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How to Respond to the Bereaved

Posted on December 1, 2006 - by admin

Last week, I visited my 81 year old widowed Aunt following the death of her boyfriend, also age 81. She was expectedly quite distressed following his sudden death from heart […]

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November 30, 2006 From Parent to Advocate: A Long Day’s Journey Deborah Dokken

Posted on November 30, 2006 - by admin

NOVEMBER 30, 2006 – FROM PARENT TO ADVOCATE: LONG DAYS’ JOURNEY:? DEBORAH DOKKEN.? After the loss of two infants and the premature birth of her son Jeremy, Deborah Dokken became […]

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Healing the Grieving Heart National Radio Show Welcomes End of Life Care Expert Deborah Dokken

Posted on November 30, 2006 - by admin

Recipient of 2003 Pediatric Nursing?s Humanitarian Award to be interviews by ?Healing the Grieving Heart? Hosts, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley on November 30, 2006. New York, New York and […]

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The Turning of My Quilt

Posted on November 29, 2006 - by

In Wayne Dyer’s book “10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace”, the second success secret is “don’t
die with your music still in you.” It is amazing to consider how many of us have a longing in our heart to pursue a dream, a vocation, or an experience and then our very logical left-brain dissuades us from
taking the risk to do it.

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The Turning of My Quilt

Posted on November 29, 2006 - by admin

In Wayne Dyer?s book ?10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace?, the second success secret is ?don?t die with your music still in you.? It is amazing to consider how […]

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Grief Poem: Suicide – An Eternal Pain

Posted on November 29, 2006 - by admin

Suicide is the one form of death that has quite a stigma attached to it. It brings with it a feeling of shame and betrayal. It is not the same […]

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Grief: Signs of Closure

Posted on November 29, 2006 - by admin

In my fifteen years of helping people change their lives working with emotional distress I have learnt many new things about human life and behaviour. Many of these lessons have […]

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Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

Posted on November 28, 2006 - by admin

My brother-in-law died suddenly last month when he fell from a ladder. We drove to Maryland where we celebrated Don’s life and visited with my husband’s family. Don was cremated […]

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How to Handle Grief and Loss With Your Children

Posted on November 28, 2006 - by admin

Dealing with any kind of loss with a child or children is a task that most adults dread. Best friends can move away, a car can kill a favorite pet, […]

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GriefWorks Update

Posted on November 28, 2006 - by admin

We know that the holidays can be an especially difficult time after a loved one has died. GriefWorks? winter newsletter, which is attached, offers special support for this time of […]

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