Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue April 29, 2014

How Blogging Helps to Continue Bonds

Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams with Tom Hall
Credit Cassandra Morales
Tom Hall talks with What's Your Grief bloggers Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams on individual grief and continuing bonds

When dealing with the death of a loved one, daily rituals can maintain our bonds with our loss. Baltimore residents Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams run a blog called What’s Your Grief that provides resources and support for people grieving the loss of a loved one. 

The bloggers have a national reach, including other psychology professionals who use their posts to help grieving patients.  

You can read more about continuing bonds theory in the book Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief (Death Education, Aging and Health Care) by Dennis Klaus, Phyllis Silverman and Steven Nickman . The collection of writing about the loss of a child is called  A Broken Heart Still Beats by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel.

In this web extra, Litsa Williams gives more examples of new rituals, and Eleanor Haley explains what a 'death cafe' is.