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COVID-19 Reminiscences: Two Lost Sisters

Posted on May 4, 2020 - by Judy Lipson

We have been sheltered in place for over a month with an abundance of time to think. Not always a prescription for those of us who have lost loved ones […]

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Grief From Darkness to Light

Posted on May 4, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

Grief impacts all of us in different ways. But, one of the best ways to visualize it is to see grief and the movement through grief to healing is going […]

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Handling Emotions During COVID-19

Posted on April 27, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

Are you wondering what to say or how to respond to others during this stressful time? Sheltering in place for this extended amount of time can create some uncomfortable interactions […]

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End of Life Issues During COVID-19

Posted on April 24, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

Do you have a family member who has recently died?  Due to visitation restrictions, sheltering in, and social distancing, bereaved families are experiencing isolation and loneliness.  Barbara Karnes, RN, author, […]

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Caregiver Burnout During COVID-19

Posted on April 23, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

Are you feeling worried, anxious, and exhausted?  Who takes care of the caregiver? Social worker Rob Zucker, bereaved spouse and grief counselor, joined us for a discussion on our podcast […]

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Support For High-Risk Individuals During COVID-19

Posted on April 20, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

The loss of a loved one is powerful and can lead many to struggle with how to cope. Add other issues to this equation, and today’s high-risk individuals may be […]

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Affirmations to Ease Your Grief

Posted on April 18, 2020 - by Harriet Hodgson

Here are 10 affirmations from my book, 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey, available from Amazon. As I reconcile my losses, I give myself permission to say no to […]

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The Awakening: A Widow-to-Be in Five Scenes

Posted on April 16, 2020 - by Ginny Grulke

SCENE I I awoke with a start; I had been buried in a dream, but a sound reached in and pulled me out abruptly. Was it a thump? Raising up […]

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How Severe Grief Affects Marriage, and Ways to Recover

Posted on April 16, 2020 - by Ralph Macey

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller Facing the death of a dear […]

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Death From Drug Overdose and Survival Support During Covid-19

Posted on April 13, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

On today’s Facebook Live, we discussed dealing with the grief associated with losing a loved one to a drug overdose. However, we  also extended that to other areas, including those […]

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