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A Life While Grieving

Posted on September 19, 2021 - by Michelle Kaisersatt

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 […]

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‘Surrendering in Hope’: Allowing Grief to Unfold

Posted on September 8, 2021 - by Paul Coleman

‘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 […]

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Transcend Grief

Posted on September 8, 2021 - by Paul Coleman

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, […]

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Get a Grief Buddy

Posted on September 8, 2021 - by Harriet Hodgson

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 […]

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Make Peace with Loss

Posted on August 30, 2021 - by Paul Coleman

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. […]

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Finding Peace of Heart

Posted on August 29, 2021 - by Paul Coleman

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 […]

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Every Person Has the Right to Grieve

Posted on August 29, 2021 - by Amy K.L. Busch

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 […]

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Emotional Grief Lessons

Posted on August 27, 2021 - by Amy K.L. Busch

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 […]

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Sibling Loss: Losing Part of Myself

Posted on August 26, 2021 - by Amy K.L. Busch

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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Every Person Has the Right to Grieve

Posted on August 25, 2021 - by Amy K.L. Busch

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 […]

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