Death, Close and Personal

I got an email recently from someone whose mother died. She knew I'd suffered the loss of my mother and wanted some insight on how to deal with it. Unfortunately for her, I had no advice...shit...I'm still dealing with it.Every single day I think about my mother. I think about... Read More

How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of emotions experienced when we are living in expectation of loss and grieving because of it. Anticipatory Grief is particularly relevant to those who have received a terminal diagnosis and for those who love and care for them.Terminal diagnosis changes the... Read More

Silent Tears - from a Norwegian Hospital

Silent tears hit hospital-white sheets. The young Pakistani mother holds the mask that brings moisture, oxygen and medicine to her babygirls lungs as she struggles against the slime that threatens to suffocate her.On the walls of the childrens wing in the Akershus Universityhospital near Oslo, bright art shines. Highly skilled... Read More

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... Read More

In the Blink of an Eye

Today's Quote: "My house is burned down, but I can see the sky." Sally Reed, cancer survivorThirty five years ago this weekend, my father died. Killed when the Mack Truck Lear jet he was traveling on crashed into Lake Michigan, he died in the blink of an eye. There was... Read More

New Tears [about Grievng--with commentary]

New Tears [about Grieving]If it rains or shinesLittle does it matter so? Days, like tear drops-Slip and slide, and go.I sit looking out my windowLittle do I want to say-? Goodbye and close my brain;Not forever, anyway!...At my door he still standsHolding roses in his hands, I look a little... Read More

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.2) Don't tell the griever to give it time. Time has stopped for the... Read More

Handicapped From Suicide

I am 23 years old. I come from a large family. I have 2 brothers (6 and 7), and 3 sisters (2months, 17, and 21). We are a very close famly, but I am especially close with my 17 year old sister. Like twins, with a very special bond. For... Read More

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.On lesser numeric scales, equally heinous crimes are committed against humanity virtually every day of the year.What is happening in the world? It is difficult to... Read More

Dads, Life, and Death

When he looked at me, it was clear my father wasn't sure who I was. And as I looked back at him, I wasn't sure who he was, either.My father had just endured two heart surgeries and 6 days in intensive care. He'd returned to the hospital where he'd worked... Read More

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Do You Know Someone Whos Dying?

Too many people are dying alone?The dying are one of... Read More

In the Blink of an Eye

Today's Quote: "My house is burned down, but I can... Read More

Dealing With Tragedies (The 9/11 Tragedy)

September 11, 2001, marked yet another significant turning point in... Read More

How To Write A Eulogy

Remembering someone special in a personal way can be healing... Read More

Understanding Grief and Loss in Times of War and Disaster

There are many different kinds of losses we can experience... Read More

Scared to Death of Dying and Denying Grief

When I invited Martha to the gathering at my house,... Read More

Dying? Not Me! Why You Should Plan for Transition

Remember the Eulogy projects we had to write back in... Read More

Trial by Fire - 9 Tips for Grieving Couples

You will often hear that grief and loss bring couples... Read More

The Valley of Sorrow or My Life as a Well Digger

It felt like I had been run over by a... Read More

The Lesson of a Mothers Death

Dedicated to my mother, FlorenceNovember 11, 1920 ? May 25,... Read More

How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of... Read More

Watching Death

Like it or not, we think in line with our... Read More

Online Memorial ? A Dedication of Love for Your Departed Loved Ones

Life has always been a journey, a journey of finding... Read More

Terrorism Worries: 10 Ways to Turn Fear into Hope

September 11th changed America and chances are it changed you.... Read More

When Sorrow Is Too Great to Be Borne Alone, Support Groups Reach Out

Not long after Arlyn died, my husband and I decided... Read More

Who has the Worst Pain

During the 28 years I have been interacting with bereaved... Read More

We are the Reflection of our Lives: How to Survive Loss & Humility

Everyday, I look in the mirror to see the face... Read More

Dealing With Grief and Loss - How to Mend a Broken Heart

What is it about Grief & Loss that upsets us... Read More

Physiological Consequences of Carrying Emotional Trauma

Although many of us carry some form of emotional trauma... Read More

GoodBye GrandMa

My dearest Grandma, I will never forget you & sorry... Read More

A Critical Assessment of Euthanasia

The question of whether, say, a man should have the... Read More

Sympathy Messages

The loss of a loved one. It is often difficult... Read More

Graceful Grief: Angelic Help is on the Way!

I believe that major change and loss in our lives... Read More

Whens Sarah Coming Home? Helping Your Child Understand Death

For most children, their first experience with grief comes with... Read More

Traumas as Social Interactions

("He" in this text - to mean "He" or "She").We... Read More

Online Monument ? An Ever-lasting Tribute to Your Departed Loved Ones

Memories are never to be buried along with the loss... Read More

Grief

If you have ever lost someone dear to you it... Read More

Miracles?

If we were to organize a list of the thorniest... Read More

Dying On the Inside: A Childs Grief

The impatient tooting of a car horn startled us into... Read More

Moving Beyond Grief and Loss

In my work as a coach and therapist, I have... Read More

Dads, Life, and Death

When he looked at me, it was clear my father... Read More

If Ever It Is Me

With my father, his brother and their father having had... Read More

Learning to Live Again

Overcoming death and beginning once again to live is the... Read More