Coping with Grief

Grief Is All Around Us

Grief is all around us. The Christmas holiday is just wrapping up. Overstuffed trash bags filled with festive wrapping papers peeking out the top fill the dumpsters. Christmas trees are starting to be stuffed back into the storage bin or tossed out to be picked up for disposal. While the…...

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Grief Made Me Do It

Is “grief made me do it” an excuse for poor behavior?   Have you heard the story about the packages that were thrown off a ravine by a delivery driver. Over the course of 6 different trips an Alabama delivery truck driver tossed approximately 450 packages off a ravine. When…...

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Tips for Exploring Grief Through Photography

Tips for Exploring Grief Through Photography   Exploring grief through photography is a creative way to express your feelings. They say a photo is worth a thousand words. It is true, an amazing photo can speak to us in ways words can’t always do.    Everyone grieves in different ways.…...

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Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is the grief you deal with when you know someone’s death is around the corner. Terminal illness and old age and deteriorating health can cause the anticipation of knowing your loved one is going to die. You start the process of grieving even though they haven’t died yet. …...

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Finding Your “Why” In Grief Healing

Finding your “why” has become a popular catchphrase in today’s culture. If you are on a fitness journey or chasing after a goal or dream you must “find your why”. Your “Why” is just that, why do you do what you do? What keeps you going when you are tired…...

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Grief and Anger – “You Died and I’m So Angry”

Grief and anger often collide. Remember those 5 stages of grief?  First on the list is denial and then comes number two on that list  ANGER. Have you experienced grief and found yourself feeling angry? Don’t forget that everyone grieves differently. Your anger may not have come in perfect order…...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Grief

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Grief  Seasonal affective disorder, what is it and how does it impact grief? Seasonal affective disorder is commonly known as it’s abbreviation SAD. SAD is a “mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year.  Seasonal affective order occurs in climates where…...

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Being With Someone Who Is Grieving

Being with someone who is grieving is hard. Have you ever been close to someone who is struggling? Maybe their mental health is unbalanced. They could have received a terminal diagnosis. Maybe they lost a loved one and are in the depths of grief.    Pain and loss causes grief…...

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Helping Kids Connect with a Loved One Who Died Before They Could Meet

Helping kids connect with a loved one who died before they could meet or who died before the child was old enough to have any memory can seem a difficult task. Although it may take some effort it is possible.    Many of us have lost loved ones who meant…...

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How to Help Someone You Don’t Understand

How to help someone you don’t understand. There is something in many of us as humans that we desire to help people. This desire can be manifested in many ways that are unique to each of our personal experiences. Some may be motivated to help others because they were impacted by…...

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