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Support with Grief During Holidays

Today I want to share some options for support and resources that may be helpful to you this holiday season.

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Today I want to talk about grief during the holidays. The holidays are upon us and it can be a loaded time if you are grieving.

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10 Helpful Tips for Resilient Grieving

Resilient grieving is the idea that we can take active measures and steps to find strength and learn coping tools in the face of loss, even when the pain seems unbearable.

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Can Our Loved Ones See Us from the Other Side?

Finding ways to feel connected to our loved ones is a vital part of the healing process. Seeing a psychic medium is one way to feel that connection, but is it real?

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My Story of Anxiety and Grief

Today I want to share my own experience that you may be able to relate with. This is an excerpt from my book, Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief.

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Why I Support Others with Grief

I want to share a bit about my own journey with loss and grief—and how I’ve dedicated my life to helping others get through their own loss.

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What I Know About Grief

Twenty years after the death of my mother and ten years after becoming a grief therapist, there's a lot I know about grief.

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How Exploring the Afterlife Affects the Grief Process

How exploring the afterlife can help you during the grief process and my own experience in working with a psychic medium

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Finding Meaning After Loss

Finding meaning after loss helps us make meaning out of tragedy, and by giving what I can of myself, it's changed my life.

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In Losing Someone We Love We Often Lose So Much More

We lose routines and rituals and a sense of belonging, but sometimes we also lose places. 

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Missing Your Dad on Father’s Day

While everyone around us is gathering to spend time with their fathers, it's a lonely day for others who are missing their dads.

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Dealing with Regret in Grief

Today I want to explore grief and regret with you. After a loss, regrets and guilt can haunt us endlessly.

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Mother’s Day Without Your Mom

This week I’m thinking nonstop about everyone out there who is facing Mother’s Day without their mom here.

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Mother’s Day Conference Call: Hope Edelman and Claire Bidwell Smith

Listen to Hope Edelman and Claire's pre-Mother's Day phone call.

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After Loss: Rediscovering my Mom in Motherhood

It’s not even that I feel like she’s been given back to me, but that she's been given to me anew.

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How to Spend Mother’s Day After Loss

Mother's Day can be an incredibly painful one for those of us who have lost our mothers. Here are some tips to get you through.

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My Online Grief Program is now available anytime!

I'm so excited to share this with you. Registration is now open for my 6-week online grief program. Program starts May 7th!

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A Safe Place to Grieve (Self-Guided Online Grief Program)

I so wish there had been a program like the one I am now launching. And that’s exactly why I’ve created it.

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Honoring Holidays, Anniversaries & Birthdays for Loved Ones

There are so many difficult dates after you lose someone you love. Holidays, anniversaries, birthdays...

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A Meditation for Grief

Meditation is a beautiful way to make space for all the thoughts and feelings that arise when we are grieving.

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How to Help Kids with Grief and Loss

It can be intimidating to talk with your kids about grief. For some it can open up your own grief in ways you’re not ready to confront.

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How Being Prepared for Death can Alleviate Anxiety

Experiencing so much loss in my life caused me a lot of anxiety about death...

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Healing from the Loss of a Mother

My mom died of cancer when I was eighteen years old. She'd been a wonderful mother and we were incredibly close.

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How Long Does Grief Last?

There are endless opinions about what your grief should look like. But really, the only person who knows how long your grief should last is you.

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The Missing Stage of Grief: Anxiety

The anxiety that comes with grief can be debilitating, but it tends to be ignored or dismissed as a different problem altogether.

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Grieving in the New Year

When you've lost someone you love - recently, or even years ago - the new year can bring on a tidal wave of emotions and expectations.

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The Conversation: Stories that Matter

My discussion on grief and anxiety after loss at The Conversation: Stories that Matter at the HBO Theater in NYC.

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Surviving the Holidays When You’re Grieving

The holidays can be an especially difficult time when you are grieving. The feelings around any significant loss are heightened...

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Welcome to the Sunday Mourning Podcast

Join Claire as she helps you explore grief and loss in a way that makes your heart feel whole again.

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The Sunday Mourning Podcast

In each episode of the Sunday Mourning podcast series, Claire dives into different topics related to grief – everything from guilt and anxiety to the afterlife – bringing on various guests, as well as revealing more of her personal journey and revelations. Join Claire as she helps you explore grief and loss in a way that makes your heart feel whole again.

Subscribe to my podcast and listen to past episodes using your favorite app or one of these:

Guest Podcasts

MILF Podcast
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Mom Rage
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The NY Times' Dear Sugars
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Bryanna Dee
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Selfie.
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At Last with Jesse Eaves
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Suzannah Scully
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The Commonwealth Club
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In Deep with Angie Coiro
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Jessica Murnane
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OTHERPPL with Brad Listi
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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones
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