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Grief & Loss Information

Men and Grief

Men grieve differently from women. Our cultural roles make it difficult for men to look for support, and harder again to accept it.

Understanding Grief and Loss in Times of War and Disaster

There are many different kinds of losses we can experience in our lives. Indeed, loss in human beings has its beginnings in the birth process that separates the infant from the comfort and security of the mother's womb into a world where survival is conditional and predicated on individual responsibility.

Sympathy Flowers

Sending a floral tribute is a very appropriate way of expressing sympathy to a family who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Flowers express a feeling of life and beauty and offer much comfort to the family.

Cultivate a Friendship with Death

Why We Fear Death"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark." - BaconThere may be a thousand reasons why we fear death, but most of all we fear death because we fear the unknown, and death is an unknown entity to most people.

Terminal Illness- Death and Grief

No one likes to think about illness and death, when we are well, we feel invincible and there is nothing that can prepare us for the shock and devastation of a terminal diagnosis. The knowledge that we can no longer take our lives or the lives we share with our loved ones for granted takes away our ability to plan for the future and removes hope from our lives.

One Womans Way of Dealing With Grief

All of us at one time or another have felt grief: perhaps over a lost job, lost love, or the most heartbreaking, the death of someone we loved dearly. Each of us goes about the task of grieving in our own distinct way.

How To Write A Eulogy

Remembering someone special in a personal way can be healing for everyone concerned, for a eulogy is a deeply personal way of saying goodbye. The key word is life, and you've been given the opportunity to celebrate a loved one's life in the individual way that made your friend unique.

Moving Beyond Grief and Loss

In my work as a coach and therapist, I have seen many clients dealing with losses of all kinds-loss of loved ones through death and divorce, for instance. These experiences are difficult for everyone.

How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of emotions experienced when we are living in expectation of loss and grieving because of it. Anticipatory Grief is particularly relevant to those who have received a terminal diagnosis and for those who love and care for them.

How to Turn Grief into Joy

I was with my daddy when he died. Excuse me, I was with my daddy when his spirit left his body.

Dealing With Grief and Loss - How to Mend a Broken Heart

What is it about Grief & Loss that upsets us so much? Is it the heavy duty emoting that we have to do to get through our suffering? Is it the fear we have about opening ourselves to all this pain? Because, let's face it, it's hard down there, in the land of grieving where all those emotions toss us around like a cork on a stormy sea.We understand that this is necessary, at a surface level, but how we are feeling is what really counts.

And You Always Will

I opened the dishtowel drawer for about the sixth time, hoping the towels had somehow magically appeared.The brand new towels still weren't there, of course.

Scared to Death of Dying and Denying Grief

When I invited Martha to the gathering at my house, she accepted the invitation cheerfully. Martha was new to the area and so I thought this small potluck I was hosting would be a chance for her to get to know other women in our town.

A Critical Assessment of Euthanasia

The question of whether, say, a man should have the right to take away his life granted pain and suffering have overcome him is a very important question today. A different way of putting this question is this: 'Should a man have the right to take away his life if he ceases to function as a human being?' This matter would have been laid to rest had it not been that it strikes at the heart of law, key matters of health, and morality.

Suicide - An Eternal Pain

Suicide is the one form of death that has quite a stigma attached to it. It brings with it a feeling of shame and betrayal.

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02/13/2019 03:26 PM
Please Don't Dare Trivialize Suffering
I've got a problem. Someone has said, "Many want God's anointing... But they don't want the crushing that produces the oil." These words are set up in front of an olive being crushed in the background, with oil dripping from it. My problem is multidimensional.
02/11/2019 12:43 PM
Four Essential Solutions To Heal From Your Profound Sorrow - Stop Grieving And Start Healing
Let's be honest and frank, grief happenings are difficult and trying. But as you search for solutions the possibilities discovered can help you become your greatest self. Follow your heart and don't let anything crush your dreams. Don't let the tears from your crying about the sun being gone from your life block you from seeing the potential stars of happiness and hope. Looking for the stars of hope beyond your darkest night may require an attitude shift. Look beyond your shadowy discouragement. You can if you will. Be Optimistic. There are answers. Seek them. Have determination and resolve. Pray. Seek the inspiration of communion with God.
01/31/2019 01:27 PM
Care Therapy for Those in Chronic Pain
Anger can be a response of empathy when we're helpless, as much as futility can be the countenance of the faithful. Horrendous thoughts for self-harm are melded within the boiling pot of the most resilient of all people when pain afflicts. Chronic pain transforms the bravest of souls and sends them cowering into corners never previously imagined.
01/24/2019 09:48 AM
Bristling At Your Grief Limitations
Bristling about the grief limitations within is a good place to start on your healing journey. Grief happening can cause an internal chain reaction of limitations. Repetition and perseverance healing efforts should be an everyday thing. Replication and duplication, determination and grit are synonyms for these two words. They are all about every day never-ending personal action. Search deep within for the inner strength you have and need to reconcile your grief. Always after I have done all I could on my own, I have found additional strength and inspiration through commune with my God. Stop grieving and start healing.
01/21/2019 10:56 AM
Discover Important Grief and Loss Healing Possibilities
As you deal with your personal and unique grief be aware that healing blessings come in many ways. Seek for all sources to bring you happiness. Seek all ways to heal from your sorrow. Seek diligently for all solutions to give you strength to reconcile your grief circumstance. May you stop grieving and start healing. Little children can repeatedly teach us. Try walking down the sidewalk with a 4-year-old as she/he pauses to notice a bug, a worm or some other little thing as you walk together. Note as she/he pauses to see the small pleasures on a simple walk. They bring to you, awareness and happiness to be enjoyed on a short walk which you otherwise would have passed by. Grief and loss happenings have a way of overshadowing many simple pleasures and possibilities.
01/07/2019 01:06 PM
Your Personal Healing Journey
The most important point to mention is that all the positive changes you make have to be permanent. Work on sticking with the good habits you have adopted, until they are a natural part of who you are. There is no other way to achieve true self-improvement. Well, there you have it - a key list of precious moment advice, tips and tricks to help you see your New Year's resolution through and make some long-term changes in your life. Stop Grieving and Start Healing!
12/31/2018 02:51 PM
Your Grief Relief Journey
Imagination Steps are essential to transform your grief and loss journey into healing joy. Conjuring up imaginations and visualization in your mind gives to you the ability to form new images and sensations in the mind that are not perceived through senses such as sight, hearing, or other senses. Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems. I believe that dreams and imagination are more powerful than facts and stronger than knowledge. They enhance your hope to triumph over your grief experience.
12/19/2018 02:21 PM
Keys to Getting Unstuck From Grief and Loss While Gaining Happiness and Joy
The key to success, and to happiness, is being fully engaged in life - leading yourself with inspiration and committed action - setting your own fine and honorable example. Enthusiasm and Passion, Wanting To Win, You Can Do It, are all key phrases that you should embrace! May your healing from your world of grief and loss be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle but committed to yourself.
12/12/2018 02:58 PM
Grief Healing Gumption
Work with great energy to create your own vision of all possibilities valuable. Grief and loss should be your highest priority. To stop grieving, start healing from your unique grief, loss, and sorrow, and finding hope and joy is vital to experiencing lasting peace and happiness. Determine now how you will respond to your grief. Don't let circumstance determine who and what you are. Eliminate all negative thoughts. Do away with the I can't thoughts. Search inward for inspiration and more gumption. Attempting to overcome despair, as you look deeply within, you may discover more unique personal gumption than you thought!
12/10/2018 10:56 AM
Re-Examine All That You Have Been Told About Grief Relief & Healing
To stop grieving, start healing grief, loss, and sorrow, and finding hope and joy is vital to experiencing lasting peace and happiness.Take the necessary time to eliminate the monsters in your head. Some identify these monsters as Rattlesnakes of the Mind. An important personal action to gain inner peace will be to stop fighting with all of your negative thoughts - eradicate the Rattlesnakes of your Mind. Keywords *
11/14/2018 12:41 PM
It's Time to Remember and Give Thanks
Certain times of the year lend themselves to reflection and an appreciation of the impact different people and experiences have had upon our lives. Many of us have specific dates when we become introspective and quiet or alternatively choose to toast and celebrate those times; it's a time to remember and give thanks. November, autumn and Christmas are often seen as especially poignant times for honouring and taking time to remember the past
10/15/2018 11:20 AM
Yes, It Happened, It Really Did
An unusually common phenomenon: the surreal experience. The death and life of a loved one. A traumatising event. An unprecedented moment. The first time we were overwhelmed beyond capacity of response. When we're overcome... yes, until we are, we don't recognise it as a possibility.
10/15/2018 10:27 AM
Grief That Is the Ugly Ache That Won't Go Away
Of the 18,693 days I have been alive, there must have been several hundred that I could chalk up as resolute failures. Maybe a thousand or more. But there have been periods - series' of days - of my life when failure, as a contrast, would have been ten times brighter to what I was actually experiencing.
10/15/2018 10:12 AM
Hope Out of the Loneliest Experience of My Life
Some days, weeks and months become etched into the folklore of our lives. The week of 4-10 October 2003 is one among two of the most significantly harsh lived experiences that have been carved into my psyche thus far.
10/02/2018 02:33 PM
Accepting the Unfathomable Nature of Grief
We didn't want to go. We really didn't. And there we were feeling like fish out of water, just looking at each other, when this gentleman approaches and introduces himself. The rest is history.
09/20/2018 01:13 PM
Dealing With Those Depressed Days
I prefer to be honest. It doesn't always serve me well. Like the jobs I feel I miss out on, when they ask for honest responses to questions like 'have you ever been depressed or suicidal?' How are you supposed to answer those kinds of questions?
09/20/2018 01:12 PM
Bear Your Pain, Share Your Kindness
Pain has taught me something in the realm of people. The kindest people have learned to bear their pain, and in bearing their own pain they have discovered the capability to bear others' pain, also.
09/20/2018 01:12 PM
Gallantly Entering the Wound
I cannot tell you how I came across the inspiration for this article other than to say it was two brave men who inspired me. They sat there, with me, as we sat silently, letting the words we had just spoken rest there... for what seemed like a minute or so.
09/20/2018 01:11 PM
The Seasons of Grief As We Experience Them
Anyone who's ever grieved can tell you it's not a linear process. It's plain messy. There are so many emotions, and so many states of confusion, intermingled with fleeting fancies that never prove real, interwoven through depression and anger, and just so many more indivisible states of being.
09/20/2018 01:10 PM
Renewed Grief Healing Courage
A grief happening can cause horrendous uncertainty and sorrow. Overcoming and healing from grief requires tenacity in purpose. In your grief healing efforts try again tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow and forever. Every day saddle up your healing pony and ride into the unknown with renewed resolve and courage.
09/10/2018 01:38 PM
For You, From Me, for Those in a Time of Trial
So many times, I despair, and at times I no longer care, you might think I'm strong, but so often you'd be wrong. There are times, often enough, when I seriously wonder why I bother. Times tossed back and forth on the waves of self-loathing and self-recrimination. Times when my inner world implodes for an hour or so or more. Times when a discouraging straw breaks the camel's back.
09/07/2018 10:01 AM
Grief Healing Balance Is Important
Unwanted and dreadful grief, almost always place one's life lopsided and out of balance. Sometimes physical pain and emotional pain are present. Your personal world is most likely uncertain and unsettled. Being out of balance leaves you weak, disconcerted, anxious, and fatigued. Managing balance enables you to navigate more assuredly through adversity. At all times, embrace all positive available social media, technology, internet, and all other beneficial and essential resource solutions. Overcoming despair, grief and loss should be your highest priority. To stop grieving, start healing grief, loss, and sorrow, and finding hope and joy is vital to experiencing lasting peace and happiness.
09/05/2018 02:56 PM
It's Tricky What Triggers Grief
As I watch a state basketball grand final, praying for friends who are playing, just enjoying the contest, something strikes me. That sense of d?j? vu. We were there four years ago almost to the day. And this game mattered because I had close pastoral relationships with a couple of the players and had been praying a lot for one particular player. It was good to wish her the best as the team warmed up.
09/04/2018 09:11 AM
Your Healing Loss & Grief Attitude Window
If you let yesterday's problems take too much of today it is like worrying about spilled milk. Begin now, be bold, let there be no grass grow under your efforts. Don't continue to dwell on yesterday. At all times, embrace all positive available social media, technology, internet, and all other beneficial and essential resource solutions. Overcoming despair, grief and loss should be your highest priority. To stop grieving, start healing grief, loss, and sorrow, and finding hope and joy is vital to experiencing lasting peace and happiness.
08/27/2018 11:34 AM
The Nights I Felt So Lost to God
In a season that God found me, I also felt incredibly lost to God. But, what seems a contradiction is actually a fact for so many I have had the privilege of journeying with. What follows is an account of how God was found even in the plot of feeling utterly lost to God; like God was completely silent.
08/27/2018 11:32 AM
Dropping the Double-Mindedness in Grief
There is a fact about grief, especially grief that comes as a relationship ends, that sends us into double-mindedness. We would say there is no favour in the loss of a loved one, but at least that grief is final. They're not coming back, shocking as that is.
08/27/2018 11:31 AM
As We Share, We Receive Care
Nostalgia is something that is wired into us, and the older we get the more we need to reminisce. This becomes particularly difficult for those who have not yet been able to reconcile a difficult life. But the importance is established in this: the less we are able to go deeply within, to re-experience our experiences, the less we are able to be our true selves.
08/20/2018 09:45 AM
Grief and That Very First True Prayer You Ever Prayed
Loss is a dream defunct. It takes us deep into a journey to another world we hardly recognised existed. Of course, we knew was there all along, but we really didn't expect to arrive in Holland when Italy promised so much. Loss is the death of a hope, yet it is only when hope dies that we determine that we cannot leave it that way.
08/20/2018 09:44 AM
Grief So Silent, As If Loss Never Took Place
Have you ever had a miscarriage, or a stillbirth, or an abortion, or do you have a child with special needs, or have you suffered abuse? Statistics suggest that covers a large percentage of the population.
08/20/2018 09:37 AM
Men and All the Babies They'd Lost
The last thing I expected to find at a men's Christian fellowship meeting was men talking about the babies they'd lost. As a new person to this particular meeting I was asked to share a part of my story. I talked about my children, which means talking about my stillborn son. It wasn't until after the meeting that one of the men pulled me aside and shared his story, and then another did as well.
08/17/2018 10:37 AM
I Know What I Want
There is more to life than consuming and living superficially and being right all the time and even getting everything out of life that we can. Life doesn't owe us anything, and neither does God. And yet life is an opportunity, as is conflict, and stress and grief and anxiety.
07/31/2018 12:29 PM
Only One Way to Handle Disappointment
Parent help is one of the highlights of my week. I love going into my son's class to assist his teacher and other school staff. I love working in another school environment as a chaplain. And I loved helping in my daughters' classes when they were children too.
07/28/2018 07:45 PM
In Every Grief There Is a Grace
On this day four years ago, my Facebook memories tell me, I added 17 new friends. That wouldn't be anything to write home about apart from the fact that each of the 17 people have something rare in common. They each have a child with Pallister-Killian Syndrome (PKS).
07/28/2018 07:44 PM
Where Are You, God? (and Other Good Questions)
These are the serious meditations of someone enduring the winter season of grief, however long it lasts, in their unique context. Grief, by its nature, will undo us, but there is hope in this: God often needs to deconstruct us before His Spirit sets about the resurrection and restoration process. We can generally only accept this truth when we are a good part through the process. Until then it's all faith.
07/28/2018 07:43 PM
Duty-Bound To What?
Do you feel compelled, obligated, and beholden to heal from your grief and loss? An essential lasting duty-bound healing journey is essential to rise from the pain of your grief and loss. Being duty-bound to healing your sorrowful circumstance can help you find new purpose and a happier life. Charge forward into battle against grief and loss! is an appropriate battle cry. After an awful grieving experience, you will want to consider: How shall I best be duty-bound to active healing solutions? It is a great question and a must-have attitude.
07/25/2018 08:10 AM
What Is Your Favorite Grief Relief Soup Of The Day?
Grieving, coping, and healing can be supported by many helpful support resources. Multiple sources are the nuts and bolts which should be considered to assist your return to a fulfilling, useful, independent, happy and peaceful life. Understanding Your grief and loss is fundamental to effectively reconciling and healing awful grief and sorrow. Following are 11 essential Grief Relief action steps which can support you in understanding, finding new purpose and healing your grief.
07/23/2018 12:49 PM
In Loss, Nothing Can Separate You From God's Love
Having had an interest in grief for nearly the past 15 years, I have begun to appreciate both the enormity and the simplicity of the role of loss in our lives. I can only go on, and write on, my own experience. Not unlike other conflicts in our lives, the relational kind I mean, or crises we have in relating with God, loss itself brings a crisis of enormous tensions, and grief is a conflict like no other.
07/23/2018 12:49 PM
Those First Dark Months of Grief
Darkness and aloneness and foreignness and brokenness. Those long days of slow hours which gave way to weeks that morphed into months, and months that had days that felt like I was right back in the sordid beginning.
07/22/2018 04:16 PM
Healing From Grief, Sorrow & Loss Requires Temporary Surrender Of Your Security
At all times, embrace all available social media, technology, internet, and all other beneficial and essential resource solutions. Overcoming despair, grief and loss should be your highest priority. To stop grieving, start healing your grief, loss, and sorrow, and finding hope and joy is vital to experiencing lasting peace. Always renew your personal hope and security efforts. If you can't find reasons to be joyful, your perspective needs changed. Grief doesn't only present aching of the heart and mind. It also provides opportunities for new possibilities and new roots for growth. Accept the invitation to discover new roots to make your life fuller, more peaceful and joyful. Grief and loss would have you build walls of lasting insecurity. Temporary loss of security and hope must be only temporary, otherwise healing is nullified. Building bridges of hope and security should be high on your to do list every day.
07/22/2018 10:35 AM
Gratitude Solutions To Heal Grief
Discover uncounted blessings. Connect with all your blessings. Some blessings are big and some small. They all count! In spite of your complex sorrow, you will be surprised how many things you can be grateful for as you count your blessings. Be specific. Count your happy cheerful moments. Those moments you are grateful for will give you strength in times of discouragement. Acting upon your intentions to be grateful can bring you awareness of rich blessings. Practice gratitude every day to foster gratefulness in your life. A practice of counting blessings helps you on good days and bad. Daily looking for new and happy moments to embrace is an essential and beneficial healing effort. During serious times of grieving you must learn to count your blessings. It is vital in your grieving and healing journey that as you experience difficult encounters you also capture hopeful moments.
07/21/2018 11:26 AM
How To Best Accept Your Grief & Heal
Your way of accepting responsibility to move beyond grief and loss may have a certain personal uniqueness but to make the most of your life and value your time is part of the how. Enjoy life and its gifts. Recognize the value of living in the moment. Believe in possibilities, beyond what you may see today. Seek healing solutions. Never give up.. Hunt for inspiration from all sources. Try to find every moment to bring happiness into your life. Pursue every instant you can enjoy. Make every effort you can to capture the WHAT & HOW to stop grieving and start healing and find new purpose. You can find joy and peace again!
07/17/2018 04:15 PM
Take Charge of Healing Your Grief & Loss
Project what you dream. Confirm your confidence in yourself daily. Accept personal responsibility. After a grief happening you can't go back to your life as it was before. You never are alone and shouldn't be. Making wise choices is an important invitation to give to yourself. At the moment of trying to stop grieving and start healing many wise choices should be at the very top of your list of action to take. The key is to make choices that can enlarge and maximize your healing and happiness.
07/15/2018 06:49 PM
As You Think About Healing Your Grief
As important as it is to seek solutions and inspiration from all beneficial sources on your own - and it is very important - always remember God. Stopping your grieving and starting your healing is governed significantly by your thoughts. To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set our own conditions to events each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.
07/15/2018 06:48 PM
Good News for Some Is Never Good News for All
With every piece of joyous information, there is always a pocket of commiseration. Celebratory moments have their share of instantaneous despair. Such is life.
07/14/2018 11:18 AM
God Won't Change Your Circumstances
This is an ugly and uncomfortable, inconvenient truth. To put it in a modern way, it sucks. God doesn't change our circumstances.
07/14/2018 11:15 AM
Deciding What To Do With Your Grief & Loss
No matter what happens on your life journey, what you think - your attitude - determines your quality of life. Permanent disability and lasting declining health conditions cause loss of some discretionary freedom. Grief is an uninvited guest imposing its will upon you. Journeying through my experience of sorrow an uncertainty I learned I must not allow all days to be sad. I have learned that I must allow myself days of difficulty but also happy hopeful days. Often peace begins with a pause of hope and quiet determination. Overcoming fear of the presence and the future is essential to peace and hopefulness. Pain from a serious grief experience is a reality. You must prepare to meet it head-on. It's OK to feel the discomfort and pain. The Key is to recognize that underneath the all-time low of your grief to take action now. Remember how much your attitude determines the quality of life you experience; it also has much to do with the healing in your life.
07/12/2018 04:20 PM
Which Grief Loss Healing Door Are You Looking At?
Seek to reconcile your grief. Seize every healing moment. Don't crucify yourself. Open the correct door so you can stop grieving and start healing. At all times, embrace all positive available social media, technology, internet, and all other beneficial and essential resource solutions. Overcoming despair, grief and loss should be your highest priority. Seek to reconcile your grief. Seize every healing moment. Don't crucify yourself. Open the correct door so you can stop grieving and start healing.
07/11/2018 12:11 PM
There's One Doing It Tougher Than You
They say there's always one doing it tougher than you, yet it isn't always the case. We all take turns at being bottom of the wood pile. But most of the time there's at least one person doing it tougher than we are. One person we know. Someone we know who isn't being or cannot be transparent.
07/09/2018 03:43 PM
10 Commandments for Healing Grief & Loss
The challenge for you is to understand all future possibilities in front of you. A better understanding of your grief and loss experience can enable you to find solutions so you can begin to heal your sorrow. The period of grief and sorrow is a must-do action time to seek and discover all possibility healing opportunity steps. Arising, from the bed of terrible grief & loss as you awaken from awful sorrow and nurture new hope & joy, is essential to your healing. Find ways to have more hope and happiness. Seek them vigorously and constantly.
07/09/2018 08:08 AM
The Quest for Happiness Is Making You Miserable
This life is the only life we know, so we're forgiven for wanting life on our terms - the terms of happiness. God wants to give us far more than happiness, at least by the terms of happiness that we think will make us happy. Happiness is a counterfeit for the joy God has for us.

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