The Alchemy of Grief

Life, as you know it, stops when someone you love dies. What was once an unending future filled with love and companionship, suddenly – and against your will – became an uncertain future with no instructions on how to navigate the fallout. A future that is overwhelmingly filled with pain, confusion, and loneliness. This is […]

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How Finding your Spiritual Path can help Heal your Grief

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. ~Socrates  You may be wondering what your spiritual path has to do with healing grief. In my experience, unless you have an established spiritual or religious foundation in which you are confident, it […]

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Unresolved Grief can make you Sick

As someone who struggled with complicated grief after the deaths of my husband and son, during a time that was made even more difficult due to several personal medical crises, I want to offer up a word of caution to other grievers who remain in the acute stages of grief long after the death of […]

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A Griever’s Right to Choose Their Path

There is no one path that a griever should walk. There is not even a right path. There is only your path. As a griever, you are already walking a path that you did not ask to be on. The death of your loved one washed away the life path you were walking with them, and […]

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Grief in Western Society: Why we Feel so Alone

Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross said, “It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it.” As an ICU nurse, I worked around death a good part of my adult life. I mistakenly thought I understood death, until it […]

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Surviving the Emotional Turmoil of Grief

If someone had told me, 10 years ago, that I would be writing about grief, I wouldn’t have believed them. At the age of 38, after years of struggles, my life had finally fallen into place. I was happy and fulfilled. My life was perfect. But a lot can change in ten years. 2006 is […]

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