’re grieving are actually your psychological tools for processing the loss. Though the anxiety, helplessness, anger, and sadness … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Dealin

g with the Sleeplessness That Accompanies Grief

After a major loss, it can be difficult to get a good night's sleep

Our Tip of the Week: It’s typical to experience disruptions in normal sleep patterns in the first few weeks and months of grief after a major loss. You may have trouble falling asleep, find yourself waking up throughout the night, or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cake (2014) by Daniel Barnz

This dark drama paints a conflicting portrait of a woman dealing with complicated grief

When Cake came out in theaters last year, I remember hearing all the buzz about how “America’s Sweetheart” Jennifer Aniston made herself completely unglamorous in the role of a woman dealing with chronic pain (along and the snub she received … Continue reading

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Young Adult Book Review: Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël



This fictional tale of a girl who loses her sister to murder teaches readers about the complexities of complicated grief

Struggling to figure out what to read next, visiting one of my local Little Free Libraries turned serendipitous when I picked up this book with my not-quite-that-common name (and its spelling) in its title and learned that death and complicated … Continue reading

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