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  • Grieving Dads: Signs of Concern

    Posted on October 26, 2020 - by Kelly Farley

    This is an excerpt from Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, which is available at Amazon. At one point in the middle of the fog that encased me after […]

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  • Targets of Anger during Bereavement

    Posted on October 16, 2020 - by Bob Baugher

    This is an excerpt from the book: Understanding Anger during Bereavement by Bob Baugher, Carol Hankins & Gary Hankins. You can order it at: www.bobbaugher.com Targets of Anger during Bereavement  Oneself […]

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  • Impact of Both Parents’ Deaths

    Posted on October 12, 2020 - by Susan Berger

    This is an excerpt from The Five Ways We Grieve, by Susan Berger, available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon:   Although I have been an orphan for more than half […]

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  • Excerpt from ROCK ON: The Stroke of Time

    Posted on September 15, 2020 - by Susan Casey

    This is an excerpt from Rock On: Mining for Joy in the Deep River of Sibling Grief, which is available https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Mining-River-Sibling-Grief/dp/1732888892/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2V353DVSRK5ZL&keywords=rock+on+mining+for+joy+in+the+deep+river+of+grief&qid=1576002958&sprefix=Rock+On%3A+Mining+for+%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-1 Chapter 2: The Stroke of Time Rocky began to […]

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  • Everyone Else is Carrying on with ‘Life as Usual’

    Posted on September 13, 2020 - by Bob Baugher

    This is an excerpt from the book: Coping with Grief: A Guide for the Bereaved Survivor by Bob Baugher. You can order it at: www.bobbaugher.com   At this time in […]

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  • Anticipatory Grief: As the End Nears

    Posted on July 11, 2020 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Anticipatory grief—a feeling of loss before a death or dreaded event—is a powerful mix of emotions. It is also a unique form of grief. Perhaps the most unusual aspect is […]

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  • When Grief and Coronavirus Collide

    Posted on May 6, 2020 - by Mary Jane Hurley Brant

    When Grief and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) collide, we feel like we’ll collapse. The Coronavirus is not only serious, it’s a pandemic. Like grief, COVID-19 is powerful, persistent and painful. The […]

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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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    Coronavirus Versus 9/11 Fear is Real

    Posted on March 9, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    . In today’s Facebook Live discussion, Heidi and I talked about the similarities in feeling between the current Coronavirus epidemic and 9/11 in 2001. In both situations, there is fear, […]

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  • This is Your Life, Your Pain, and Your Story

    Posted on November 10, 2019 - by Catherine McNulty

    Hope.  When I ask those who are grieving what they need most, they say “hope”.  They want confidence that they can get through the process, that they won’t be miserable […]

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  • Finding Hope After Substance Abuse

    Posted on August 23, 2019 - by Carlos Davila

    Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem that affects everyone in one way or another. Because addictive substances provide temporary but powerful feelings of euphoria or happiness, even casual […]

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    Coping With Violent Events

    Posted on August 8, 2019 - by Gloria Horsley

    At lunch today, a friend asked me if we go to disaster areas when there has been a shooting. I explained to her that disasters are a time that communities […]

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  • When Deaths Accumulate

    Posted on July 14, 2019 - by Judy Lipson

    One life ends, and a new chapter begins. My father’s decline and ultimate death emancipated me, letting the reins loose that I held so tightly. My father and I had […]

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  • Grief of Chronic Illness

    Posted on March 4, 2019 - by Harriet Hodgson

      After three bouts of living with an irregular, rapid heartbeat (atrial fibrillation), I was diagnosed with acute heart failure. Though I knew I was having heart problems, I didn’t […]

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    Don’t Fall for These Grief Myths!

    Posted on January 18, 2019 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Grief is an assault on the body, mind, and soul. You anticipated this. However, you may not have been prepared for the myths that surround grief. Despite research and anecdotal […]

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  • To The Widow Struggling With Guilt

    Posted on September 3, 2018 - by Kerry Phillips

    On the outside, the world sees you hurting from the loss of your spouse. They don’t know; however, that in addition to the “normal” feelings of grief, you’re also struggling […]

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    Acute Anticipatory Grief: What a Surprise!

    Posted on May 24, 2018 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Anticipatory grief isn’t new to me. I’ve studied it for years, written articles about it, and co-authored a book about it. That’s why I was surprised when I burst into […]

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