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Holding On, Letting Go After Husband’s Death

Posted on November 20, 2023 - by Harriet Hodgson

What I Let Go Of After my husband died, I had to decide what to let go of and what to hold onto. I let go of John’s companionship. John […]

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Funeral Provides Children with Full Picture of Dad

Posted on November 20, 2023 - by Ken Lefkowitz

Funeral Provides Children with Full Picture of Dad During the day of my father Leo’s funeral, his sons were treated to much praise and tributes from members of the Factory […]

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Widower Honors Both Deceased Wives

Posted on November 20, 2023 - by Peter Lichtenberg

Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD was inducted into the Radnor High School Hall of Fame on Friday, November 10, in Radnor, Penn. Peter was honored for his work and impact on the […]

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Don’t Shield Your Children from Grief

Posted on November 19, 2023 - by Beth Marshall

In our predominantly fun childhood, the one thing kids were never allowed to do was to participate in the funeral-related activities when someone passed away. Grief and sadness were simply […]

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Questions You May Ask in Your Pain

Posted on November 17, 2023 - by Beth Marshall

During the intense period after the loss of my favorite people, many questions ran through my mind. These are questions you might ask in your pain. Will the tsunami of […]

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One Step at a Time: Through the ‘Dark Valley,’

Posted on November 15, 2023 - by Beth Marshall

After months of trying to outrun the ache and sprint toward some imaginary silver lining, I realized that running from the pain can leave you crushed, lonely, and confused. In […]

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‘What Do You Do with All this Pain?’

Posted on November 13, 2023 - by Beth Marshall

Have you ever gotten news that literally took your breath away? I surely have. It was the late-night call that my mom—my healthy, hilarious, newlywed mom—was gone. Nobody could have […]

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Angry At a God I Didn’t Even Know

Posted on November 9, 2023 - by Shannon Harris

Angry at God Bereaved parents become experts on all things grief soon after the death of a child. We research. We read articles, talk to doctors and therapists. And we […]

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Writing Helps Bereaved Find Gratitude

Posted on November 9, 2023 - by Beth Marshall

Writing Helps Bereaved Whenever you set out to write a book, an important first step is clearly defining your audience. When I started dreaming about Uncrushed, I assumed it would […]

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Violent Deaths Leave Haunted Souls

Posted on October 31, 2023 - by Candace Lynn Talmadge

Violent Deaths Leave Haunted Souls After death and before birth, consciousness (or soul-energy, if you prefer) is so intact that even when the physical body is abruptly destroyed, through accident […]

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