06 DecIdeas To Combat Loneliness During The Holiday Season

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Extra Lonely Time Of Year   A holiday is an in your face reminder of how much has changed.  A holiday is a painful reminder of who is missing.  During the holiday season it is not unheard of to receive invitations to events because people feel sorry for us—or an invite that we usually receive […]

05 DecDealing With Grief: 5 Ways To Prevent A Holiday From Being Ruined

Yes! We Drive Each Other Nuts! Grieving family members, including children, tend to drive each other nuts because we each grieve differently and on our own personal healing time table.  Normal grief pain produces normal grief responses—and the grief responses that you experience may or may not be the same as other family members. Normal […]

04 DecGrief Pain – Why You Need A Holiday Plan

This Holiday Season… The Importance of Having a Plan Why?   Planning can be difficult when we are grieving because a normal grief response is to resist making decisions or planning anything in advance.  However, without a plan, the risk of being completely miserable and feeling depressed during this season is usually 100-percent guaranteed.   The […]

17 AprWhat Am I Searching For?

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Living With Grief & Healing The Search Is On I was at a PRIDE foster parent training a few weeks ago and the lead facilitator mentioned a child going from room to room and searching, crying uncontrollably, for a few days after being placed in her new foster home.  My heart broke for this child. […]

14 AprHealing Forward

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07 Dec5 Ways To Prevent A Holiday From Being Ruined

The Drive Each Other Nuts Factor Is Real! Grieving family members, including children, tend to drive each other nuts because we each grieve differently and on our own personal healing time table.  Normal grief pain produces normal grief responses—and the grief responses that you experience may or may not be the same as other family […]

30 NovChristmas Shopping & Grief

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Christmas Shopping & Grief Grief can make Christmas Shopping difficult.  My first husband, Donald, died right before Thanksgiving in 1999.  None of my Christmas shopping was done and I was in such a state of shock and numbness that I just couldn’t make myself do it. Fortunately, my friend Sue immediately acted when she learned […]

17 OctThe Most Valuable List

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The Most Valuable List What is it?  Normal Grief Responses. Everyone who has ever experienced a loss of any kind needs this list.  Death, divorce, job loss, empty nest…What a relief to know that what you are experiencing is normal for grief.  You are not alone! Check it out and share it with your friends. […]

05 OctHOPE

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Hi Friends, Hang on to Hope!  Hope is born out of struggle.  And learning to live without your loved one is a time of great struggle.  No matter how far out from the death date that we get surges of grief are normal.  Refocus to hope. Hope is healing because hope is an activity of […]

12 Jan

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