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Nurturing Hope in Difficult Times

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   “Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.” — Pliny the Elder   The caller to the Center for Loss asked a question that is on the hearts of many right now: “Are we going to get through this?” It became obvious as the...

Coronavirus and the Six Needs of Mourning

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   Alongside the physical pandemic, the novel coronavirus is causing a pandemic of grief. That’s what we’re all feeling right now—grief. It’s important to recognize that. Grief is everything we think and feel inside of us whenever our...

This Pandemic of Grief

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. The coronavirus is not only causing a viral pandemic—it is giving rise to a pandemic of grief. As I write this, in mid-March, we as a global community are suffering so many losses that I hardly know where to begin. Death and grief go...