Loss of a Family Member

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  • A Statistical Look at Grief: Markers on a Lonely Journey

    Posted on September 24, 2019 - by Tracey Wallace

    Throw the stages of grief out the window. They simply can’t be trusted. If you are like me, or most people who are grieving in any way shape or form, […]

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  • Returning to the Land of Loss: ‘Enfranchising’ our Grief

    Posted on April 21, 2016 - by Lisa Irish

    My cousin died last year, at least that’s how it felt for me. She actually died seven years ago, so my delayed sojourn into Loss has been very private…very lonely. […]

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    Brittany Trauthwein: Continuing Bonds

    Posted on July 19, 2015 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    The Open to Hope Foundation radio show was the first outreach strategy, and continues to be a fantastic means of support for those who have lost a loved one. In […]

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    Finding the Good Stuff on Father’s Day

    Posted on June 10, 2015 - by Anne Hamilton

    I will always remember my Uncle Steve in his work clothing, coming home from a long day of repairing cars and trucks. His boots were worn, and his clothing stained […]

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  • Cartoonist Keith Knight in Tears

    Cartoonist Keith Knight on How Words Live On

    Posted on February 9, 2015 - by Nancy Gershman

    Keith Knight is a “gentleman cartoonist” whose various, nationally syndicated comics are published in the Washington Post, MAD, Daily Kos, Medium.com, and the Funny Times. Visit Keef on his website and watch the documentary on his work. […]

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    She Called Me Sweetie

    Posted on November 17, 2014 - by Alicia Coppola

    There wasn’t one definitive phone call that I could point to and say that this was the moment when I knew to I had to go home and visit her. […]

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    Writer J.W. Basilo on Starting Fresh When the Old Guard is Gone

    Posted on October 1, 2014 - by Nancy Gershman

    How can you use a death and a birth to foster a new culture of decency around the dinner table? This and more when memory artist Nancy Gershman talks with Chicago-based writer, performer, and […]

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    Accepting a New Life After a Multiple Loss

    Posted on August 19, 2014 - by Jill Kraft Thompson

    When I was only thirty-three years old, suddenly one day I felt my life was over and my only future was my past. Up until then, my life seemed magical, […]

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    Remembering Traumatic Events

    Posted on February 17, 2014 - by Jill Kraft Thompson

    When I think back twelve years ago to events following the horrific car accident in which five members of my family were killed but I was spared, I recall awakening […]

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    Caregiving Strategy: Taking It Easy When I Can

    Posted on March 4, 2013 - by Anne Hamilton

    Since September, 2012, I have been writing a series of articles entitled, “A Forever Decision” based on my experience of losing my beloved dog Camilla. In October, I found that […]

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    Accepting Help from Others

    Posted on February 25, 2013 - by Anne Hamilton

    Since September, 2012, I have been writing a series of articles entitled, “A Forever Decision” based on my experience of losing my beloved dog Camilla. In October, I found that […]

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    New Year, New Mindset

    Posted on February 19, 2013 - by Anne Hamilton

    Since September, 2012, I have been writing a series of articles entitled, “A Forever Decision” based on my experience of losing my beloved dog Camilla. In October, I found that […]

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    Being Available to Others While Conserving My Strength

    Posted on February 11, 2013 - by Anne Hamilton

    Since September, 2012, I have been writing a series of articles entitled, “A Forever Decision” based on my experience of losing my beloved dog Camilla. In October, I found that […]

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    Making Lemonade: Building on Life’s Challenges

    Posted on February 8, 2013 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Almost everyone has heard the saying, “When life sends you lemons, make lemonade.” In 2007, I received a bushel-full of lemons: the death of my daughter, death of my father-in-law, […]

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    A Forever Decision, Part 9

    Posted on December 5, 2012 - by Anne Hamilton

    My Uncle Steve turned 94 yesterday. I’m very happy that he’s still with us, and very proud that he has reached such an advanced old age. We tried to bring […]

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    A Forever Decision, Part 8

    Posted on December 1, 2012 - by Anne Hamilton

    I feel very anxious today, more anxious than I have been since I found out that my uncle has terminal cancer. He has been in a rehabilitation center for a […]

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    A Forever Decision, Part 7

    Posted on November 4, 2012 - by Anne Hamilton

    It has been a week since I found out that my Uncle Steve has terminal cancer. I’ve felt sick to my stomach. I’ve felt calm. I’ve felt trapped. I’ve felt […]

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    A Forever Decision, Part 6

    Posted on October 30, 2012 - by Anne Hamilton

    There are certain beings in this life that I love more than anyone else. They are: my dogs Isabella and Camilla, my boyfriend Walter, and my Uncle Steve. I lost […]

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    Finding Peace After the Death of a Grandchild

    Posted on October 8, 2012 - by Mary Jane Clayton

    I’m an ordinary person just like you, trying to keep up with life and make the most of every day. Usually, we wake up each morning with plans for what […]

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    Your Spiritual Path to Grief Healing

    Posted on September 7, 2012 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Though grief has common symptoms, each person’s grief is unique. Your grief isn’t quite the same as mine, and each of us must find our way. In 2007, after losing […]

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    Writing Heartfelt Words Can Lead You Out of the Darkness

    Posted on September 3, 2012 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Recently Deb Kosmer, a bereaved parent, author, poet, health care professional, and blogger, posted on Facebook about accumulating words. I don’t know the source of her post, but it said […]

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    Episode 70: Tuesday’s Children

    Posted on May 3, 2016 - by admin

    On this show Dr’s, Gloria and Heidi Horsley discuss with Eileen Lynch MSW the loss of both her husband and brother-in-law on September 11, 2001 in the Twin Towers. The […]

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