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Dealing with Grief & Loss
Grieving, Loss and Running a Business: Virtual Umbrella Founder Samantha Kingston Tells Her Story - Forbes
Grieving, Loss and Running a Business: Virtual Umbrella Founder Samantha Kingston Tells Her Story Forbes
As part of a series looking into the under-discussed side of founding a company, Forbes speaks with the founder of Virtual Umbrella, Samantha Kingston, about ...
Grief, transformation focus of Saskatoon art exhibition featuring colourful mandalas CBC.ca
Feelings of grief typically accompany the most difficult times in a person's life, but a Saskatoon art therapist says there is healing to be gained from the emotions ...
Remembering Victims Of Violence And Living With Grief KUNM
Let's Talk New Mexico, 4/25 8a: This month, at least ten people have been killed in acts of violence or child abuse in Albuquerque alone. Each sudden death.
Notre Dame Burning: Grieving the Loss of Awe | Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network - Psych Congress Network
Notre Dame Burning: Grieving the Loss of Awe | Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network Psych Congress Network
I glanced at my phone yesterday to see the news headline that Paris' famed Notre Dame Cathedral—a place that I, like many of you, I have visited on different ...
Notre Dame fire prompts global grief for a human landmark PBS NewsHour
A devastating fire consumed parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday. While the biggest question is whether the structure itself will survive, there is ...
Fifth-grader on leave from Sidwell school in D.C. killed in Sri Lanka bombing Washington Post
The mother of a classmate remembered him as “an extremely artistic, sensitive, brilliant and thoughtful child.” A neighbor on his street in Northwest Washington ...
In Australia, Are All Historic Losses Treated Equally? The New York Times
The burning of Notre-Dame cathedral has raised a question: Whose losses do we grieve?
Business Digest: Hospice of Santa Cruz hosts grief conference Santa Cruz Sentinel
Stewart's Floral will have a 20th anniversary celebration open house from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the shop, 1658 Soquel Drive. There will be raffle prizes ...
'Fly high, angel': grieving community mourns 'kind girl' lost in cycling tragedy Independent.ie
Bridget Ward (11), who died in a road tragedy while cycling with her little brother on Easter Sunday, has been described as "kind, talented and wonderful".
Friends gather to grieve the loss of Green party candidate Josh Underhay and his son, Oliver - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Friends gather to grieve the loss of Green party candidate Josh Underhay and his son, Oliver TheChronicleHerald.ca
Grief-stricken friends and colleagues of Green party candidate Josh Underhay gathered on Saturday at the Haviland Club to commemorate the life of the teacher ...
Why people who have never seen Notre Dame Cathedral are mourning Quartz
Paris is burning, and burning, and burning. As the roof of Notre Dame de Paris caught alight, the world was watching. Its steeple went next, eventually toppling ...
Grieving for Notre Dame The Nation
The church embodies a civilization, and had it been erased from the earth—as thankfully it has not been, as it now appears—the loss would have been ...
At least four Americans are among the dead in Sri Lanka bombings, State Department confirms - The Washington Post
At least four Americans are among the dead in Sri Lanka bombings, State Department confirms The Washington Post
Ben Nicholson and his wife, Anita, were sitting down for breakfast with their two children when the bombs went off. The family was on holiday in Sri Lanka, ...
R.I. camp program helps kids cope with grief for lost loved ones The Providence Journal
Children built sand trays with mementos of people and pets who had died, a craft project designed to help them share their emotions and support one another, ...
'I am not alone': UMN students' silent grief Minnesota Daily
Blake Downing is graduating from the University of Minnesota in May and preparing for graduate school at the University of California-Berkeley. In addition to the ...
Grief: How to deal with loss, the effects on your body and when to seek help Idaho Statesman
The loss of a loved one can take a physical and emotional toll on you. Grief can produce stress in your body. The process can be different for everyone, and ...
We need to talk about death: I was not prepared for how lonely grief would be The Guardian
When my father died I lost the ability to live normally.
After Years of Grieving, a Man Finds New Love The Wall Street Journal
Nearly 15 years ago—the day after my wife died from a long bout with cancer—I ran a stop sign and cut off a pickup truck. The guys in the truck honked, ...
The grief that comes from lost buildings BBC News
Why do people mourn the loss of buildings? Across the world, destruction of cultural attractions causes a specific sort of communal grief. Parisians have spoken ...
Death of 49ers scout Reggie Cobb sparks outpouring of grief Oroville Mercury Register
SANTA CLARA — Reggie Cobb, a 49ers scout the past decade and a former NFL running back, died unexpectedly Saturday, the team announced. He was 50.
Food and Health, To do for you Coeur d'Alene Press
Seniors wellness The Twin Falls Senior Center will host a presentation at 12:15 p.m. Monday at 530 Shoshone.
Ask Amy: Grieving mother diminishes others’ problems The Washington Post
Sisters feels rejected because her own problems are dismissed.
My son isn’t grieving his grandfather. Should I be worried? The Washington Post
They saw each other almost every day and had a special bond. But the 6-year-old hasn't shown sadness since his grandpa's death.
Young Minnesotans with 'climate grief' are feeling anxiety – and taking action Star Tribune
While "climate grief" has many young people mired in worry about a warming planet, others are banding together to try to make a difference.
Hax: Amid grief galore, practice self-care Minneapolis Star Tribune
Adapted from an online discussion. Dear Carolyn: This has just been a crappy year and I'm really tired of it. Eight people I care about have died; yesterday I ...
Woman who lost identical twin to terror opens up about loss, faith and forgiveness Sun Sentinel
Kristine Luken was killed in the Jerusalem forest in 2010 by Palestinian Arabs who believed that she was Jewish. Her identical twin sister, Kathleen, recently ...
The play is called 'The Five Stages.' The parents of Lauren Astley know them all The Boston Globe
When the actors take their places on stage inside a tiny theater in New York City this weekend, the emotions — instantly *fresh* again — will wash over Lauren ...
How ‘This Is Us’ helped me process my dad’s death The Washington Post
Just over a year ago, I was one of the millions who watched the heavily promoted “Super Bowl Sunday” episode of NBC's “This Is Us.” The episode revealed, ...
Opera, Lost & Found find surprising connections Springfield News-Leader
Two local organizations, Springfield Regional Opera and Lost & Found Grief Center, are aiming to bring each set of followers together to expand awareness of ...
She lost her husband, her father and a pregnancy at 31. Now she's helping others explore grief. - The Washington Post
She lost her husband, her father and a pregnancy at 31. Now she's helping others explore grief. The Washington Post
Nora McInerny deals with the complicated nature of difficult experiences through her “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” podcast, her memoirs, and how she lives her ...
The art of friendship, science of grief The Boston Globe
Flickers of supernatural lighten staggering loss in Nell Freudenberger's brainy and endearing third novel, “Lost and Wanted.”
Petaluma poet Forrest Gander, awarded Pulitzer for reflections on loss, embraces brighter new chapter - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Petaluma poet Forrest Gander, awarded Pulitzer for reflections on loss, embraces brighter new chapter Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Forrest Gander was pleasantly surprised. Standing in the backyard of his Petaluma home, high on a hillside on the west side of town, the 63-year-old poet, ...
Six years after Sandy Hook, traumatic grief still grips Newtown every day The Boston Globe
In Newtown, the persistence of traumatic grief is a reality woven into the fabric of everyday life. That reality engulfed the town again last week, with the ...
Mother grapples with grief in ‘Where Reasons End’ Houston Chronicle
It's not surprising that someone whose whole life revolves around words would turn to literature in a time of tragedy to make sense of her suffering. The paradox ...
'The Funeral Home Lost Jarvis' Body': $1M Settlement After Babies Placed in Wrong Coffin | Daily Business Review - Law.com
'The Funeral Home Lost Jarvis' Body': $1M Settlement After Babies Placed in Wrong Coffin | Daily Business Review Law.com
McWhite's Funeral Home settled after mixing up the bodies of two stillborn infants. Richard Pravato was among the attorneys representing the children's families.
Review: 'Lincoln in the Bardo' weaves history into a tale of grief The Dartmouth
Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders is a luminary novel depicting a single night of grief. Set in a graveyard where Abraham Lincoln's son, Willie, is buried, ...
Memorial Service for Perinatal Loss in Michigan City Recognizes the Grief Families Feel After a Lost Pregnancy - WIMS AM 1420 - WIMS AM 1420
Memorial Service for Perinatal Loss in Michigan City Recognizes the Grief Families Feel After a Lost Pregnancy - WIMS AM 1420 WIMS AM 1420
Franciscan Health is recognizing the pain that families go through in the loss of a pregnancy or newborn and provides services to those seeking care and ...
Melbourne's Catholic Archbishop uses Easter message to reflect on 'shattered' church ABC Local
Melbourne's new Catholic Archbishop has used his Easter message to acknowledge the church seems "shattered" and "wounded" after a year in which Cardinal ...
Author invites us to irreligious realm National Catholic Reporter
I wanted to like Christina Rasmussen's second book, a follow up to her 2013 Second Firsts. After all, she says the catalyst for writing both books was the 2003 ...
Why Are We So Moved By The Notre Dame Fire? BuzzFeed News
You do not have to believe in God to understand that Notre Dame is a holy place. Its exceptional composition, of stone, glass, oak, and lead, was assembled by ...
Bill Curry, Mike Riley know Georgia Tech’s grief too well Atlanta Journal Constitution
At some point, if he hasn't already, Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins will encounter a player who has difficulty keeping his concentration, doesn't practice with ...
Beyonce, YG, Rihanna, more mourn rapper Nipsey Hussle: 'Breaks my heart to see he's gone' - USA TODAY
Beyonce, YG, Rihanna, more mourn rapper Nipsey Hussle: 'Breaks my heart to see he's gone' USA TODAY
News of the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle is sending shock waves through the music community, sparking tributes from fellow artists and fans.
Parkland community ‘shocked’ after student’s suicide — the second in a week, officials say - The Washington Post
Parkland community ‘shocked’ after student’s suicide — the second in a week, officials say The Washington Post
The student's death is the second to shake the school in recent days, after Sydney Aiello, a 19-year-old survivor of the 2018 Parkland shooting, took her own life ...
Pagels traverses grief, healing and the nature of belief in 'Why Religion?' Princeton University
In her acclaimed 2018 book, “Why Religion? A Personal Story,” Elaine Pagels, the Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion, interweaves her ...
Love, loss, sex, relationships, race and hate in Hieu Minh Nguyen's "Not Here" - The International Examiner
Love, loss, sex, relationships, race and hate in Hieu Minh Nguyen's "Not Here" The International Examiner
This little book of 39 poems deserves to be read in one sitting – so compelling is its material, so fluid its prose. The collection's topics of love, loss, sex, ...
The Mysteries of Friendship, Illuminated by Spooky Quantum Physics The New York Times
Nell Freudenberger's eloquent new novel, “Lost and Wanted,” invokes cutting-edge science and the supernatural to plumb the ineffable in human relationships.
‘Dead to Me’ Trailer: Linda Cardellini Is Grieving, but Also Maybe Crazy in Netflix Comedy (Video) - TheWrap
‘Dead to Me’ Trailer: Linda Cardellini Is Grieving, but Also Maybe Crazy in Netflix Comedy (Video) TheWrap
Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini star in Netlfix's new dark conedy "Dead to Me" as a pair of grieving widows, one of whom might be crazy.
At Wentworth Institute, shock and grief over the loss of a student The Boston Globe
Wentworth Institute of Technology students gathered Monday to mourn Maximillian Carbone, a 19-year-old sophomore from Nahant whose body was found ...
Woman who lost her mother at 20 launches network for bereaved young people - Positive News - Positive.News
Woman who lost her mother at 20 launches network for bereaved young people - Positive News Positive.News
A peer-led support network that helps young people deal with bereavement now runs peer-to-peer meetups in three UK locations. Let's Talk About Loss was ...
Grieving daughter launches podcast to help others cope with loss Press and Journal
A young woman has opened up about the loss of her dad in the hope of encouraging more people to talk frankly about death. Meg McHugh's father, Michael, ...
The Chance for Transformation: On Giorgio van Straten's “In Search of Lost Books” lareviewofbooks
Dalia Sofer explores “In Search of Lost Books: The Forgotten Stories of Eight Mythical Volumes” by Giorgio van Straten.
Miramichi continues to mourn loss of teens killed in car crash CBC.ca
The Miramichi area is coming to terms with the loss of four teenagers who died in a car crash Saturday night.
Party’s over, the fat lady sings Red Bluff Daily News
Other euphemisms for the now-public Mueller report and Attorney General Bill Barr's and Assistant AG Rod Rosenstein's summary: Stick a fork in it (the refuted ...
Galion area church briefs: egg hunts, Easter services and more Galion Inquirer
Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. Saturday at Peco Park GALION — A Community Easter Egg hunt sponsored by St Joseph 's Catholic Church, Christ United Methodist ...
A life in lost objects—one woman's reflections on love and grief Prospect
This blend of memoir, biography and criticism begins in September 1988, when the teenaged author is “waiting for my father to die.” The combination of ...
Mother's Day Without a Mother: Cloverdale event to provide safe space to grieve - Cloverdale Reporter
Mother's Day Without a Mother: Cloverdale event to provide safe space to grieve Cloverdale Reporter
Celebrant-led event will remember, celebrate mothers who have passed away.
Ignore society's 'unhelpful grieving rules' in wake of Christchurch terrorist attack, counsellor says - TVNZ
Ignore society's 'unhelpful grieving rules' in wake of Christchurch terrorist attack, counsellor says TVNZ
Dr Margaret Agee says the outpouring of grief is a way of trying to make order out of the chaos.
Turkey's lira gyrates as President Erdogan's party suffers pivotal losses CNBC
Unexpected losses for the Turkish president's party in major cities Istanbul and Ankara are a verdict on his performance and have sent the lira spiraling.
'We've lost so many': Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland shooting survivors struggle with suicide, guilt - USA TODAY
'We've lost so many': Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland shooting survivors struggle with suicide, guilt USA TODAY
Some shooting survivors from Columbine, Parkland and Sandy Hook face suicidal thoughts and survivor's guilt as they struggle to recover from trauma.
Nelson Bay Baptist Church to host Growing through Grief event Port Stephens Examiner
The 'Growing Through Grief' gathering was the brainchild of the church pastor Rev Andrew East and parishioners Greg Smith and Peter Butler.
When bumps don't turn into babies Khaleej Times
Why dismantling the long-standing taboo surrounding miscarriages - when neither society nor culture grants you the resources to deal with the deep loss ...
Maine Voices: Amid shock, grief of abortion late in pregnancy, I'm coping by advocating for other women - Press Herald
Maine Voices: Amid shock, grief of abortion late in pregnancy, I'm coping by advocating for other women Press Herald
YARMOUTH — I've always supported safe and legal abortion and believed each person should be allowed to make their own decisions about pregnancy ...
What to Say (and What Not to Say) to Someone Who’s Grieving The New York Times
A little empathy goes a long way, especially when someone is recovering from the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, even when some of us mean well, we ...
Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim found dead in apparent suicide, police say - The Washington Post
Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim found dead in apparent suicide, police say The Washington Post
The father of a first-grade girl killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was discovered dead in an apparent suicide Monday morning at a ...
'We are with them': Edmontonians hold vigil for Sri Lanka bombing victims CBC.ca
The loss of 290 lives in a series of bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has sent a wave of grief through communities across the globe. In the Alberta capital ...
Review: Grief is the Thing With Feathers (Barbican) WhatsOnStage.com
Half way through Cillian Murphy's first speech in this adaptation of Max Porter's debut novel, produced by Wayward Productions, I realised I was thinking the ...
Get Involved Spotlight: Austin Center For Grief And Loss KUT
From The Austin Center for Grief & Loss , this month's Get Involved spotlight organization: The Austin Center for Grief & Loss (Austin Grief),
‘You can love more than one person in your lifetime’: dating after a partner’s death The Guardian
How easy is it to start a relationship after being bereaved? And how do new lovers cope with an idolised 'ex'? Three couples tell their stories.
Mary Oliver on Grief and Loss The New York Times
Oliver, the hugely popular poet, died Thursday. Readers turned to her work to find comfort. Here's a selection of some of her best-known writing on loss and ...
‘How to move on’: In Parkland, grief has become ever-present Washington Post
After two Parkland students die of apparent suicide, a community that struggled to move on from a school shooting realizes that it never did.
Coping With Grief: 7 Things to Remember When Dealing with Loss - On Cancer - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Coping With Grief: 7 Things to Remember When Dealing with Loss On Cancer - Memorial Sloan Kettering
When grief feels unbearable, use these tips to help stay grounded.
Benefield: A Ukiah teen turns to softball to help grieving families Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Ukiah softball standout Jessika Ramos used her love of the sport and her family's experience with sudden loss to help make the grieving process easier for ...
Why anxiety should be added to the 5 stages of grief Washington Post
A few years ago, I began seeing a surge in anxious clients to my private practice as a grief therapist. They were reporting panic attacks and debilitating anxiety ...
Grief doesn't have five stages The Outline
If you haven't experienced the death of someone close — someone so important to your life that the loss left you hollowed — then you haven't yet found out what ...
She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she's helping kids learn how to mourn. CNN
Mary Robinson founded the Imagine center for kids to provide what she didn't have after her father died.
Grief is far more complex than the “five stages” theory suggests Quartz
Grief can seem desolate for those in the thick of it who often feel unable to imagine a way out of their suffering. But, as time passes, the pain usually dampens or ...
Why We Need to Take Pet Loss Seriously Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...
'She will not be forgotten': Father of Samantha Josephson, USC president publicly grieve her death - Greenville News
'She will not be forgotten': Father of Samantha Josephson, USC president publicly grieve her death Greenville News
Samantha Josephson's father, Seymour, was the first to publicly confirm her death Saturday morning. USC president released a statement soon after.
The five stages of grief don't come in fixed steps – everyone feels differently - The Conversation - Australia
The five stages of grief don't come in fixed steps – everyone feels differently The Conversation - Australia
The process of grieving can happen in stages. But these stages are rarely experienced in the same way by one bereaved person and another.
The Death of a Parent, Mother or Father, Affects Human Minds and Bodies Fatherly
Even under the best circumstances, losing a parent changes an adult both psychologically and biologically. Those changes can become pathological.
What Sorry for Your Loss Understands About Grief The Atlantic
The gorgeous and poignant new drama from Facebook Watch stars Elizabeth Olsen as a young woman whose husband has died.
Parkland suicide deaths highlight long-term psychological impacts of mass shootings CNN
The communities of Parkland and Newtown are mourning the suicides of two students and a parent this week. The ongoing grief in the these cities scarred by ...
Pet Death: Emotional Difficulty for People Healthline
For some people, the death of a pet can be more difficult than the loss of a relative. Here's why.
Grieving? Don't overlook potential side effects - Harvard Health Blog Harvard Health
Maintaining your health while greiving may seem difficult, but paying attention to wellness can help rebuild mental strength and prevent physical illness.
How to Talk to a Grieving Customer HBR.org Daily
“I'm calling on behalf of my partner. He died, and I need to close his account.” When Matt drowned in a fast-moving river, it fell to me to cancel his credit cards, ...
Schools fall short when it comes to helping students in grief – here's how they can improve - The Conversation - US
Schools fall short when it comes to helping students in grief – here's how they can improve The Conversation - US
When it comes to helping students who've lost a loved one, educators often don't know what to do or say. A pediatrician offers insights on how schools can ...
Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief and Loss TheStranger.com
This series invites artists from Seattle and beyond to show work across mediums that addresses grief. Pieces include a panel from the NAMES Project's AIDS ...
With climate change comes loss and "ecological grief" Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Editor's note: This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When I called Courtney Howard, one of ...
Understanding care giving, loss and grief: Andrés Cerpa tackles through poetry NBCNews.com
In his debut, "Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy," poet and editor Andrés Cerpa details the journey of his late father's struggle with Parkinson's as he ...
'The clock of his life was counting down' – loving and losing my ex The Guardian
Rob was the tall, snarky Irish boy who brought me and my husband together. Then, one day, he was gone. Sinéad Gleeson. Sat 30 Mar 2019 02.00 EDT.
Will I Ever Get Over This Grief? The New York Times
Nearly four years after the death of her sister, a reader says her pain has only become more pronounced.
Grief can hurt — in more ways than one - Harvard Health Harvard Health
We tend to think of grieving as an emotional experience, and it is — fraught with intense sadness, profound loss, and psychological pain. But grief has a physical ...
After The Loss Of A Loved One, Your Holiday Traditions Change But Hope Endures NPR
Grief can be amplified this time of year, whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah. Honoring the memory of late family members helps many NPR listeners ...
‘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 ...
At a loss: How losing a loved one can help you take stock of what really matters NBCNews.com
I'd lost my husband and then both of my parents, but you have to keep on living, even if everything seems to be against you.
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 ...
Grief will let go eventually. And then I’ll remember my dad as he was The Guardian
My father's death made me realise how ill-equipped we are to deal with loss – and the grief that follows, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones.
Understanding Grief The New York Times
Grief is not a problem to be solved or resolved. Rather, it's a process to be lived through in whatever form and amount of time it may take.
After their baby died, medical bureaucrats deepened their anguish STAT
MEDFORD, Mass. — The parents were allowed to hold their baby until the medical examiner's van arrived. Then, they'd have to hand his body over. So Holly ...
How Grief Became Joe Biden's 'Superpower' POLITICO
Two tragedies, 43 years apart, have defined the former vice president's life. Have they also made him a more formidable presidential candidate?
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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