Coping with Grief

Virtual Grief Support When You Must “Stay at Home”

“Staying home” does not need to mean being alone in your grief. It’s a whole new world out there right now. The rapid spread of the coronavirus has literally sent us to our rooms.  We are being asked to “stay at home” to protect the health and safety of our…...

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Loss, Grief and Denial

Grief and denial that comes with loss The moment we are born into this world we start to experience loss and grief. We lose the warm safe place of our mother’s womb. As children we experience loss as we move away from dependence on our parents.  We experience loss of…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Four Personality

Over the past couple weeks we have explored the different personality types based on the Enneagram model and how each personality type plays a role in the way you grieve. Today we will talk about number 4 on the Enneagram. Type 4 is one of the most rare of Enneagram…...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Others Through Grief

When someone close to you loses a friend or family member, how do you deal with their grief? Are you a “suddenly silent and invisible” friend because you don’t know how to deal with pain? Do you smother the grieving person in food, affection, and advice? Or do you land…...

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Coping with the Loss of a Spouse

How can one possibly absorb the shock of the loss of a spouse? No matter how many years you have shared, memories of courtship, lifelong plans, and your marriage are most difficult to bear. Not to mention what has been left behind: children and grandchildren; dreams yet to be fulfilled.…...

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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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Netflix Titles to Escape With

There is just something about watching a good movie when you are feeling down. Who is to say that the movie has to be a “good” one. Maybe it’s bad, really bad. Sometimes it is just what you need to get your mindset right.   When facing grief, if you…...

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7 Ways to Remember a Deceased Loved One at a Wedding

I was at a wedding for my favorite niece when I noticed a special table set aside for the guestbook. I went over intending to quickly write my name and the essentials when I was startled by the beautiful display set up on the table to remember her grandfather. His…...

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Making the Most of Summer While Grieving

Summer is a season for being outdoors and enjoying the warmth. This is especially true for those of us living in northern states. Flowers start blooming and the fields are full. Trees are green and the sounds and smells of summer waft through the air. The sun shines. Birds sing.…...

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