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Emotions During COVID-19

Fear of Hoping is Obstacle to Grieving

Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Kelly Grosklags

Many people have a difficult relationship with the word hope. They have a fear of hoping. Someone asked me recently, “Does it take courage to hope?” The short answer is […]

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The Difference Between Healing and Curing

Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Kelly Grosklags

There is a difference between healing and curing. We cannot change a diagnosis or a loss that has occurred. We cannot be sure that we will be cured. But we […]

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Messages From My Deceased Wife

Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

I cannot deny since my wife died, a little over two years ago, my experiences have been incredible. The first experience was a call from a former patient and mystic […]

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Change, the Unwanted Gift

Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

My wife died 10 days before I wrote these words. What I know I have lost is her physical body, and it makes me feel emptier than I have ever […]

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Finding Your Inner Grief Guide

Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

Finding My Inner Grief Guide Many years ago, I attended a workshop to enhance my ability to empower my cancer patients to recover. We were taught about imagery and asked […]

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My New Girlfriends: Pets and Grieving

Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

I can’t help but reflect on how caring and wise my family’s animals are. My wife died a little over two years ago, and I have remained at home with […]

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Believing in Magical Thoughts

Posted on May 31, 2022 - by Mary-Frances O'Connor

Believing in Magical Thoughts A few years ago, an older colleague of mine passed away. I spent some time with his widow in the months afterward. As a prominent sleep […]

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Memory of a Death

Posted on May 31, 2022 - by Mary-Frances O'Connor

Memory of a Death When a loved one has died, we have a memory of learning that they died. This memory of a death might be of the phone call […]

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Butterfly Represents Woman After Death

Posted on May 23, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

The Journey to Hawaii Several years ago, one of the cancer patients I counseled told me she was going to the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where her mother lived. The […]

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Hey, Widowers: What’s the Hurry to Remarry?

Posted on May 23, 2022 - by Herb Knoll

Suddenly, it hits you, you’re a widower, and you don’t want to live the rest of your life alone. You always knew that most women outlive their husbands, so the […]

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