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How to Deal with the Loss of a Parent

Our relationships with our parents are typically complex and meaningful, whether for the good or bad. Parents can be both infuriating and lovable all at the same time. For some people, the death of a parent isn’t only a loss of a caretaker but also a best friend. Whatever your…...

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Best Funeral Poems

Whether it be for a eulogy, a program or something to end the service with, a poem can often take the emotions we’re feeling after a death and put them into a beautifully worded work of art. Below is a collection of poems and prayers that will help you get…...

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5 Tips to Battle Grief with Nutrition

When you’re grieving, it often feels like there isn’t much that would help you feel better. While comfort food may seem like the right answer, you may actually be lengthening your grief by not taking care of your body. Below we’ll discuss the advantages to healthy nutrition and some tips…...

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Obituaries: Do we still need them?

Obituaries are the most common way for us to become informed about deaths that occur in our communities. In most periodicals, the terms “obituary” (derived from the Latin word for death, “obitus”) and “death notice” have come to be used synonymously....

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Mourning Together: Twin Cities Local Grief Support Groups

Trying to find healing after a loss can sometimes seem impossible. The weight that you carry often cannot be described, even if you had the energy to do so. It can even feel like you’re all alone and no one understands your grief. While your grief journey is unique, having…...

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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving – Part Three

As we welcome March into 2017 and look forward to a warm Spring this year, let’s be reminded of our New Year’s Resolutions that we set so many weeks ago. It’s not too late to keep them! Many resolutions have benefits, but there are some that are particularly healthy for…...

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Why Must I Keep Silent? Grief in the 21st Century

So often in our culture, we are expected to be quiet and subdued in our grieving. In many communities nowadays, there are little to no mourning rituals or practices. Even wearing black during a time of mourning has become somewhat outdated! Today we will be looking at demonstrative grieving; how…...

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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving | Part Two

We are back again to continue the series on the 7 Reasons to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving. In part one, we looked at three great New Year’s Resolutions to make and why you should keep them. Let’s jump right back in and give you a…...

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12 Simple Acts of Kindness to Help You Heal

"Let your heart crumble into an infinite amount of tiny, precious seeds. Then plant love everywhere you go." - Anita Krizzan? We could all use a little more kindness in our lives these days. February 12, kicked off Random Acts of Kindness week, so we knew this would be the perfect…...

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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving | Part One

January has come and gone and whether you’ve made and kept your New Year’s Resolutions or not, we have some great reasons why you should! If you’re grieving it can be especially important to have a goal to push towards and even a reward for completing that goal. And if…...

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