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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Conquering the Mountain of Grief

Grief can seem as unconquerable as Mt. Everest. You have no climbing experience. You aren’t sure that you’ll survive the elements. Or, that you have the equipment required to safely climb the mountain. Your very life is at stake. You didn’t set out to conquer mountains. You didn’t ask to be left out in the […]

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Death and Grief are Universal

Death and Grief are Universal. They touch all genders. All races. All religions. They don’t discriminate based on socioeconomic status, or age. Death and grief, do not care if you are a mother, father, spouse, child, sibling or friend. Or that they are taking someone who means the world to you. No one will escape […]

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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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Death reveals that: Change is the only Certainty in Life.

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 our will–became an unknown and blank future. A future filled with pain, confusion and loneliness. We expected life to follow our well-laid plans, but, that is not the nature of life. […]

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