Willwerscheid News Blog

Bad Behavior or a Trauma Response?

Do you know anyone who seems to make so many poor choices? Have you ever asked if it is truly bad behavior or a trauma response? When someone has experienced a loss, a show of grief is an expected response. When calls go unanswered or tempers are short as a…...

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Everyone Needs a Support System for Grief

Everyone needs a support system for grief. Isolation and loneliness is an epidemic in this country. Grief and anxiety is another problem in mass quantities. The time we are living in right now only perpetuates each of these feelings. So many people are experiencing loss at the same time being…...

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Get it In Writing: Prearranging A Funeral

I love to read advice columns for some reason. In one of the columns a reader wrote-in showing concern for her husband. The man would frequently talk about what he wanted at his funeral as well as other after life decisions. The problem was that he never did anything about…...

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Helping Children with Grief and Loss

If you are a parent there is nothing harder than seeing your children experience grief and loss. You may feel hopeless in knowing how to help them. You want to just take away the pain. Seeing our children with grief and loss can be a struggle often because we may…...

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Should You Bring a Gift to a Funeral?

 Do you need to bring a gift to a funeral? Funeral etiquette can be different depending on unique cultural traditions; but there is some general etiquette for funerals that are widely understood. Emotions are already flowing. Loved ones are stressed out and mourning. The last thing you would want to…...

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Grief and Mourning throughout Culture

.No matter your culture, race or place of origin there is one thing we all have in common, we will all experience death. Loved ones will die, we will grieve and mourn their loss.  There are many similarities about the way we experience grief and mourning. Different cultures have unique…...

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Grief Shaming

Grief shaming is a newer term being used to describe when someone put their own judgment on the way somebody else is grieving. When we make a decision about someone else’s grief and how they express it publicly, it can be considered grief shaming.  Talking about grief can be a…...

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5 Ways to Prioritize Mental Health While You Grieve

Managing grief and mental health often go hand in hand. It is so important to prioritize mental health while you grieve.    Grief can really throw off your moods. If you are normally bubbly and outgoing you may feel more sullen and withdrawn. If you are serious and focused you…...

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Will Spring Ever Come? When Grief Continues

Grief has no sense of time. Everyone deals with grief in their own way. We understand that you are hurting. We know that you miss the moments of happiness this loved one and you shared. Grief is powerful. Although grief does not magically disappear one day, there is a sense…...

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How to Write an Obituary

After the death of a loved one, family members have many final decisions to deal with. With so much to process, relax in knowing that writing an obituary does not have to be hard.   What Is An Obituary?   What is an obituary? An obituary is used to inform…...

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