Loss of a Family Member

After Loss of a sibling

Do you feel your loss is overlooked? Find inspiration in stories by others who have lost siblings.

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  • Remembering Dakota: Sibling Loss and Its Impacts

    Posted on June 14, 2022 - by Skye Page

    Brother Died Before I Was Born When was the first time I learned about death? I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know about it. Hi, I’m Skye, and […]

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  • Finding Peace After the Loss of a Brother

    Posted on May 3, 2022 - by Veronica Mather

    A Brother’s Sudden Death As I walk into the beach hut, all is quiet. Still. Everything, as Carl left it. His table with a view of the ocean he loved […]

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  • Board Games Connect Us to Siblings

    Posted on March 27, 2022 - by Judy Lipson

    A Passion for Board Games At a recent conference I attended, one of the presenters shared her passion for board games. This sparked a memory of my beloved sisters Margie, […]

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  • Honoring Our Beloved Siblings

    Posted on March 27, 2022 - by Judy Lipson

    Honoring our Siblings How we honor our siblings is personal. It may be a poem, song, fundraiser, inner thoughts, private moments, or a visit to the grave site. For me, […]

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    What is the Recipe for Grief?

    Posted on December 12, 2021 - by Judy Lipson

    What is the recipe for grief? There is no recipe for grief. Years after the deaths of my sisters, my complicated grief program required that I incorporate self-compassion into my […]

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    Death Anniversaries are Powerful Days

    Posted on October 25, 2021 - by Judy Lipson

    The dates are forever etched in our minds and hearts – the death anniversaries of our siblings. The calendar need not remind us; our bodies and minds tell us as […]

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  • Emotional Grief Lessons

    Posted on August 27, 2021 - by Amy K.L. Busch

    Emotional Grief Lessons Through my rollercoaster of emotions, I have learned a number of emotional grief lessons: 1. Grief can be surprising in its breadth of emotions.  I have learned […]

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    Sibling Loss: Losing Part of Myself

    Posted on August 26, 2021 - by Amy K.L. Busch

    Losing Part of Myself It goes without saying that sadness and despair have been part of my grief journey.  Losing a sibling is so jarring.  When Dan died, I lost […]

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  • Every Person Has the Right to Grieve

    Posted on August 25, 2021 - by Amy K.L. Busch

    Every Person Has the Right to Grieve The title of one’s relationship does not dictate the depth of one’s grief.  Each and every person has a right to grieve and […]

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  • Music Can Help Us Grieve

    Posted on May 2, 2021 - by Judy Lipson

    Music is Healing and Meaningful Music has always enriched my life, shared with my beloved sisters, Margie and Jane. As girls, we loved attending Broadway musicals. We listened to the […]

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  • Practice Self-Compassion When Grieving

    Posted on May 1, 2021 - by Judy Lipson

    Why is grief still such an uncomfortable word for so many? It is a conversation that makes some people cringe. They do not have the tools to say, “I’m sorry, […]

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