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Grief Poem: Mother, I Don’t Mind The Pain

Posted on November 27, 2006 - by admin

I am among those who know that one never recovers from the loss of one deeply loved. We come to accept the death and adjust our lives – rather begrudingly, […]

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Palliative Care – Helping You Care For Your Terminally Ill Loved One

Posted on November 27, 2006 - by admin

Ask most people what they know about Palliative Care and they will inevitably reply that it is intended for those who are dying. Undeniably, Palliative Care is available to support […]

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Song of Cy – Understanding Grief: Book Review

Posted on November 26, 2006 - by admin

Are you a step-parent, parent, sibling, grandparent or friend of a deceased person? Then this book is for you! A delicately written and moving piece of work that is electrically […]

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Holiday Heartbreak

Posted on November 26, 2006 - by admin

It is the season to be jolly, as all the songs and magazine articles will tell you,but for some of us that is not how we feel. Family is the […]

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas-A Poem About the First Christmas Without My Father

Posted on November 25, 2006 - by admin

This poem speaks for itself. It was written during the Christmas season just before the one-year anniversary of my father’s death. Though a bit sad, it does remind us of […]

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I Don’t Want To Do Christmas!

Posted on November 24, 2006 - by admin

Marianne sat on the edge of her seat, leaning towards me and, through her sobs and hiccoughs, stated very clearly, ?I don?t want to do Christmas!? ?I can?t, I just […]

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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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