Tag Archive: Kubler-Ross

Why You Should Be Suspicious of Stories About Grief & Healing

Yesterday a good friend of mine posted this video of Tyler Cowen, an economist, speaking about why we should be suspicious of stories. Tyler’s point: Stories make a messy reality seem neat, purposeful, meaningful, and that’s one of the reasons why our brains love stories.┬áBut the problem is that reality is actually very messy, complex…

Why I’m Not Pursuing “Closure”

The word “closure” is a popular word that gets bandied around when we’re talking about loss and grieving. It was popularized by Kubler-Ross in her theory of the 5 stages of grieving and more recently has been called into question by George Bonano and other mental health practitioners working in the field of bereavement. (Bonano’s…