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  • Hope Fatigue: Can We Keep Hope Alive?

    Posted on October 24, 2022 - by Sara Striefel

    I learned a term recently that inspired a new conversation with myself and with the world around me: Hope fatigue. Hope fatigue itself isn’t new. We’ve all experienced the feeling […]

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  • How to Survive a Memorial Service by Eating All the Cookies

    Posted on July 12, 2022 - by Sherry Walling

    Dad Helped Plan His Memorial Service We had a memorial service for my dad. He helped plan the shindig. He picked the songs for the video slideshow, asked me to […]

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  • Mantras for Mourning: How to Coexist with Grief

    Posted on June 29, 2022 - by Sara Striefel

    Mantras for Mourning Two and a half years after my mother’s death, I still discover unexpected ways in which grief opens my heart. I am learning that grief, while painful […]

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  • The Difference Between Healing and Curing

    Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Kelly Grosklags

    There is a difference between healing and curing. We cannot change a diagnosis or a loss that has occurred. We cannot be sure that we will be cured. But we […]

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  • Change, the Unwanted Gift

    Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

    My wife died 10 days before I wrote these words. What I know I have lost is her physical body, and it makes me feel emptier than I have ever […]

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  • Finding Your Inner Grief Guide

    Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

    Finding My Inner Grief Guide Many years ago, I attended a workshop to enhance my ability to empower my cancer patients to recover. We were taught about imagery and asked […]

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  • Cultivating Hope During Difficult Times

    Posted on March 27, 2022 - by Dr. Peggy DeLong

    Hope for Better Days What do you do when it seems like everything is going wrong? What can you do when it feels like you’ve got too much burden to […]

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  • The Ebb and Flow of Grief

    Posted on March 27, 2022 - by Brandi Reyna

    Eleven Years Later If you would have told me 11 years ago, when I first lost my fiancé Greg a few weeks before our wedding day, that I would be […]

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    Does Talking About Grief Help?

    Posted on February 16, 2022 - by Phil Rich

    Does talking about grief help? Any time you pick up a book that deals with psychology or self-improvement, or you listen to a therapist, you hear the idea that it’s […]

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    Diary of a Bereaved Mother, Part 1

    Posted on January 20, 2022 - by Terri Leidich

    The following diary entries are excerpted from From a Grieving Mother’s Heart. Read part 2 of the diary at https://www.opentohope.com/diary-of-a-bereaved-mother-part-2/   Diary of a Bereaved Mother June 11th (Day 5) […]

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    Mourn Like a Dog: Mark the Absence, Maintain Connections

    Posted on January 20, 2022 - by Joni Sensel

    Mourn Like a Dog After my beloved partner, Tony, died without warning early one morning in 2017, I lived for the occasional sense that his spirit was near. Our dogs […]

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  • 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 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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