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Life Changes After Pregnancy Loss

Posted on May 29, 2023 - by Colette Kenny Verdes

In the midst of the pandemic, after giving up trying for a second child, I found out that I was pregnant with our daughter quite by surprise. I remember looking […]

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Embracing Mother’s Day without Mom

Posted on May 29, 2023 - by Dr. Carol Leibovich Mankes

Embracing Mother’s Day without Mom Losing my mother is one of the hardest things I have gone through. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. That day, I […]

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Understanding Compounded Grief and Ways to Cope

Posted on May 23, 2023 - by Jacqui Coombe

There are so many things to enjoy about life. Hand in hand with this enjoyment is the fact that there will sometimes be tough periods in life. These periods will […]

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Nurturing Oneself After a Homicide

Posted on May 23, 2023 - by Lori Grande

Developing practices of nurturing oneself after a homicide can ignite internal equilibrium in response to external chaos.  These strategies may not change the circumstances of life.  They can, however, foster […]

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Deciding to Let Go

Posted on May 23, 2023 - by Stan Goldberg

Recent discussions of whether California Senator Dianne Feinstein should retire ignore one of the most important elements that affect decisions about retiring: The willingness to assume a new identity. Identity […]

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Compassion for Grieving Moms on Mother’s Day

Posted on May 17, 2023 - by Judy Lipson

Grieving Moms on Mother’s Day Happy Mother’s Day Month to all the mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers. I want to acknowledge and show compassion to those who have lost a […]

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After Mom’s Death, Daughter Struggles With Dad’s Girlfriend

Posted on May 13, 2023 - by John Pete

Daughter Struggles with Dad’s Girlfriend Heather asks for advice: In November, it will be two years since my mother died after a prolonged illness. My father started dating a woman […]

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Your Deceased Loved Ones Are Okay and Want You To Know That

Posted on May 13, 2023 - by Karen Noe

Your Deceased Loved Ones Are Okay As a psychic medium, I have the job of reconnecting with those who made their transition to the other side. When clients first come […]

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How to Release Guilt After Loss of a Child

Posted on May 10, 2023 - by Catherine McNulty

Mother’s Guilt is Inevitable After the loss of a child, a mother’s guilt is inevitable. There may be things she wishes she had done.  There may also be things she […]

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Putting Your Grief Wisdom to Work

Posted on May 8, 2023 - by Colleen Friesen

People living with the loss of a significant relationship often find themselves buried beneath avalanches of advice and information. Additionally, when we suffer, we tend to seek out material that […]

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