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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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Does Unresolved Grief Cause Divorce?

Posted on March 11, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

A recent Facebook Live discussion focused on the issue of whether unresolved grief can become a point of division in a relationship and become so problematic that it leads to […]

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Unthinkable

Posted on March 9, 2020 - by Lois Schaffer

Excerpted from The Unthinkable: Life, Loss and a Mother’s Mission to Ban Illegal Guns, available on Amazon.   Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life without them is […]

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Coronavirus Versus 9/11 Fear is Real

Posted on March 9, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

. In today’s Facebook Live discussion, Heidi and I talked about the similarities in feeling between the current Coronavirus epidemic and 9/11 in 2001. In both situations, there is fear, […]

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Three-Year-Old Brings Message from Deceased Brother

Posted on March 8, 2020 - by Christine Duminiak

This is an excerpt from Heaven Talks To Children, which is available on Amazon “Shockingly, [my 3-year old son Trever] said that [our deceased son] Tyler was not up in […]

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Ground Hog Days

Posted on March 5, 2020 - by Neal Raisman

This is an excerpt from Standing on One Leg by Neal Raisman available from the author at iduhpres@hotmail.com The first weeks and months were like the movie, Groundhog Day. I […]

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Can Grief Be As Silent as Death Itself?

Posted on March 2, 2020 - by Neal Raisman

This is an excerpt from Standing on One Leg by Neal Raisman available from the author at iduhpres@hotmail.com Loss is not always the screaming in the halls of the hospital. […]

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GPS: Finding Your Way Back

Posted on February 29, 2020 - by Fran Gerstein

This is an excerpt from Grief From the Inside Out: Creating Meaning Around the Loss of a Child from Substance Abuse or Suicide, By Fran Gerstein, MSW, LCSW. It is […]

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Embracing Quiet on the Grief Journey

Posted on February 28, 2020 - by Harriet Hodgson

This is an excerpt from Happy Again! Your New and Meaningful Life After Loss, available from Amazon. Understanding yourself helps you recover from loss. You may call this self-awareness or […]

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