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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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11/08/2021 05:52 PM
Finding Your Purpose-Once Upon A Starry, Starry NIght
In the early days of grief, I remember thinking "I'll never be normal again." The pain of losing a loved one tarnishes one's attitude. We once thought our lives were on the right track. We had meaning and purpose... and then tragedy. Like others, we put on a happy face so people believed "we were over it". We tried to camouflage our grief with courage. Things aren't always what they seem.
11/08/2021 05:45 PM
Should I or Shouldn't I Join a Support Group?
The idea of attending a support group is both frightening and intimidating to some people after loss. Walking in the door to join a group is one of the hardest things a bereaved person will attempt. Let me suggest that sharing the experience with someone else going through the loss of a loved one far outweighs the burden of thinking I should be able to handle on my own.
10/19/2021 07:34 PM
Skipping Suicide
Suicide: I'm there at that point of killing myself and I know it's very dark place with a voiceless man needs help and no one will understand except the one who have the same feelings but what stopping me from commit such a horrible act are those reasons 1- selfishness it's not a good reason but it's useful when it comes to dying and leaving the land of livings, I was hit by too many ideas to stop killing myself then in the middle of those ideas it happened to be...
09/27/2021 08:58 AM
LOSS - Transition Phase of Your Transformation
We cry, we mourn and we break down. It seems like everyone around is cursing you. You don't want to drag your life anymore.
08/31/2021 02:35 PM
Relief From Grief Is Not Accomplished In An Instant
Grief can overtake you and smash down upon you with unimaginable force. Learning about, acknowledging and accepting the effect grief can permanently make a new person of you is necessary to begin healing. The new you may be bruised and reshaped. You learn how your grieving can crash upon you and reshape your unknown state of affairs. Don't ever turn your back on your unique personal conscience. Your steps chosen at times may seem like one step forward and two steps back. Small path corrections may be needed. The healing path you choose may not necessarily be the easiest to follow. Thinking correctly, choosing correctly, and stepping correctly will take prayerful consideration and courage. The challenge of the unchartered stepping stone path may leave you temporarily aching and injured but always a better person. Holding back is self-betrayal. Keep going! You then can begin to recognize progress on your healing journey. Follow your own unique path of stepping stones for renewal and strength.
05/27/2021 01:14 PM
Thoughts and Prayers Are With You: How Authentic Is This Expression? An Observation
Do you say "My thoughts and prayers are with you" because it's the right thing to say? Or do you say it with sincere meaning and empathy. This common cliche holds a commitment that we sometimes dismiss. Before you repeat the phrase next time, consider that it doesn't end with just words. Action is required.
05/13/2021 11:25 AM
10 Percent Inspiration and 90 Percent Perspiration = Equals Grief Relief Success
Can you believe10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration = equals grief relief success? Finding your song to sing, your cadence to follow, and the questions to ask yourself and being content with your circumstance is without question a difficult balancing action. However, you can give yourself permission to ask yourself to accept your balance possibilities. When it boils down to how can I stop grieving and start healing there is a clear path to follow. Sometimes looking at the path to follow it may appear to be 5,000 steps. Your healing vision and necessary actions may collide. Changing your grieving world requires both a vision and action.
01/06/2021 11:12 AM
Living Alone As an Ageing Elderly in a Worldwide Pandemic
There really is a time when you must take a position. You must take a position of what you will do, and when you will call yourself to take action. Deciding what and when you will begin to stop grieving and start healing is all about your attitude. It is up-to-you! How about now? Healing blessings come in many ways, each suited to our individual needs, as known to Him who loves us best. Sometimes a "healing" cures our illness or lifts our burden. But sometimes we are "healed" by being given strength or understanding or patience to bear the burdens placed upon us. The important thing is to remember you can pass through your grief and return to a happier and better place. You can seek inspiration. You can embrace your inner strength. You can begin healing and start healing like a boss!
12/21/2020 11:55 AM
7 Ways to Get Ready to Heal From Grief
Maintaining a balance between skepticism and faith, and being open to possibilities can help you be calm during your unwanted grief. Stay calm and still as you move through your grief healing journey. Manage the remarkable balance between acting from your heart and close to your gifts with completing the obligations that your labor and tasks require of you. Leverage opportunity and seize joy. self improvement, grief healing, happiness and peace all contribute to joy.
12/03/2020 08:41 AM
It's Okay NOT to Be OKAY
If you have been struggling this year or at any time there is something that you need to do to honor and love yourself. It is important to allow yourself to be heard. Depression can come from holding emotions in. We don't always recognize we are doing it so in this article you can learn a technique to help you move the heavy energy through you.
11/19/2020 09:21 AM
I Wish
On the dawn of a new year and one that's certainly been like no other I had a chance to sit down and not only think about what I miss, but what I wish. As a result I wrote the following parable that is about as close to a slice of heaven as one can get. Sometimes we forget what is important.
09/06/2020 03:12 PM
Let Me Keep On Using You
There are so many ways someone may ask to 'keep on using you.' Most times the words are unspoken but actions tell the story. There may be an unspoken agreement to play these roles; that of needing to use another's strength and the willingness to stand in the position of offering that strength. It almost always involves some kind of loss; a relationship, hurtful betrayals, a loss of income or position, physical health or even life. These are all major events in a lifetime no matter who suffers the loss. These are the major stressors in life.
09/06/2020 03:08 PM
15 Action Steps to Battle Through Your Grief
As I struggled and fought through my grief and loss, I kept a diary. THE FOLLOWING EXCERPTS ARE FROM MY DIARY - 15 STEPS WHICH ASSISTED ME TO UNDERSTAND AND CONQUER MY GRIEF. Writing in my diary helped me find new purpose and more peace and joy. They were personalized healing pep-talks to me and also can be for you. Stop grieving and stop healing.
08/28/2020 12:03 PM
Healing Your Grief Like a Boss
Healing Like a Boss. Have a Global Pandemic of Hope, not of fear! Have hope in your heart and your mind. Think about hopeful happenings in your life every day. Have gratitude. Search inward for your inner strength. Stop grieving and start healing. Have hope. Communing with God can give you inspiration and strength beyond your own inspiration and abilities. Nonetheless
08/21/2020 09:13 AM
7 Golden Answers When Your Grief Healing Hope Nose-Dives
Where Hope Fails and Healing Grows is part of your grief healing journey. A brief hiatus, even for others, a temporary hibernation is a natural result of the unwanted grief experience. However, grief prepares you for a better hope, a fresh healing start. It is essential that you learn to create a direction for yourself that highlights a clear course to follow. If your path is clear you can develop ideas and tools that you can immediately use to master your own happiness. Sharpen your pencil as you create the story of your life. Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view - what is the highest and best use of your talents, skills, and abilities? When you answer that, seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities even more sharply by applying your focused effort.
08/03/2020 02:40 PM
7 Critical Grief Healing Decisions
stop grieving and start healing. Beware of the everlasting chicken dance. Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. The set of the sail decides your goal and not the storm of life. Choose wisely how you react to life occurrences. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." Perceiving the possibility of healing your grief is essential. Healing blessings come in many ways. Commune with God.
07/02/2020 11:35 AM
5 Ways to Find Peace From Grief and Loss
Finding peace from grief and loss. Five vital solutions to find peace with yourself. Seek to rid your mind from outside circumstances. Concentrating on your attitude and the way you view difficult happenings is vital to your happiness. Healing from grief and loss is accomplished best with a positive attitude. As grief happens, key to your healing from grief and loss is to making peace with yourself! Learn to concentrate on the now in your life. Embrace the power you have within to start healing now. Never place progress detours in your attempt to stop grieving and start healing.
06/01/2020 09:02 AM
Chasing the Shadow of Grief
People may wonder why, after so many years, we haven't put our grief behind us. I've discovered, loss of a significant loved one offers two choices to "Grieve and Go" or " Grieve and Grow." I've found meaning and purpose in chasing the shadow. I may never catch up to it; but my pursuit is based on the death of a life that changed mine forever.
05/26/2020 03:43 PM
Grieving - An Essential Life Skill
Grief is an essential life skill: knowing how to survive grief means feeling safe to take another risk, and grieving actually expands one's capacity to love. The longer you live, the more need you will have to understand grieving. Expression of grief, and respect for your loved ones, is very important to the grieving process.
05/14/2020 09:50 AM
Surviving Loss and Thriving Again
None of us wants to think about it, but the standard definition of a totally successful relationship is the old, traditional "til death do us part." Any time we love, whether it's a life partner, a dear friend, a child, a sibling, a parent or even a beloved pet, we are risking the loss of that love. When you're happy with someone, you often don't think about your happiness or even fully realize it.
04/27/2020 10:14 AM
A Global Pandemic of Hope
A GLOBAL PANDEMIC OF HOPE Yes, a Global Pandemic of Hope, not of fear! Four solutions to overcoming fear are highlighted in this article. The Global Coronavirus Pandemic gave reason for fear. Seek HOPE. Be GRATEFUL. Don't Bury Your Emotions. Search deep within for your INNER STRENGTH.
04/20/2020 10:09 AM
Never give up! If you can learn to adapt to your challenges by focusing on what you can control in life, your attitude and actions become better. Your challenges may be many, unforeseen, and continuous. Today is the time to start climbing your mountains. Begin to conquer your obstacles, here and now. Caregivers are beacons for those who suffer physically and emotionally. They are a vital lighthouse to the grieving, suffering, and those who need assistance. Learning to tap into your personal power is so a must-do. To also have personal blessings of peace, comfort, and guidance from a caring Supreme Being complements one's personal power. Overcoming Life-Changing and Debilitating Disability Challenges and New Unavoidable Circumstances Can Paralyze the Soul.
03/10/2020 02:46 PM
Grief and the Single Parent
How do you heal and recover from the loss of a much-loved partner, especially if there are young children to consider? Even if someone's been ill for a while and it could be argued that there's been time to prepare it's still devastating when their time eventually comes. We quite quickly adapt to their deteriorating health-related situation and incorporate their requirements into our daily routine.Let's look at grief and the single parent.
01/16/2020 08:51 AM
Can Ghosts Hurt You? I Hear A Child Crying!
David and Mary had purchased an old house that they were fixing up as an office for the two of them as well as an apartment above. I was called because when they began the remodel, Mary had felt the presence of a child in the ground floor who was crying.
12/24/2019 09:33 AM
A Must-Have Letter to the Grieving
This letter to you is about - Drowning in Complicated Grief and How to Be Your Own Lifeguard. As you are able to approach your grief and heartache with understanding and thoughtful consideration, it can enable you to become aware of many opportunities and possibilities to begin healing. Your grief circumstance often enables unknown personal abilities or even a deep connection with Heavenly inspiration, beyond your discovered personal abilities.
12/05/2019 12:57 PM
You Are Not Alone, Everyone Faces Challenges
Everyone makes mistakes and has things that they regret. There is no sense in looking at the past and saying I should have or wish I would have done so and so. Learn from your mistakes as life lessons and understand that you are not alone in the challenges of life. No one is perfect. Life is what it is. Keep on living and realize you are not alone.
11/13/2019 03:50 PM
Finding Thanks in Thanksgiving After Loss
Family togetherness. Festive gatherings. Turkey, cakes, pies.
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.

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