Loss of a Family Member


  • Focus on Hope

    Posted on January 15, 2021 - by Jill Smoot

    It came to me the other day. Almost as a shock. With all the craziness in this year of 2020. With faces hidden behind masks.  With people separated from family and […]

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  • Assembling My Grief Survival Kit: What’s In Yours?

    Posted on January 15, 2021 - by Harriet Hodgson

    My husband died two weeks ago, but I had been preparing for his death a long time. I was my husband’s caregiver and watched him summon courage when he learned […]

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  • What to Look for in a Grief Companion

    Posted on November 23, 2020 - by Dr. Beth Hewett

    By Beth L. Hewett, PhD, CT When we’re grieving and want support from a grief companion, it’s important to choose helpers who understand grief, purposeful mourning, soulful and spiritual work, […]

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  • Excerpt from ROCK ON: Losing Anger

    Posted on September 19, 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 8: Losing Anger Jeneen Gallagher: interviewed in June […]

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  • The Grieving Codependent

    Posted on September 9, 2020 - by Mary Joye

    Codependency is a term that gets tossed around a lot but few seem to know what it really means. Even those who suffer from it can be completely unaware it’s […]

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  • Ground Hog Days

    Posted on March 5, 2020 - by Neal Raisman

    This is an excerpt from Standing on One Leg by Neal Raisman available from the author at iduhpres@hotmail.com The first weeks and months were like the movie, Groundhog Day. I […]

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  • No More ‘At Least…’

    Posted on February 20, 2020 - by Greg Adams

    At least he didn’t have to suffer. At least you have other children. At least you still have your health. At least she’s in a better place. At least you […]

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  • Comforting Words to a Griever

    Posted on January 3, 2020 - by Jane P. Williams

    Sometimes, words spoken to individuals in grief do not make a difference; so many words have been said that they don’t pierce the thin protective layer that we develop while […]

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  • Choosing a Retirement Community is about Living and Dying

    Posted on November 8, 2019 - by Harriet Hodgson

    My husband and I have faced many health challenges. In May, I was in acute heart failure and had open heart surgery. Now I have a pig valve in my […]

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  • No Outsourcing the ‘Why’ in Grief

    Posted on October 31, 2019 - by Greg Adams

    We are possessed by words. We are wordy creatures. We talk, write, text, sing, shout, and whisper words…all the time. We ponder what we said, what they said, and what […]

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