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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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08/05/2019 11:23 AM
Happiness Is a Choice-Overcoming Grief
My beloved pup, Ringo, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge a couple of weeks ago. It was quite unexpected. Even though he was 14, had arthritis in his hips, cataracts and couldn't hear worth a darn, he was one happy healthy boy up until his final week.
08/01/2019 07:57 PM
These Days
It's hard to believe, as I look ahead and beyond another Father's Day that my own father has been gone for three years now, as it is equally difficult to realize that it's been over three months since my brother in-law's wife passed away, and less than twelve weeks ago that my aunt lost her son. This means that other family members besides me have also been grieving, having lost either a grandparent, a parent, a spouse, a child, a brother or brother in-law, a sister or sister in-law, an aunt or an uncle, a cousin and/or a...
07/29/2019 12:23 PM
Can Pain and Peace Coexist?
When grief is too much to bear alone, turn to a trusted friend and you might just be surprised to learn that you are helping them.Grief and loss ae meant to be shared. Find out how reaching out to another can be a service.
07/23/2019 05:02 PM
After Grief And Loss How To Start Living Your Life Again
As I explored healing options - sources and solutions to overcome my grief appeared. I began to see more clearly what is already present in my life - personal gifts and blessings. I learned that I had greater empowerment and strength than I realized. I came to understand the need for competent professional advice and help. It became evident overcoming grief is a process and takes time and the necessity to act upon promptings one feels. I became aware of pro-active actions I could take. I felt and saw possibilities in my new situation and began to embrace them.
07/02/2019 10:44 AM
Grief Healing Insights For Living With Purpose And Joy
When unwanted grief knocks at your door and enters your life, you must discover your own personal voice and authority. Four essential grief healing insights for living with purpose and finding your own authority to heal are vital to a wholesome life of happiness and joy. Courage doesn't necessarily mean you don't have fears. It simply means you have the gumption to face your trials. It is important you believe in your inner self and find your own empowerment. Believe in yourself. Find your own courage. Trust in your inner strength. Live each day of your life with purpose.
06/25/2019 03:34 PM
How To End The Shock After A Bereavement?
When you lose your loved one the disbelief what really happened can last for a long time. Experts claim that this is a defense mechanism to cope with huge emotional pain. This is part of your grieving process so maybe one day it dissolves on its own but you have no guarantee.This shocking, numbing feeling freeze you up and make you stuck from normal living.
06/12/2019 02:25 PM
Grief And Loss Healing Actions - Not Unkept Promises
At first a grief healing path may appear to be fully and permanently detoured. As stifling grief and loss happenings encompass your life. Hope and joy can temporarily disappear. Yet, happiness and joy are within your grasp. There really is a blue sky behind every dark ominous cloud of sorrow. Unwanted circumstances cause you to wonder about life and the future. Sorrow and loss situations can cause you to search for understanding, strength and will. 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.
06/10/2019 09:25 AM
Have Your Grief Healing Efforts Been Half-Way?
Permanent peace, happiness and a life more whole is attainable even if your wholeness is different. Be willing to take the action and make the commitment to seek more happiness and peace. Seek your joy with all your mind and heart. Believe you can obtain lasting hope, peace and wholeness. Grief healing is certainly an imperative, essential and important consideration! It is important that you identify your personal decisive grief healing actions with clarity. Your sorrow and loss need your attention now!
06/06/2019 09:46 AM
Heal Your Grief - By Listening To The Voice Of God
Praying to your God can be comforting, inspirational and empowering. In your own way commune with your God. As you experience immense pain and sorrowful emotions, praying often and intently can be your anchor of hope, peace, and strength. It is witness, that God lives, and he does not live less though you have injustice and adversity and pain and unkindness and violence and betrayal. God is in his heaven. We chose to come to an unjust world and suffer. But God is God, and he loves us.
06/04/2019 10:41 AM
If I Only Knew Why
Coping with loss can be difficult. We want to know why bad things happen as though an explanation will make the grief less. We have to learn to accept that we may never know the reason. Faith is the source of inner strength that will get you through.
05/28/2019 09:18 AM
AT The Time Of Grief - Is Silence A Useful Reaction?
In the beginning of your grief, life will seem lacking and without meaning. Grief healing is always a delicate interaction of emotional forces. It is essential that you understand that grief is a normal and natural - and sometimes painful - reaction to a sorrowful loss. Consider the actions you can take that will assist you to reclaim enabling empowerment after your grief happening. Practice replacing negative or limiting beliefs with new thoughts of hope and optimism. Believe your life is worth living.
05/16/2019 11:53 AM
The Loving Memory of My Eldest Aunt
Four days back my eldest aunt passed away. When I first heard the news, I was totally shocked. What does the passing of my Aunt have to teach me and others? Look inside to find out.
05/06/2019 02:56 PM
Message In A Bottle-After Death Communications
A true story about a message from our son more than 20 years after his death. A reminder that LOVE never dies and our bond and connections to our loved one can guide us throughout our lives.
05/06/2019 02:56 PM
Parting With Personal Belongings of a Deceased Loved One Can Result in Relief and Happiness
After a loved one dies, the daunting task of dealing with personal items becomes overwhelming. The process of "letting go" may seem like you are trying to forget. On the contrary, when you are ready, think of this job as uncovering the mysteries and recalling the memories of important moments of his or her's life. Like grief, there is no right or wrong way to handle this process. You just need to go through it.
05/06/2019 02:50 PM
Real Grief Requires Attention - Real Grief Healing Requires Attention
Key questions must be addressed as you experience your personal grieving: How can you overcome floating on a cloud of despair? How do you overcome your sorrow and loss? Can you overcome your sorrow on your own? Can God give you additional inspiration and strength? When and how do you give attention to your grief? What action steps must you take to start healing and stop grieving?
03/18/2019 11:57 AM
Live Through It
Marilyn wanted to hear from her daughter, Genevieve - "Jenny" to her friends. Jenny had passed into spirit about five years ago, leaving three small children and a very distraught husband. Marilyn showed me a picture of Jenny. I like when clients have pictures during Skype sessions; photographs capture the energy of the individual and help me to better link in with the person's spirit.
03/18/2019 09:12 AM
God Can Help You Wipe Away Your Darkest Grief
How can you understand your darkest grief? How can you wipe away your darkest grief? How can you find a brighter tomorrow? When? How? The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow. Understanding your grief and what you can do about healing helps you begin your healing journey to a healthier happier place in your life. Although grief happenings can be devastating and challenging, a blue sky can come after the storms of grief and much sorrow. New roots of hope and peace can grow.
03/12/2019 09:30 AM
Start Healing Your Grief & Sorrow
After you think you have done all you can do to stop grieving and start healing there is always more you can do. You must hunger for new beneficial solutions. Think about it - have you hungered and thirsted after key healing steps? Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. As you push forward with mighty thrusts of healing energy your abilities to reconcile your grief and loss will be enhanced greatly.
03/05/2019 12:46 PM
Grief Healing Discipline
In your inner self are undiscovered empowerments that you can draw upon. Believe, imagine, and think about your personal abilities to reconcile your sorrow and regain happiness and peace. Your utmost efforts should be to stop grieving and start healing. Within you are unused courage, tougher, and keener strengths that are unique to you. You can draw upon them. Search for them - BEGIN NOW!
03/01/2019 09:19 AM
Have A Conversation With God About Healing Your Grief
Don't give up because you experience uncertainty about your prayers being heard, let alone being answered - keep trying -with humble determination. Answers to your prayers come in God's time not yours. Your answers from God will likely come as a quiet whispering. Don't begin your prayers with disbelief, that they will never be answered. Don't be a doubter but have quiet hopeful confidence your communication will progress. The voice from your God will be delicate and soft - but a wonderful sacred experience and blessing to you. Fine-tuning and adapting your communion with your God so that it is a personal dialog, direct two-way communication can give you immense inspiration and comfort to stop grieving and start healing.
02/26/2019 01:55 PM
Choose Happiness Not Lifelong Grief
Accept the challenge to come alive after sorrow and loss. Realize you can't experience being human painlessly. How you handle your grieving is a key question. Not allowing your grief and loss to permanently throw you overboard to a sea of unhappiness and hopelessness is a far more important key. Doing so can unlock depressed happiness so you can stop grieving and start healing. Your cause to grieve has upset your happy apple cart. Nonetheless, your time to choose is now. Choose to search for ways to be happy again.
02/25/2019 09:35 AM
Healing Grief's Mental, Emotional, Physical Anguish, Pain And Suffering
All three - mental, emotional, and physical miseries - often accompany an unwanted grief happening. They lead toward lack of clarity and uncertainty in your thinking about how to stop grieving and start a healing process. All three highlight your fear and doubt of overcoming your sorrow and loss. It is essential you take important steps to transform your grief and loss into healing hope. The "HOW" is a vital answer you must seek. At all cost don't let your unique circumstance rule your emotions and hope. Take charge and rule your life from within. Your hope is a powerful empowerment. Search deep within for all the mental, emotional, and physical muscle you have.
02/20/2019 04:13 PM
A Lesson From A True Super Hero-Who's Only Four Years Old!
Austin has a mission, and not one that he reserves for Halloween. Almost every day, Austin puts on his cape, and uses his allowance to buy chicken sandwiches for the homeless in Mobile.
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.

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