Grief

Are the 5 Stages of Grief Real

When someone comes across the word grief, they most likely first think about “The Stages of Grief”.  In fact, if you start typing “stages” into Google, the “of grief” part fills itself in. In her 1969 book on Death and Dying, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross a Swiss American psychiatrist, first introduced the…...

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Communal Grief After Mass Shootings

It seems over the past few decades our news feeds have been filled with tragedy on a large scale.  Mass shootings such as Columbine, Newtown and Parkland unfortunately have become a part of the modern landscape.  It seems as soon as one fades from the media it is not long…...

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When Grief Turns into Depression

Sometimes things feel so overwhelming, all you can do to is turn off your emotions and go through the motions of the day. Work needs to get done, people need to be taken care of and the bills need to be paid.  Even when you are in the depths of…...

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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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6 Ways Introverts Can Grieve

After a hard week of work some people want nothing more than to throw off their work clothes, change into something fancy and hit the town. Dancing with friends and talking to their heart’s content; this is what fuels some and lets the anxiety of work melt away. For others…...

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Helping Parents Cope With Losing a Spouse

Losing a spouse is incredibly hard. What can you do to help your parent through his or her grief when a spouse dies? This is one of the major losses in life, but there are things you can do to help. How to Help a Parent Cope with Losing a…...

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Grieving During the Winter

The winter season brings many changes in regards to the weather. Especially to those who have the privilege of living in the upper Midwest. Sometimes we are referred to as “The Bold North” or “The Frozen Tundra”. The weather around here has extreme changes; from glorious sunny days drifting around…...

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Grieving After the Holidays

Losing a life of someone dear around the holidays isn’t really that much different from any other time. The obvious exception to the rule is that the holidays are meant to be a time for joy for everyone, and you may not be experiencing that same joy. While those around…...

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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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