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Parenting while you Grieve

Raising children takes a lot of energy and sacrifice even on a good day. When you are parenting while you grieve, it becomes infinitely more challenging. Everyone grieves differently. Personality, relationship with someone who dies, overall mental and physical health can all affect the way that you grieve.  Parenting is…...

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How to Talk to Someone who is Dying. 

Talking about dying can be hard for a lot of people. Some even avoid the conversation altogether. Not talking about death becomes harder to ignore when someone you love or care for is the one who is dying. How do you talk to someone who is dying? No matter your…...

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Ongoing Grief Support

Looking for additional grief support? Everyone’s grief story is unique. Grief doesn’t stop in 3 months, one year or any amount of set time. Pain of grief ebbs and flows and changes over time but it may be with you for a very long time if not forever.  Grief Support…...

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Grief Support Tips for the Widowed

Widowed and surviving.  Losing a spouse is such a hard loss to manage. No matter the age or stage of life you are in when the loss occurs it is a major life change. Loneliness can hit like a brick and carry on for years. Being widowed has so many…...

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Approaching Grief Support with a Beginners Mindset

Listening to a podcast recently I heard a great piece of advice. The therapist being interviewed talked about how she makes it her mission to approach each of her clients with a beginners mindset.  In essence she was saying that no matter what one client may have experienced or needed…...

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Grief and Mental Health at Work

Grief happens whenever there is loss. Grief ebbs and flows and there is not always a solid ending point. In the immediate aftermath of loss you may take days off from work and other parts of the daily grind. Even though your world has changed the world as a whole…...

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5 Self Care Tips for Grief

One of the hardest things to do when you grieve is to think about yourself. So many feelings and thoughts wash over you, fear, sadness, anger, regret.  Grief takes over so many of your senses and your own needs may fall to the wayside.  It is so important to take…...

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Grieving and Memory Problems

Feeling forgetful? Have you tried to reminisce about the time period that you were grieving and have a hard time remembering the details of it all. Grieving can have a multitude of effects on the brain, especially when dealing with complicated grief. One of those things is memory difficulties and…...

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Coping with Unexpected Death

When a loved one dies unexpectedly is a complete and utter shock to the system. Coping with an unexpected death is unique in the intensity in which grief occurs.    Coping with the death of a loved one is extremely hard no matter the way they died. When someone dies…...

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