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Dealing with Grief & Loss
Faydra Koenig: Providing support during grief and loss Red Bluff Daily News
Last week I shared a snippet of information about how grief and resilience coexist. That it is normal and expected that times of loss create conflicting emotions ...
Family members can share grief during the holidays, but how each person grieves is different - Medical Xpress
Family members can share grief during the holidays, but how each person grieves is different Medical Xpress
Grief isn't equal to sadness and people grieving around the holidays aren't always going to shed tears as a result, according to a Purdue professor who ...
Holidays can be manageable for those who mourn Newsandtribune
JEFFERSONVILLE – Therapist Donna Greenhill has worked with grieving clients throughout her 40 years at LifeSpring.
Child loss support group ceremony acknowledges love and grief for deceased children BayToday
'We talk about our kids and how they made us smile, how they made us proud, and how much we miss them'
Gary Barlow opens up about grief over loss of daughter HELLO! Magazine
Gary Barlow has opened up about the stillbirth of his daughter Poppy and revealed why he thinks it is important to talk about it more openly.
The Christmas Blues: Tips For Coping With Grief And Loss During The Holidays KUAR
The holidays can create an extra burden for people struggling after the death of a loved one, a divorce or other stressors throughout the year. Dr. Brittney Schrick ...
How to Support Your Grieving Friend through the Holidays Verily
Holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year – and for many they are. But when someone loses a loved one or experiences grief, whether it.
Holiday memories: Coping with grief and loss during the Christmas season The Decatur Daily
The Rev. Brad Eades called it an ambush — that moment when a sight, a sound, a smell triggers a memory. Those moments, the bereavement counselor with ...
Multiple losses add up to increased grief Chicago Daily Herald
Many in the baby boom generation are facing the deaths of loved ones - losing not only parents, but friends, cousins, and siblings. These cumulative losses can ...
Enduring grief: Coping with first responder loss EMS1.com
Firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, though accustomed to death, need to process grief when losing someone close to them.
How To Manage The Holidays If You Are Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One, According To Experts - Bustle
How To Manage The Holidays If You Are Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One, According To Experts Bustle
The holidays can be a complicated time of year. While they're often a season to spend time with friends and family, if you've lost a close family member, the ...
Personalized bears help parents deal with infant loss myndnow.com
To help parents cope with the loss of an infant, Sanford Health is providing personalized bears, known as "Molly Bears" to the affected parents.
Commentary: Help is here for children who are grieving a loss Naples Daily News
November is National Children's Grief Awareness month, set aside to educate communities on how children grieve and how specialists can help them heal.
How to grieve the loss of a pet Asbury Park Press
How to care for your aging pet, what to look for, and how to grieve.
Jefferson High School grief counselors available after student takes own life on campus KATU
Grief counselors will be at Jefferson High School near Salem again on Tuesday, and all after-school activities are canceled for the second day. On Monday, a ...
N.S. town grieving loss of four-year-old killed during Santa Claus parade Global News
MaCali Cormier died Saturday night after she fell under the wheels of a float during the annual Parade of Lights in Yarmouth, N.S..
Resources are available for suicide survivors WatertownDailyTimes.com
The Lewis County Suicide Prevention Coalition recognizes that many in our community are grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. The holidays may be ...
Grief Affects Your Mind And Body - Here's How WSYM-TV
We know grief can put us through a rollercoaster of emotions. The Kubler-Ross model (or, as it's more widely known, “the five stages of grief”) describes a cycle ...
Dealing with loss during the holiday season | News Newton County Times
Fast Facts: Holiday season can magnify feelings of grief, loss. Allow yourself to feel what you are feeling. Contact a doctor if you are feeling symptoms of ...
Do Dogs Grieve The Loss Of Their Owners? WBUR
A photograph of Sully, George H.W. Bush's *service* dog, lying in front of the former president's casket went viral over the weekend.
Holidays can be hard on people grieving a loss, so be kind to yourself AZCentral
Just because you lay aside cherished traditions this time doesn't mean they're gone forever. You can choose to celebrate the holidays on a smaller scale this ...
Is There a Right to Grieve? Psychology Today
Every society has external rules or norms that govern how we are expected to behave. Yet societies also have internal rules that set expectations on internal ...
How do couples deal with loss and grief? There’s a Centre County resource to help - Centre Daily Times
How do couples deal with loss and grief? There’s a Centre County resource to help Centre Daily Times
I've been an OB/GYN for more than 16 years, and there is a real possibility that I will deal with grief and loss every day.
National Grief Study Launched to Help Military Families Manage Loss of a Loved One - charlestonchronicle.net
National Grief Study Launched to Help Military Families Manage Loss of a Loved One charlestonchronicle.net
Military family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one in a duty-related death often describe continued challenges with bereavement long after ...
Editing consciousness: How bereaved people control their thoughts without knowing it - Science Daily
Editing consciousness: How bereaved people control their thoughts without knowing it Science Daily
A new study shows that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering, a discovery that could lead to more effective ...
Grace Millane murder prompts outpouring of grief in New Zealand The Guardian
The murder of the British backpacker Grace Millane has provoked an unprecedented outpouring of collective shame and grief in New Zealand, and sparked a ...
How not to hurt a friend or family member who is grieving a loved one | Opinion The Tennessean
Many people will try poorly to comfort someone by saying "It was God's will," but we would prefer to hear "I love you" and "I'm here for you."
Book review: Personal grief in 'Loss Sings' offers a new perspective on classical Arab poet - The National
Book review: Personal grief in 'Loss Sings' offers a new perspective on classical Arab poet The National
Loss Sings is part of the Cahier Series, which brings out short reflections on writing and translation by world literary luminaries, including Nobel winners and ...
Coping With Loss And Dealing With Grief During The Holidays TAPinto.net
NUTLEY, NJ – Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially during the holidays. Grieving is a process that has no timetable, and everyone ...
How to Help Grieving Children Chicago Parent
Adults can help support a grieving child in a variety of ways.
Grief at the holidays… and some tips for coping with loss Hometown Focus
Grief is a universal reaction to loss. Grief is the normal, natural, and adaptive reaction to a loss, to the loss of a loved one who has died. The responses and.
New survey documents how people deal with grief at Christmas Crux: Covering all things Catholic
LEICESTER, United Kingdom - For most people, Christmas is a joyous time with family and friends; but this joy can turn to grief when those family and friends ...
Amanda Palmer Announces New Album 'There Will Be No Transmission' Clash Magazine
Amanda Palmer is set to release her new album 'There Will Be No Transmission' on March 8th. The songwriter crowdfunded the record via fans, a process that ...
Event offers support for grieving families Rocky Mount Telegram
From Staff Reports. Sunday, December 9, 2018. Facing the holiday season when a family has recently lost a loved one can be difficult. To help those families, ...
About Medicine: Bereavement group offers validation, support following loss Ravalli Republic
In our deepest grief, those who have loved and know loss, find the darkest and hardest days of our journey as humans. Grief is a difficult emotion to completely ...
Grief Support After a Substance Abuse Loss | Family Fun Frederick News Post
Dealing with the death of a loved one due to any circumstance is difficult, but when it involves an overdose or addiction, coping can be an even greater ...
Eastern Tech students and faculty grieve loss of Baltimore County officer who killed himself at school - Baltimore Sun
Eastern Tech students and faculty grieve loss of Baltimore County officer who killed himself at school Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County Police officer Joseph Comegna was known as a gentleman who always talked to students and staff at Eastern Technical High School, here he ...
How To Support A Friend Who's Grieving Suicide Loss, According To Experts Bustle
For those who are grieving the death of a loved one by suicide, feelings of isolation, alienation, and guilt can be crippling. And just when they're needed most, ...
Oxford therapists to lead free workshop to combat grief during holidays Oxford Eagle
Oxford therapists are hosting a free workshop during the first week of December to help combat different kinds of grief during the holiday season.
Holiday help: How to cope, grieve and experience the holidays after loss Wise County Messenger
CARRYING ON – Beverly Ross of Wise County Christian Counseling is using her personal grief testimony to reach others. In September, she opened up the ...
Grief support group offers fellowship to families suffering from loss during the holidays - WHNT News 19
Grief support group offers fellowship to families suffering from loss during the holidays WHNT News 19
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Family Services Center Homicide Survivors Program provides support to those who have lost loved ones to violence. While this is a ...
Take That's Gary Barlow says it was "important" to talk about the grief of losing daughter Poppy publicly - DigitalSpy.com
Take That's Gary Barlow says it was "important" to talk about the grief of losing daughter Poppy publicly DigitalSpy.com
Gary Barlow has revealed why he decided to talk about the stillbirth of his daughter Poppy so publicly.
15 Women On How They Cope With Grief Around The Holidays Bustle
Although the holidays are an exciting and relaxing time for many people, others don't look forward to them as much. If you're coping with grief around the ...
Handling grief and depression: There's no right or wrong to managing sorrow during the holidays - The Daily Courier
Handling grief and depression: There's no right or wrong to managing sorrow during the holidays The Daily Courier
In what is supposed to be a jolly season, folks that are feeling less than jolly, or downright sad, can often feel guilty or all the more depressed because they ...
Couples: Child Loss, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street" Palo Alto Online
"No U-Turn at Mercy Street" by Chandrama Anderson, MA, MFT. Here's a quote and the back cover copy: No U-Turn at Mercy Street is an unvarnished look at ...
Support available for infant loss The Herald-News
Will County Health Department discusses bereavement, resources.
Comfort at Christmas: A Service for those in Grief or Loss Episcopal News Service
Event Title. Comfort at Christmas: A *Service* for those in Grief or Loss. When does it start? 12/16/2018. When does it end? 12/16/2018. Event Location.
A Thanksgiving Feast With Space At The Table For Grief NPR
The Charlotte, N.C. support group Mothers of Murdered Offspring hosts an annual Thanksgiving meal for families who have lost a loved one to homicide.
The long goodbye: dealing with loss during the holiday season Naples Daily News
Exploring different ways to handle loss on the holidays.
Group provides 'companioning' to those grieving the loss of a loved one - Osoyoos Times - Osoyoos Times
Group provides 'companioning' to those grieving the loss of a loved one - Osoyoos Times Osoyoos Times
Karen Brant, Lorna McKay and Maureen Parriott started The Grapevine as a group to help others and themselves through the process of grieving the loss of a ...
UW Hospital event helps participants deal with grief during holidays Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
The Friends of UW Health's Love Lights event on Saturday helped people who have lost loved ones over the past year cope with the difficulties of the holidays.
George and Barbara Bush never stopped agonizing over the death of their 3-year-old, Robin - The Washington Post
George and Barbara Bush never stopped agonizing over the death of their 3-year-old, Robin The Washington Post
In a letter penned to his mother in the late 1950s, George H.W. Bush indicated that something was missing from his home. At the time, Bush and his wife, ...
15 Tips For Coping With Grief, Especially Around The Holidays Bustle
Holiday cheer is in much of the air these days, but it's not a happy time of year for everyone, especially if certain loved ones are no longer in your life, such as ...
NPHS grad pens book about loss, grief and adoption New Prague Times
Julie Yackley was born in Inchheon, South Korea, and was adopted in May, 1986, by Don and Janice Yackley of New Prague. Even before the adoption her ...
How Claude Julien navigated the stages of grief after a... The Athletic
For the first time Sunday night, following a 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks at home, Canadiens coach Claude Julien appeared to arrive at the final stage of grief, ...
In SF, grieving Israeli and Palestinian parents share tales of loss - The Jewish News of Northern California
In SF, grieving Israeli and Palestinian parents share tales of loss The Jewish News of Northern California
Israeli Robi Damelin and Palestinian Mazen Faraj were all smiles as they greeted their San Francisco audience. But the smiles faded as they told their personal ...
‘Like therapy, but better’: The holiday dinner party that makes space for grief - The Washington Post
‘Like therapy, but better’: The holiday dinner party that makes space for grief The Washington Post
Christmas was always her father's holiday. Courtney Arnold's dad loved the music. He loved the tree. The two of them would sit side-by-side on the floor, sorting ...
How To Talk To Your Kids About Death And Grief HuffPost
Death can be a difficult topic for anyone. Death and grief are natural parts of the human experience, but mourning a loss is also an incredibly complex process.
After Camp Fire, funeral homes help others through their losses while enduring their own - The Daily World
After Camp Fire, funeral homes help others through their losses while enduring their own The Daily World
CHICO, Calif. — In the face of the historic loss of life from the Camp Fire, staffs at funeral homes and mortuaries in the region have been working tirelessly to ...
Blue Christmas at Knoxville Church to Help with Pain, Grief at Holidays KNIA / KRLS Radio
For many who have experienced grief, loss and hard times the Christmas season can be difficult to handle; the memories they struggle with, combined with the ...
Grief counselors help students cope with loss of five people WPBF West Palm Beach
Grief counselors are available at the Westwood High School in Fort Pierce this week to talk with students having a tough time dealing with a huge tragedy.
Families grieve the loss of a baby in their own way - but they need support Independent.ie
Bereavement care is not prescriptive. This is something I know to be true in my role as Chaplain at the Rotunda Hospital for the last 10 years. At some point in life ...
Community mourns, support pours in after loss of JSO bailiff WJXT News4JAX
The Jacksonville community mourned Monday with the Sheriff's Office after a bailiff was killed in a DUI wreck that also critically injured her JSO officer husband ...
The gift of loss Star Tribune
The summer of 1961 was not a happy time in my life. Two weeks after my high school graduation, my maternal grandfather died. My mother and I had lived with ...
Memorial to help those suffering loss The West Australian
The love we have for people doesn't stop, it keeps going.”
Mum left homeless at Christmas after grief sent her into depression and debt opens up for You Can Help Maidstone Day Centre and Kent Messenger campaign - Kent Online
Mum left homeless at Christmas after grief sent her into depression and debt opens up for You Can Help Maidstone Day Centre and Kent Messenger campaign Kent Online
A mother left homeless at Christmas time tells how her stable life collapsed after a family death.
Hospice of Gladwin Area offers six-week Grief and Loss Support Series - Gladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion
Hospice of Gladwin Area offers six-week Grief and Loss Support Series Gladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion
BEAVERTON – Grief is a natural and normal response to the loss of someone or something significant in our lives. Part of the work of grieving is adapting to the.
New grief support group to start in Pittston Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
PITTSTON — A new group has been formed to support and comfort people who are grieving, regardless of the kind of loss suffered. The first meeting of the ...
Eamonn Doyle on family, loss and facing his grief on the Irish coast Wallpaper*
After losing his mother to cancer, Dublin-based photographer Eamonn Doyle tried to make sense of his mourning. The resulting series 'K' was shot on the ...
Grief groups help students cope with all-too-common trauma and violence - Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Grief groups help students cope with all-too-common trauma and violence Philadelphia Public School Notebook
He doesn't know why it happened or who did it, but Semaj Brazzle remembers the exact date: June 12, 2018. That was the day when a friend of his, a high ...
Students grieving a death deserve their own support group UT The Daily Texan
Columnist Kateri David points out the need for a support group specifically for UT students grieving a death.
Holiday season is the most difficult time for grieving lost loved ones: 'Now what do I do?' - Chicago Tribune
Holiday season is the most difficult time for grieving lost loved ones: 'Now what do I do?' Chicago Tribune
Welcome to the “Living After Loss” support group, where guests share their grief – and their healing – after the death of a loved one, agreeing, "The holidays are ...
The Fire That Changed The Way We Think About Grief | Magazine Harvard Crimson
Early in his medical career, Erich Lindemann grew interested in patients who had lost a part of themselves: those with amputated legs, failing eyesight, organs ...
Free resources launched to support British Columbians struggling with addiction, loss and grief - Toronto Star
Free resources launched to support British Columbians struggling with addiction, loss and grief Toronto Star
VANCOUVER—In response to the unrelenting impact of addiction and the overdose crisis on British Columbians, a new suite of resources has been launched ...
Coping with the holidays after the loss of a loved one Journal Advocate
Editor's Note: This is the third in a four-part series. With the holidays approaching, we wanted to switch gears a little. Hospice of the Plains provides a multitude of ...
Unit 5 Social Workers Talk Ways To Support Grieving Children WGLT News
Unit 5 social workers are emphasizing the role a parent plays in the lives of children experiencing trauma.
How to console those in mourning The Boston Globe
For the over-50 population, coping with painful losses is an inescapable part of life.
Talon Takeaways: The 5 stages of grief for ULM fans Monroe News Star
*Editor's note: "Talon Takeaways" is a series of fireside chats between The News-Star's Adam Hunsucker and the ULM faithful regarding the state of their ...
Palo Alto teacher dies after officer-involved shooting Palo Alto Online
Kyle Hart, a teacher at Frank S. Greene Middle School in Palo Alto, died Monday after he was shot by a police officer called to his Redwood City home in ...
'Sisters in Loss' Helps Black Women Cope With Miscarriage and Infertility Black Enterprise
Erica M. McAfee launched Sisters in Loss—a coaching program, podcast community of 10000 and series of resources, and retreats to help black women cope ...
Grieving her mother's loss, Austin teen turns to help others KXAN.com
An Austin teenager is now on a mission to help others just like her, people who've had to say goodbye to their loved ones and who are now left with a void in ...
VIDEO: Young Langley boy uses his grief to help other kids suffering loss Langley Times
Thursday Langley Hospice hosts its Paint the Town Blue campaign to spotlight child bereavement.
How Tragedy Survivors Will Celebrate Thanksgiving TIME
Here's how some of the survivors of 2018's American tragedies will spend Thanksgiving.
'Anything But Merry' offers help for those grieving during the holidays KitchenerToday.com
The holidays are often a difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one. 'Anything But Merry' sessions offer some helpful coping strategies.
Trying to understand 'a complicated grief' - Albert Lea Tribune Albert Lea Tribune
That “club” is the number of people who have lost a loved one to suicide. For Jodi and John Bromeland, that loved one was a son — Danny Bromeland — whom ...
Reader questions social media connections | Advice Columns Brunswick News
Dear Harritette: A woman I knew professionally and have been peripherally connected to over the years died suddenly. She leaves behind several children and ...
Support and advice if you're grieving a loss this holiday season WWLP.com
The holidays can be a difficult time of year if you've experienced the loss of a loved one. A seminar and support group can help you make it through. Here to tell ...
Dealing with loss: Memphis-area writer contributes to 'Grief Dialogues' The Commercial Appeal
Toni Lepeska was a contributor to “Grief Dialogues: The Book." Her essay focuses on the gap that death creates in people's lives.
Coping With the Loss of a Loved One During the Holidays Kane County Chronicle
The December holiday season is, for many people, a favorite time of the year. It can be hectic and stressful, but it's also a great opportunity to spend time with ...
Wyoming woman falls through ice, drowns trying to save her dog WZZM13.com
Tracy Cashman was trying to save her dog, which police say had fallen through the ice during their walk at Battjes Park, Saturday night.
Schoolhouse to host old-school holiday open house event SoMdNews.com
The One-Room Schoolhouse in Port Republic will do its best to get residents get into the holiday spirit when it hosts its annual Ol' Fashioned Christmas Open ...
Leander ISD Provides Grief Counselors In Wake Of Students Death Patch.com
Counselors Available After Leander Student's Death - Cedar Park-Leander, TX - Officials urge students affected by the traffic death of Vista Ridge High School ...
West Island Calendar for the week of Dec. 12 Montreal Gazette
What's happening in the West Island Off-Island this week.
Families coping with grief London Live
The loss of a family member can be an incredible blow to a family and loved ones, but when it comes to telling young children, and helping them understand ...
NFL power rankings: New Orleans Saints are back on top after Rams loss WWLTV.com
NFL power rankings, post-Week 14 edition: 1. Saints (2): Collectively, they're back on track for home-field advantage. But from individual vantage point, Drew ...
United in grief: Three Springs digs deep after tragic loss The West Australian
A day after the 2018 AFL grand final, a beloved Three Springs football identity took his own life. Young father Dean Mawson is remembered as a family man ...
Exercise can help you work through grief The Robesonian
The death of a mother is the first sorrow wept without her” — unknown.On Oct. 21, my world was rocked with the somewhat sudden loss of my…
Governor expresses grief over loss of lives in Mandi road accident Kashmir Reader
JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief and anguish over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident that occurred on Friday in Mandi Tehsil of ...
‘Soul Tears’ grief support church service coming to Dunstable this Saturday Dunstable Today
Dunstable residents battling with loss and grief can find comfort in a special church *service* this weekend. On Saturday November 17 at 4.30pm, Soul Tears, ...
Ask the Doctors: There’s no ‘right’ way to grieve Eureka Times Standard
Dear Doctor: My wife of 40 years died seven months ago after a battle with cancer. Since then, I have been suffering from frequent bouts of depression, haunted ...
Online Memorial ? A Dedication of Love for Your Departed Loved Ones
Life has always been a journey, a journey of finding of one true self and happiness. As however destined, all journeys will eventually find its very own destination and it is inevitable that every one of us will eventually have to depart from this world.
Dying at Home ? A Precious Gift
Few of us care to think about the inevitability of our own demise. We except that we are not immortal, however for the most part, we are successful in putting thoughts of our own death from our mind. When those close to us die, we painfully become aware of the fragility of life and as we contemplate our own mortality, two things become very clear. 1. We do not want a painful death, and 2. We do not want to die in hospital.
If tears are an indication of how special my relationship with my mother was, I cry with pride! I've come to see grief as pain with a purpose. Interestingly enough, as I cared for my mother in my home the last several weeks of her life, much of what I had learned through spiritual teachings about death had gone out the window. It seemed as though I were losing her forever! At times, I wallowed in sadness and self-pity.
Whens Sarah Coming Home? Helping Your Child Understand Death
For most children, their first experience with grief comes with the death of a beloved family pet. When Zoe the eight-week old puppy dies of parvovirus or Tweety the budgie stops singing his morning song, a child experiences profound and lasting loss for the first time in their young lives.
Sending a floral tribute is a very appropriate way of expressing sympathy to a family who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Flowers express a feeling of life and beauty and offer much comfort to the family. A floral tribute can either be sent to a funeral service or to the family's residence. Here are some suggestions to assist you in sending sympathy flowers.
Beyond A Mothers Nightmare To Radical Forgiveness
It was a moment I will never forget.
Traumas as Social Interactions
("He" in this text - to mean "He" or "She").
Physiological Consequences of Carrying Emotional Trauma
Although many of us carry some form of emotional trauma in our bodies, and therefore in our energy fields, do we ever really stop to question the impact that it is having on our overall health? If you are like most individuals you probably just want to forget its even there. The thought of revisiting it probably just makes you feel sick.
Present Moment Awareness: Lessons From My Dog
I've always waited for the perfect moment to be happy: As though time were a flower waiting to bloom. My scruffy puppy-happy senior dog knows better. Watching his tail wag as he stands in the middle of a mud puddle, I now understand that happiness is where your heart is, not just where your legs travel.
Anticipatory Grief and Ongoing Sadness for Caregivers
In 1969, Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross published her famous book; On Death and Dying and later went on to launch the Hospice movement in America. Even though her studies focused more on those who were dying than the caregivers that were left behind, her work has had enormous influence on the understanding of various stages of death and grief.
Is Death Really the End or the Window to A New Beginning?
Earlier this month I learned a dear friend had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She has been given less than six months to live as the cancer has fully permeated her liver and pancreas.
Dealing With Tragedies (The 9/11 Tragedy)
September 11, 2001, marked yet another significant turning point in world history. Whatever innocence was left in the world was lost on that fateful day.
After Suicide: Returning to Life, Thanks to an Owl
Have you ever lost the ability to laugh? I did.
How to Deal with Suicide and Euthenasia
The following is a report that indicates how you might recognize suicidals, and how you might deal with them. But a warning: Suicide can be a very complex issue, and it might be better to have a professional deal with this issue if it comes up, but if this is very difficult to attain, this guide is a very good alternative to follow if you have no other solution to the problem.
Adapting to the Loss of a Loved One: Three Tips on how to Cope
Have you ever sat down and played a piano where one of the keys wasn't working? Or made cookies and left out an ingredient? Perhaps you've started listening to a favorite CD, and just when it gets to your favorite part of your favorite song, you realize that there is a scratch in it.
Mexico: Death in Mexico
Death: No thank you. Dying: Gives me a panic attack. Burial: Not today, please. Of all the subjects I could write about, this one is my least favorite. It, in fact, could easily send me into the mother of all anxiety fits. Nevertheless, it is necessary to visit the subject since I now live in another country.
Grief Support: The Don?ts
1) Don't try to make the grieving person feel better. YOU CANNOT. For many grievers it only serves to make them feel guilty or worse. Grievers MUST experience the pain of grief for healing to ultimately occur.
Pet Loss: Significant and Profound Loss or Much Ado about Nothing?
For those who have deeply loved and lost their animal companions, the answer is obvious and yet disturbing. There are still far too many people in our culture who minimize and trivialize the loss of a pet. They tell the grieving friend, colleague or family member, "What's wrong with you? Get over it. It was only a dog (or cat, bird, horse, etc.) Get yourself a new one! After all, it's been a month already. You shouldn't be so torn up over this."
We are the Reflection of our Lives: How to Survive Loss & Humility
Everyday, I look in the mirror to see the face staring back at me. Sometimes it is lined with stress, sorrow and grief. Other times, it simply smiles in humbled reservation. But the reflection of our lives... that, is who we are -- who we represent ourselves to be. For some, it is wearing hearts upon their sleeves; for others, their thoughts and words go unspoken forever.
The Walking Wounded
When my phone rang the other day, it was a call from one of the "walking wounded," not unlike many that I have received during the years I have been interacting with the bereaved. I have often spoken with people who are feeling much like this caller was.
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