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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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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Food to Eat for Grief Support

 Food to eat for grief support is an important piece of the puzzle as you deal with grief from loss. When you lose someone you experience grief. Grief can manifest in many different ways. Some of the side effects of grief include the following; anxiety, lack of energy, mood dysregulation.…...

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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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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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“I won’t call you if I need anything”: 8 Ways to Offer Grief Support

The old standard, “call me if you need anything.” Does anyone actually follow through and make that call? When someone is going through a hard time it can be hard to know what to say. So we often just throw out the offer to give us a call. When I…...

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Coping with Early Grief

Coping with early grief is like no other time in the grieving process. The days, weeks and months after an unexpected or “out of order” death can feel like a whole different world. The rest of the world goes on as usual. Petty arguments and assumptions continue. For you that…...

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Do Funerals Help the Grieving Process? 

Do funerals help the grieving process? Some would say a definite yes. Having a funeral is always a sad occasion and grief is present. Some people question, do I have to have a funeral? Maybe for some it feels too painful. Other times the deceased may not have a large…...

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