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I see my four-year-old self, crouching beside my dad. Observing my younger sister lying on the grass. Her lips blue. Hair wet. Dad trying desperately to breathe in life. This […]
‘Surrendering in Hope’ There is a difference between giving up in despair —“I can’t do this anymore!”— and surrendering in hope —“I can’t do this anymore by myself.” Surrendering in […]
Higher Realms of Awareness Is it possible to transcend grief? All of your stressful emotions exist at the lower-self level of limited awareness: shame, despair, anger, hate, jealousy, guilt, anxiety, […]
Get a Grief Buddy Many grief books and articles say it’s important to tell your story. Indeed, telling your story is a forward step on the healing path. And one […]
What is a peaceful heart? To make peace with loss you must cultivate peace in your heart. This is a challenge when your heart is broken. But it is achievable. […]
We often make the mistake of attributing our lack of peace of heart to conditions out of our control—a world in turmoil, a relationship that has ended, or a hope […]
Every Person Has the Right to Grieve The title of one’s relationship does not dictate the depth of one’s grief. Each and every person has a right to grieve and […]
Emotional Grief Lessons Through my rollercoaster of emotions, I have learned a number of emotional grief lessons: 1. Grief can be surprising in its breadth of emotions. I have learned […]
Losing Part of Myself It goes without saying that sadness and despair have been part of my grief journey. Losing a sibling is so jarring. When Dan died, I lost […]
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