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A Caretaker’s Story

  I knew this woman who had beautiful olive skin, perfectly coiled curls and the sunniest disposition.  This woman was so encouraging and so positive. She had three children just as perfectly put together as she.  Whether she was wearing an outfit fit for a business meeting or an intense…...

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Writing a Letter to My Grief

Writing a letter to your grief can be a good way to express your feelings about it as if it was a living thing.  Grief has its benefits and downfalls. Writing this letter might help you discover that there is purpose in grief but there is also places where you…...

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Physical Symptoms of Grief and How Grief Can Affect Your Body

When you are struggling with grief, it’s true that it is not purely emotional.  Every person experiences grief in different ways. In the same way, each person’s grief will display different physical symptoms: stomach aches that won’t seem to settle or trying to get tasks done but your brain just…...

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Grief Podcasts to Listen To

Whether you are a frequent podcast listener or not, finding a good podcast on grief can be a helpful part of your healing journey. Today we’ll discuss some of our favorite Grief Podcasts to add to your list. For those who are unfamiliar with Podcasts, a podcast is a digital…...

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How To Grieve When You Don’t Want to Talk

When you are grieving the death of someone close to you there is so much emotional energy that is spent.  Between the shock of the realization that someone who has been a part of your life is gone forever to the many condolences given to the planning and attending of…...

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Music Playlist for The Grieving Heart

When you are sad and the grief of your loss is hitting hard, sometimes you just need to grab a comfy blanket, a box of tissues and a playlist of sad songs. There is just something special about hearing those sad ballads that speak to every feeling we just can’t…...

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Children’s Books to Help with Grief and Loss

This day and age, the words death and dying are often overused term that refer to a phone battery dying. Someone asks why did they not answer a call, you may get the response “my phone was dead.” Maybe your kids are playing video games and they make comments such…...

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Grieving A Co-Worker

Grieving the death of anyone we love or considered a friend is difficult. When a colleague passes away it can be even more difficult to find ways to grieve a co-worker and show your concern about the loss. There are a number of ways that you can grieve for your…...

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Grieving When Your Pet Dies

Last fall, Chica, my first and well loved cat became very ill. She was experiencing kidney failure and had become dehydrated. She was not able to drink enough water to stay hydrated. She drank and drank. It was incredibly difficult for me to deal with her seemingly sudden decline in…...

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