Loss of a Family Member

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  • My Loved One Died and the Grief Hurts

    Posted on May 13, 2020 - by Larry Patten

    This is an excerpt from Larry Patten’s A Companion for the Hospice Journey which is available on Amazon or though his website Hospice Matters.   He has died. She has […]

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  • The Awakening: A Widow-to-Be in Five Scenes

    Posted on April 16, 2020 - by Ginny Grulke

    SCENE I I awoke with a start; I had been buried in a dream, but a sound reached in and pulled me out abruptly. Was it a thump? Raising up […]

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  • I Just Wanted Her for One More Day

    Posted on March 21, 2020 - by Larry Patten

    This is an excerpt from Larry Patten’s A Companion for the Hospice Journey, which is available on Amazon or though his website Hospice Matters. Several years ago, our hospice team […]

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  • When Death Comes Quickly

    Posted on March 13, 2020 - by Larry Patten

    This is an excerpt from Larry Patten’s A Companion for the Hospice Journey which is available on Amazon or though his website Hospice Matters. What about a loved one who […]

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  • Solace in a Birdsong

    Posted on January 29, 2020 - by Tambre Leighn

    There are days when I feel the weight of old memories, heart losses, and traumas suffered along the path of life. What triggers this can vary. So, what I choose […]

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  • Unanswered Emails

    Posted on December 8, 2019 - by Carol Henderson

    In the poem, “Note,” Ellie Schoenfeld writes that she is still sometimes surprised and angry that she receives no calls or emails from the dead. Death should be a place […]

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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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  • 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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  • Widowers Need To Step Out of The Shadows and Into the Light of Day

    Posted on August 31, 2019 - by Herb Knoll

    Grieving men are misunderstood. And for a good reason. After all, men don’t believe they have permission to grieve in the first place. When a man experiences a loss, they […]

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  • Widowers: Don’t Expect Others to Know What To Do

    Posted on June 28, 2019 - by Herb Knoll

    Following the passing of a wife or life-partner, it is the widower who needs support, not the deceased. So why is it that so many widowed men complain about their […]

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  • Boy’s Don’t Cry…right?  WRONG!  And That’s Okay

    Posted on May 8, 2019 - by Herb Knoll

      From the time little boys are first able to walk, in some cases even before they can walk, parents begin shaping the psyche of their sons by telling them, […]

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  • Episode 180: Minding Your Grieving Soul

    Posted on December 15, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Karla Helbert and Heather Stang about mindfulness, yoga, and grief.  Karla is a bereaved mom, a licensed professional counselor, and […]

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  • Episode 179: The Beat of Grief

    Posted on December 15, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Claudia Coenen and Josh Robinson about Expressing Grief Creatively. Claudia is a widow, the creator of the Karuna Cards, and […]

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  • Episode 169: Finding Hope Through Baptiste Yoga

    Posted on July 8, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Heidi and Dr. Gloria Horsley interview Rebecca Bara, owner of Baptiste Yoga Silicon Valley and Sarah Franco, Yoga Instructor at Lyons Den Power Yoga about helping […]

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  • Episode 168: Creative Ways to Heal After Loss

    Posted on June 28, 2019 - by admin

    Are you looking for unique ways to memorialize or celebrate the life of your loved one? Then join Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley in an interview with memory artist […]

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  • Episode 162: Grief in the Workplace

    Posted on April 17, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview R. Glenn Kelly, Glen Lord, and Paul Alexander about grief in the workplace. R. Glenn Kelly lost his only […]

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