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  • When Nothing Seems to Matter: Surviving the Death of Your Child

    Posted on July 2, 2020 - by Basia Mosinski

    This is an excerpt from LOST to FOUND: Surviving the Death of Your Child by Basia Mosinski, which is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720222657 We cried and cried and cried. We were in […]

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  • Relationships Make the Difference in Grief

    Posted on June 5, 2020 - by Mary Jane Hurley Brant

    Excerpted from When Every Day Matters: A Mother’s Memoir on Love, Loss and Life (Simple Abundance Press) on Amazon I always felt so close to my husband, Dick, as I […]

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  • Living and Telling Your Own Story

    Posted on May 30, 2020 - by Fran Gerstein

    This is an excerpt from Grief From the Inside Out:  Creating Meaning Around the Loss of a Child from Substance Abuse or Suicide, By Fran Gerstein, MSW, LCSW. It is […]

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  • Do’s and Don’ts of Self-Care After the Loss of a Child

    Posted on May 25, 2020 - by Fran Gerstein

    This is an excerpt from Grief From the Inside Out: Creating Meaning Around the Loss of a Child from Substance Abuse or Suicide, By Fran Gerstein, MSW, LCSW. It is […]

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  • The Survival Instinct vs. Grief

    Posted on May 25, 2020 - by Basia Mosinski

    This excerpt is from LOST to FOUND: Surviving the Death of Your Child by Basia Mosinski. It is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720222657 The survival instinct is strong but not stronger than grief. Many […]

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  • What’s in a Name?

    Posted on May 9, 2020 - by Judy Lipson

    Being pregnant with my first child several years after losing my sister Jane, there was no question in my mind of wanting to name the child for my late sister. […]

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  • Sacred ‘Force’ Brings Contact Between Mother and Deceased Daughter

    Posted on May 8, 2020 - by Lois Schaffer

    I have always appreciated connections, family and friends alike.  After the death of my daughter, those connections became even more important. Sharing stories about her are cathartic and a means […]

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  • COVID-19 Reminiscences: Two Lost Sisters

    Posted on May 4, 2020 - by Judy Lipson

    We have been sheltered in place for over a month with an abundance of time to think. Not always a prescription for those of us who have lost loved ones […]

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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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  • What’s the Difference When Grieving For a Child?

    Posted on April 6, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    The loss of any loved one is a terrible blow that hurts our hearts and leaves us inconsolable. However, when a parent loses a child, it’s a different type of […]

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    How Many Children Do I Have Now?

    Posted on March 27, 2020 - by Neal Raisman

    Excerpt from Standing on One Leg by Neal Raisman which is available through the author at iduhpres@hotmail.com How many children do you have? Do I have? Did I have? How […]

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  • Coronavirus and Finding Ways to Cope with Anxiety and Loss

    Posted on March 23, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    Today, I hosted a Facebook Live session with my daughter, Heidi, to discuss the impact of the coronavirus.  Tambre Leighn, an Open To Hope author, certified coach, Funder of Well […]

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  • Does Unresolved Grief Cause Divorce?

    Posted on March 11, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    A recent Facebook Live discussion focused on the issue of whether unresolved grief can become a point of division in a relationship and become so problematic that it leads to […]

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  • Unthinkable

    Posted on March 9, 2020 - by Lois Schaffer

    Excerpted from The Unthinkable: Life, Loss and a Mother’s Mission to Ban Illegal Guns, available on Amazon.   Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life without them is […]

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  • Accepting Comfort in the Early Days

    Posted on February 28, 2020 - by Mary Jane Hurley Brant

    This is an excerpt from When Every Day Matters: A Mother’s Memoir on Love, Loss and Life (Simple Abundance Press), available on Amazon The loss of Jennifer (my sister’s five-year […]

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  • Early Days After Child-Loss: Survival

    Posted on February 28, 2020 - by Mary Jane Hurley Brant

    Excerpted from When Every Day Matters: A Mother’s Memoir on Love, Loss and Life (Simple Abundance Press) on Amazon. When you really want to pray for something and you do […]

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    The Coronavirus and Grieving the Fear of Your Own Death

    Posted on February 25, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    The Coronavirus, also known by its scientific name of COVID-19, is most likely on all of our minds. With so much coverage about how it can spread to epidemic proportions […]

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  • Do It Anyway

    Posted on February 22, 2020 - by Allen Klein

    This is an excerpt from Embracing Life After Loss: A Gentle Guide for Growing Through Grief by Allen Klein. Available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Life-After-Loss-Growing/dp/1642500062/ref=sr_1_1?crid=330F5I7PHDK96&keywords=embracing+life+after+loss+klein&qid=1579904828&sprefix=Embracing+lif%2Caps%2C219&sr=8-1 Life is risky; we are all […]

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  • ‘Grief Fills Up the Room’ of an Absent Child

    Posted on February 21, 2020 - by Mary Jane Hurley Brant

    Excerpted from When Every Day Matters: A Mother’s Memoir on Love, Loss and Life (Simple Abundance Press), available on Amazon. In my end is my Beginning. ~Mary Stuart, Queen of […]

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