Grief

Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening When You’re Grieving

Gardening is something that I wish I did more of in my life. I have never been a very good gardener and thus my attempts have been quite limited. What I do know of gardening is that it can provide some very special time to cultivate my thoughts as well…...

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Grieving during Easter

Easter is a time that a lot of families get together for a big meal and delicious spring time desserts.. The kids run around searching for Easter eggs left by the elusive Easter bunny.  In many cases Spring has sprung or at the very least has peeked over the horizon.…...

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How does Stress Affect Grief?

All of us have ways we deal with the stress in our lives. Some ways are positive and others are  not. The death of a loved one is considered one of the most stressful life events a person faces. Bereavement adds complexity to the stress of our daily lives. Coping…...

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Ways to Remember a Breast Cancer Victim

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This month is a good time to plan a way to honor and remember a loved one who has passed due to breast cancer. There are many ways to honor a loved one. Some things to think through before planning a memorial are listed…...

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Expressing Condolences and Showing Support after Suicide

It is often very difficult to know how to express your condolences when a friend or family member is experiencing the loss of a loved one by suicide. I know that a good friend of mine experienced the loss of her ex-husband by suicide and I was at a loss…...

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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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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 Even wearing black during a time of mourning has become somewhat outdated!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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