Loss of a Family Member

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  • Eight New Year’s Eves Ago

    Posted on January 16, 2021 - by Elizabeth Brady

    There is a collective sigh of relief as we ring in 2021, and yet there is also mounting loss and unattended grief. For those of us who have been learning […]

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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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  • Writing Happy Holiday Memories

    Posted on December 23, 2020 - by Linda Freudenberger

    I wrote this story as a happy Christmas memory…it especially holds true since my husband passed in 2017.  I found a Charlie Brown-like tree: pitiful, sparse, complete with Charlie, Snoopy, […]

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  • Change: The Unwanted Gift

    Posted on December 19, 2020 - by Bernie Siegel

    “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly. ” – Richard Bach Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 — To everything there is a season; And a time […]

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  • Stages of Grief: Real of Not?

    Posted on December 14, 2020 - by Peggy Bell

    Excerpt from Life After Loss For Widows: Lifting the Veil of Grief You may have heard there are stages of grief we all go through. If you google it, you […]

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  • 5 Reasons to Still Celebrate This Holiday Season Even Though You’re Grieving

    Posted on December 13, 2020 - by Peggy Bell

    Sometimes after losing our spouse, it is difficult to find things to be happy about. In the early stages of our grief, finding anything good in our life requires coming […]

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  • Navigating 5 Life Changes: Reflections on the Journey

    Posted on December 8, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

    This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, which is available at: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of […]

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  • Navigating 5 Life Changes: Coming Home

    Posted on December 6, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

    This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, available at: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ “The world is round and the place which may seem like the […]

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  • Navigating 5 Life Changes: Adrift at Sea

    Posted on December 4, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

    This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, available at: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, […]

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  • Navigating 5 Life Changes: A Major Loss

    Posted on December 1, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

    This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, which is available at: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ “What lies behind us and what lies before us are […]

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  • Navigating 5 Life Changes: Love, Loss and Renewal

    Posted on November 28, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

    This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, which is available on my website: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ When we hear the word odyssey what images […]

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  • A Decade of Celebration of Sisters

    Posted on November 27, 2020 - by Judy Lipson

    November 1 would have marked a decade, the Grand Finale of Celebration of Sisters, an annual ice skating event to benefit Massachusetts General Hospital to commemorate the lives and memories […]

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  • Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope

    Posted on November 25, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

    This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes, An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, which is available at https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ Preface to the Book A major life change has “an […]

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  • Navigating 5 Life Changes: Overview

    Posted on November 23, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

    This is an excerpt from “Navigating 5 Life Changes,” An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope” which is available on my website: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ All Rights Reserved. First Edition. Copyright 2018 by […]

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  • Grieving Dads: Therapists and Other Resources

    Posted on October 28, 2020 - by Kelly Farley

    This is an excerpt from Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, which is available at Amazon. A grieving dad must face many hard truths after the death of a […]

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  • Grieving Dads: When a Child Dies Suddenly

    Posted on October 24, 2020 - by Kelly Farley

    This is an excerpt from Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, which is available at Amazon. If it were up to me, I probably would change the “five stages […]

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  • Grieving Dads: The First Blow

    Posted on October 22, 2020 - by Kelly Farley

    This is an excerpt from Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, which is available at Amazon. Fathers aren’t supposed to grieve the same way that mothers do. Society has […]

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  • Impact of Both Parents’ Deaths

    Posted on October 12, 2020 - by Susan Berger

    This is an excerpt from The Five Ways We Grieve, by Susan Berger, available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon:   Although I have been an orphan for more than half […]

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  • Creating a New Identity

    Posted on October 10, 2020 - by Susan Berger

    This is an excerpt from The Five Ways We Grieve, by Susan Berger, available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon: Confronting the reality of having to live a changed life requires […]

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  • Endings and Beginnings

    Posted on September 27, 2020 - by Ruth Field

    This is an excerpt from The 4 Facets of Grief: Heal Your Heart, Rebuild Your World, and Find New Pathways To Joy, which is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZMKKH2.   I used […]

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  • Soldier On: When Hope is Fading

    Posted on September 25, 2020 - by James Sesnak

    https://www.amazon.com/Soldier-James Sesnak/dp/1733872205/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28YNX3RJYSQO&dchild=1&keywords=soldier+on+sesnak&qid=1600520693&sprefix=soldier+on%2Caps%2C211&sr=8-1 “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” C.S.Lewis   C.S. Lewis’s memorable quote summarizes my life as I write these words. […]

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  • Excerpt from ROCK ON: Blessings in the Lessons

    Posted on September 21, 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 10: Blessings in the Lessons Sisters Yvon Stokkink […]

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  • Anxiety Over Fading Memories

    Posted on September 20, 2020 - by Bob Baugher

    This is an excerpt from the book: Coping with Grief: A Guide for the Bereaved Survivor by Bob Baugher. You can order it at: www.bobbaugher.com   One of the most […]

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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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  • Excerpt from ROCK ON: Be Brave

    Posted on September 17, 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 3: Be Brave Early Friday morning when I […]

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  • Excerpt from ROCK ON: The Stroke of Time

    Posted on September 15, 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 2: The Stroke of Time Rocky began to […]

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  • Exclusive: Excerpt from ROCK ON

    Posted on September 13, 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 1: Secret Keepers On a sub-zero winter night […]

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