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Are the 5 Stages of Grief Real

When someone comes across the word grief, they most likely first think about “The Stages of Grief”.  In fact, if you start typing “stages” into Google, the “of grief” part fills itself in. In her 1969 book on Death and Dying, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross a Swiss American psychiatrist, first introduced the…...

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Communal Grief After Mass Shootings

It seems over the past few decades our news feeds have been filled with tragedy on a large scale.  Mass shootings such as Columbine, Newtown and Parkland unfortunately have become a part of the modern landscape.  It seems as soon as one fades from the media it is not long…...

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Plan Your Epitaph Day

Here is a vocabulary word for the day. Epitaph. What is an epitaph and why do I need to have one? According to Google, epitaph is a phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died, especially on a tombstone. April 6th is Plan your…...

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5 Ways to Plan a Natural Burial

Do you want to have the funeral you desire? Do you want to prepare things in advance and take the burden off of your loved ones who will be mourning their loss of you.  Pre-planning your own funeral will allow all of this to be taken care of. Not only…...

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When Grief Turns into Depression

Sometimes things feel so overwhelming, all you can do to is turn off your emotions and go through the motions of the day. Work needs to get done, people need to be taken care of and the bills need to be paid.  Even when you are in the depths of…...

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3 Tips for Preplanning as a Procrastinator

When someone has died, it becomes someone else’s responsibility to take care of the funeral plans. There are many tough decisions that go along with planning a funeral.  Will it take place in a church or out in nature? Will there be a viewing or an open casket or will…...

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Grief on Valentines Day: Valentines Day Angel

Red and pink hearts, candies in every shape and size. Cards of friendship and love. Many look forward to Valentine’s day because the love they have from others is on full display. The first Valentines day people spend together when they are in love comes with excitement and anticipation. Unfortunately,…...

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6 Ways Introverts Can Grieve

After a hard week of work some people want nothing more than to throw off their work clothes, change into something fancy and hit the town. Dancing with friends and talking to their heart’s content; this is what fuels some and lets the anxiety of work melt away. For others…...

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Grieving During the Winter

The winter season brings many changes in regards to the weather. Especially to those who have the privilege of living in the upper Midwest. Sometimes we are referred to as “The Bold North” or “The Frozen Tundra”. The weather around here has extreme changes; from glorious sunny days drifting around…...

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