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  • Digging Deep: Finding Comfort after Husband’s Death

    Posted on October 5, 2022 - by Joni Sensel

    A Sudden Death Tony’s body is stretched on our living room floor. I hunker over my knees on the stepstool in the kitchen, trying not to see his husk from […]

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  • Finding Strength in Grief

    Posted on September 15, 2022 - by Colleen Friesen

    Last week, after I posted my blog article and shared it on my social media, I received a treasured compliment. My soul sister remarked that she appreciated that my writing […]

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  • After My Husband’s Death: Remembering is Grieving

    Posted on September 6, 2022 - by Peggy Bell

    Living with the loss of a spouse is painful and sometimes even debilitating. It’s so difficult to move forward from such a heartache. It’s especially difficult when the death is […]

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  • Welcome to the Dark Side of Grief

    Posted on August 28, 2022 - by Gail Norwood

    Welcome to the Dark Side of Grief “If only you knew the power of the Dark Side.” ~ Darth Vader These ominous words portend a foreboding presence.  Power and darkness […]

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  • Grief Leads to Self-Discovery

    Posted on July 28, 2022 - by Michelle Kaisersatt

    Life after a Death. I reflect on that sentence, searching for words to describe what I, as a widow, have felt these last five years. The word “mirror” comes up for […]

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  • Deeply Remembering Your Spouse

    Posted on July 28, 2022 - by Jennifer Katz

    This is an excerpt from The Good Widow: A Memoir of Living with Loss – Kindle edition by Katz, Jennifer. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. My Beloved, […]

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  • After Losing Spouse, Be Aware of Online Deceivers

    Posted on July 20, 2022 - by Peggy Bell

    When you first lose your spouse, many feelings consume you. You may feel numb, fearful, hurt, crushed, angry, in disbelief, or broken. Maybe you feel a combination or even all […]

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  • When a Spouse Dies Suddenly: Two-Week Game Plan

    Posted on July 8, 2022 - by Kristin Meekhof

    When a Spouse Dies Suddenly What do you do when your spouse dies suddenly? First, contact medical or other authorities. Then call a friend, neighbor, or relative to be with […]

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  • Messages From My Deceased Wife

    Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

    I cannot deny since my wife died, a little over two years ago, my experiences have been incredible. The first experience was a call from a former patient and mystic […]

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  • My New Girlfriends: Pets and Grieving

    Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

    I can’t help but reflect on how caring and wise my family’s animals are. My wife died a little over two years ago, and I have remained at home with […]

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  • Hey, Widowers: What’s the Hurry to Remarry?

    Posted on May 23, 2022 - by Herb Knoll

    Suddenly, it hits you, you’re a widower, and you don’t want to live the rest of your life alone. You always knew that most women outlive their husbands, so the […]

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  • There’s a New Way to Do Grief

    Posted on May 20, 2022 - by Nikki Scott

    A New Way to Do Grief Try to think about the ways you have been taught how to grieve the loss of someone or something. When you were a child […]

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  • Overcoming Male Grief: The Widower’s Journey

    Posted on April 29, 2022 - by Herb Knoll

    Overcoming Male Grief For nearly 14 years, I have dedicated my life to the service of widowers worldwide, and during that time, I have learned much about what it takes […]

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  • Gifts in the Pain

    Posted on April 14, 2022 - by Mike Bernhardt

    Gifts in the Pain My wife Susan died unexpectedly in April 1991, the Sunday after Easter. I could never have imagined beforehand how transformative an experience that would be. Nothing […]

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Open to Hope TV

  • Episode 192: Finding Love After Loss

    Posted on June 20, 2022 - by admin

    What qualities would you like in a soul mate? Join Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley and their guest Dr. Frank Powers Licensed Psychologist and artist.  Dr. Powers lost his father […]

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  • Episode 191: The Myths and Fears of Dating After Loss

    Posted on June 20, 2022 - by admin

    Has your belief system stopped you from dating? Join Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley and their guest Dr. Frank Powers Licensed Psychologist and artist.  Dr. Powers lost his father at […]

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  • Episode 190: Dating After Loss?

    Posted on June 20, 2022 - by admin

    How do you know if you are ready to date again? Join Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley and their guest Dr. Frank Powers Licensed Psychologist and artist. Dr. Powers lost […]

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  • A Widow’s Guide to Healing

    Posted on June 8, 2022 - by Kristin Meekhof

    A Widow’s Guide to Healing available at Amazon.com : widows guide to healing