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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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Behavioral Symptoms of Grief: You Are Not Alone

Posted on November 22, 2006 - by admin

It is normal to feel pain and to grieve after the loss of a loved-one. There is no need to feel guilty for having overlooked a few minor obligations at […]

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How to Choose a Memorial Poem or Verse for a Funeral or Life Celebration

Posted on November 22, 2006 - by admin

When choosing a poem or verse for a life celebration, funeral or memorial service you will first want to consider where you plan to use the poems and verses. Today, […]

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Understanding Your Grief

Posted on November 21, 2006 - by

Grieving is part of the realities of life. Losing a loved one is one of the most painful and profound losses of all. Every one of us has experienced or […]

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Understanding Your Grief

Posted on November 21, 2006 - by admin

Grieving is part of the realities of life. Losing a loved one is one of the most painful and profound losses of all. Every one of us has experienced or […]

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