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Death From Cancer: A Poem About My Father

Posted on November 24, 2006 - by admin

My father died from lung cancer on January third, 2005. After entering a nursing facility for rehab, we soon discovered that he had stage four small-cell lung cancer. He lived […]

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Supporting Our Grieving Children To Cope with Katrina and Other Losses

Posted on November 24, 2006 - by admin

Children may feel the same feelings when they grieve as adults, yet their responses can be very different. In addition, every day through the media, images of death, loss, grief […]

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The Holiday Army

Posted on November 23, 2006 - by admin

Here it comes again ? the Holiday Army ? in its annual march against us. Some of its generals are called “Thanksgiving,” “Christmas,” “Hanukah,” “New Year?s Eve” and “New Year?s […]

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November 23, 2006 Thanksgiving Reflections Joy Johnson

Posted on November 23, 2006 - by Joy Johnson Brown

NOVEMBER 23, 2006 – THANKSGIVING REFLECTIONS:? JOY JOHNSON has written or edited more than 150 books on grief.? She is co-founder, along with her husband, Dr. Marvin Johnson, of Centering […]

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November 23, 2006 Thanksgiving Reflections Joy Johnson

Posted on November 23, 2006 - by admin

NOVEMBER 23, 2006 – THANKSGIVING REFLECTIONS:? JOY JOHNSON has written or edited more than 150 books on grief.? She is co-founder, along with her husband, Dr. Marvin Johnson, of Centering […]

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Grieving at Holiday Times

Posted on November 23, 2006 - by admin

As we approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays each year, our senses are heightened and memories of past celebrations flood our consciousness. Most of us can remember that, as children, […]

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The Empty Chair Around The Holiday Table

Posted on November 22, 2006 - by

Many Americans will be sitting down together around the dinner table very soon, to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza. These dinners re-enforce a sense of shared family values, a feeling […]

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The Empty Chair Around The Holiday Table

Posted on November 22, 2006 - by admin

Many Americans will be sitting down together around the dinner table very soon, to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza. These dinners re-enforce a sense of shared family values, a feeling […]

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PAM, Life Beyond Death; Joy Beyond Grief by Christy Lowry; BOOK REVIEW

Posted on November 22, 2006 - by admin

Pam: Life Beyond Death; Joy Beyond Grief By Christy Lowry Publication Consultants (2000) Reviewed by Beverly Pechin for Reader Views (1/06) When I first read the book’s cover, telling the […]

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Grieving, A Poem: When the Crabapple Blooms

Posted on November 22, 2006 - by admin

This is a poem based on the act of a grieving son to come to terms with the death of his father. The process of planting a tree can prove […]

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