October 12 Free Introduction to Loss and Grief Recovery/Helping Children with Loss

FREE INTRODUCTION October 12, 2020 6-7:00 p.m. with a special segment on Helping Children with Loss Topic: October 12 Loss and Grief Recovery Intro Time: Oct 12, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84753817513?pwd=OVY4K0FDdVBWSFlsL05FQm1mcGZNUT09 Meeting ID: 847 5381 7513 Passcode: 799411 You don’t need anyone to tell you when your…
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What to Say to Someone who is Grieving

The majority of grievers are desperately in need of support to help them in coping with their losses. They need someone to listen to them without analysis, criticism or judgment. Fear of how to approach grievers and assist them stops many well-meaning people from being there for these people when they are most needed. A…
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Grief that comes with Suicide

  Some years ago, Robin Williams was famously quoted as saying that “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.”  On the face of it, this sounds very logical.  The problem is that the thought of ending one’s life via suicide is a very emotional choice, often related to issues that have brought grief into…
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National Grief Awareness Day- August 30 & National Overdose Awareness Day – August 31

  August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day and August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.  Anyone who has experienced the grief that comes with the loss of a friend or family member who died and/or suffered from an overdose might wonder why there is just one day in the year that has been earmarked as special…
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7 Ways to Cope with the Postponement or Change to the First Day of School

7 Ways to Cope with the Postponement or Change to Virtual Schooling   Have you and your children been looking forward to the opening of school but now most everything has changed due to COVID-19 and social distancing?   It can be disappointing for both students and parents. It also creates hardships on many families…
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Unanswerable Questions…healing comes in small moments – July 26

  I had to struggle alone, and all I knew was that Father’s death caused me to ask questions for which I could find no answer, and I was living in a world which believed that all questions are answerable.  I, too, believe that all questions are answerable, but not in scienfic terms or in…
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Incomplete Grief

Incomplete Grief:   What do Sex, Drugs & Music Have to Do with it?    Following a breakup, or any other major loss, have you noticed a change in your behavior; things like eating or drinking more? These can become distractions you use to avoid grief. The activities you use to “take your mind off of…
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Two of the Most Helpful Things to Say to a Griever

From every corner of the world we are hearing the word, grief. From news anchors to preachers, from corporate leaders to health care administrators, from the clerk at the store to our neighbors next door, we all see and feel the heaviness of loss, change…grief. Recently I heard someone say “we are all in the…
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When Father’s Day Isn’t Happy

  Do Father’s Day posts on social media make you want to crawl under the covers until the day is over? Do Father’s Day commercials make you feel sad or angry? Do you wish Father’s Day would be over already, so you would stop being reminded about your dad? Even though Father’s Day is a…
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Losing a Pet…Grieving the Loss of a Friend

Losing a pet can be one of the most painful experiences a person can have. There is much talk in today’s world about unconditional love. It would be wonderful if human beings were capable of such a thing. The sad truth is that we fall short of the mark. While unconditional love is probably impossible,…
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