Grief

Grieving Though the Holidays

by on January 6, 2018

It was only after the nursing home started setting decorating for Christmas that Norman realized this would be the first year without his wife at home. Worse yet, based on his last visit with her, she most likely would not remember any part of their 50 years together. The Alzheimer’s had taken over her brain… (more…)

How to Survive the First Set of Holidays without a Loved One

by on October 12, 2017

Perhaps a new custody agreement has the kids spending the holidays with their other parent. Or perhaps this is the first holiday after the death of a loved one. Or perhaps a family member is deployed with limited contact. Or perhaps a recent break-up in a relationship immediately changes the plans already made. Whichever the… (more…)

Embracing Grief Is a Healthy Way to Move Forward

by on June 21, 2016

N Not everyone grieves in the same way.  People have different physical appearances, perspectives, experiences, thoughts, emotions, backgrounds, relationships, and attitudes.  So when it comes to grieving, there are many healthy forms with the exception of one: not grieving. Embracing grief is a willingness to accept the fluctuating emotions, random thoughts, internal struggles, constant questions,… (more…)

How to Explain Death to a Child

by on May 14, 2015

One of the hardest realities to explain to a child is death. Especially when it is the death of a parent, sibling, beloved grandparent, close friend or even a favorite pet.  Parents generally try to protect their child from things that might harm or from things that are too difficult to understand. But unfortunately sometimes… (more…)

How to Grieve Well

by on May 5, 2015

Not everyone grieves in the same way.  After all, there are different people with different physical appearances, perspectives, experiences, thoughts, emotions, backgrounds, and attitudes.  So why when it comes to grief do some believe that there is one correct way to handle the loss of a loved one? There are in fact a number of constructive ways to… (more…)

What to do When Mother’s Day is the Hardest Day of the Year

by on May 10, 2013

For many women, Mother’s Day is the hardest day of the year.  Perhaps you are one of these women who have little to no contact with your child, outlived your child, tried unsuccessfully to conceive a child, or lost your child through a miscarriage or abortion.  Just the mention of Mother’s Day brings to the… (more…)

Embracing Grief When You Have Lost a Loved One

by on September 26, 2012

Out of the blue, you receive a message that someone you loved has passed away.  Perhaps it is a sibling, a longtime friend, or close co-worker, he/she is close to you but not one of your immediate family.  Whatever the nature of your relationship, the timing of their death is so unexpected that you can… (more…)

Saying Good-bye to a Loved One

by on August 24, 2012

Every once in a while God gives us the opportunity to say good-bye to a loved one before they pass away.  You may have experienced moments such as this in the past or may be going through it right now.   Either way, it is still difficult to endure.  Nevertheless, these are rare precious moments to… (more…)

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