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How Many Children Do I Have Now?

Posted on March 27, 2020 - by Neal Raisman

Excerpt from Standing on One Leg by Neal Raisman which is available through the author at iduhpres@hotmail.com How many children do you have? Do I have? Did I have? How […]

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Grieving the World We’ve Lost

Posted on March 25, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

Today’s Facebook Live discussion focused on the idea that grief doesn’t just come from the loss of a loved one. The recent events surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) have led us […]

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Signs of ‘God-incidences’

Posted on March 24, 2020 - by Christine Duminiak

This is an excerpt from After-Death Communications: God’s Gift of Love, which is available at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/After-Death-Communications-Gods-Gift-Love/dp/194432870X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500389497&sr=8-1&keywords=after-death+communications+god%27s+gift+of+love  “Godincidences–Many of the signs we receive from our loved ones will seem […]

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Coronavirus and Finding Ways to Cope with Anxiety and Loss

Posted on March 23, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

Today, I hosted a Facebook Live session with my daughter, Heidi, to discuss the impact of the coronavirus.  Tambre Leighn, an Open To Hope author, certified coach, Funder of Well […]

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Cries for Help: 10 Signs of Addiction

Posted on March 23, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

While we all lead busy lives, it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on around us. This is critical whether it is our own family members, friends, colleagues or […]

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I Just Wanted Her for One More Day

Posted on March 21, 2020 - by Larry Patten

This is an excerpt from Larry Patten’s A Companion for the Hospice Journey, which is available on Amazon or though his website Hospice Matters. Several years ago, our hospice team […]

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Stay Connected, Strong, and Creative

Posted on March 20, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

Heidi and I recently had an online get-together through Facebook Live with our friend, Alan Pedersen.  During our discussion, we talked about coping strategies for these uncertain times due to […]

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Early Grief: Anticipating Loss Before it Happens

Posted on March 18, 2020 - by Harriet Hodgson

This excerpt is from Smiling Through Your Tears: Anticipating Grief by Harriet Hodgson, BS,  MA and Lois Krahn, MD, available from Amazon. Early grief is a feeling of loss before […]

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Grievers are Heroes

Posted on March 15, 2020 - by Basia Mosinski

The following excerpt is from LOST to FOUND: Surviving the Death of Your Child, by Basia Mosinski, available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720222657 Grievers are “heroes” and here’s why… we eventually got out […]

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When Death Comes Quickly

Posted on March 13, 2020 - by Larry Patten

This is an excerpt from Larry Patten’s A Companion for the Hospice Journey which is available on Amazon or though his website Hospice Matters. What about a loved one who […]

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