Healing Your Grief by Helping Others

When you’ve lost someone you love, it can be hard to know how to go on living your life. It seems as if the world itself is coming to an end, but then you realize that the world is continuing on without you and your loved one. You may feel as if no one understands […]

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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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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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Recovering our Broken Hearts after the Holidays

We’ve survived the holidays (if you can call walking around, with a still shocked look on our faces, our broken hearts in our hands, surviving). Now we need to turn our energy to the hard work of post-holiday recovery. This holiday was the seventh holiday without my son, who died when he was 20. The […]

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Getting through the Fog of Grief during the Holidays

I have spent nine difficult holidays without my late husband, and seven heartbreaking holidays without my son. The first few holidays after their loss were so painful that I don’t remember much about them, other than I quickly understood that the holidays would never be the same. Holidays became something I dreaded and had to […]

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