Men and Grief

Men grieve differently from women. Our cultural roles make it difficult for men to look for support, and harder again to accept it. Men are so often silent, solitary mourners who immerse themselves in activity and private, symbolic rituals. They feel profoundly, but often can't express the depth of their... Read More

Understanding Grief and Loss in Times of War and Disaster

There are many different kinds of losses we can experience in our lives. Indeed, loss in human beings has its beginnings in the birth process that separates the infant from the comfort and security of the mother's womb into a world where survival is conditional and predicated on individual responsibility.... Read More

Sympathy Flowers

Sending a floral tribute is a very appropriate way of expressing sympathy to a family who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Flowers express a feeling of life and beauty and offer much comfort to the family. A floral tribute can either be sent to a funeral service... Read More

Cultivate a Friendship with Death

Why We Fear Death"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark." - BaconThere may be a thousand reasons why we fear death, but most of all we fear death because we fear the unknown, and death is an unknown entity to most people. We fear that dying... Read More

Terminal Illness- Death and Grief

No one likes to think about illness and death, when we are well, we feel invincible and there is nothing that can prepare us for the shock and devastation of a terminal diagnosis. The knowledge that we can no longer take our lives or the lives we share with our... Read More

One Womans Way of Dealing With Grief

All of us at one time or another have felt grief: perhaps over a lost job, lost love, or the most heartbreaking, the death of someone we loved dearly. Each of us goes about the task of grieving in our own distinct way.When we lose a loved one the grief... Read More

How To Write A Eulogy

Remembering someone special in a personal way can be healing for everyone concerned, for a eulogy is a deeply personal way of saying goodbye. The key word is life, and you've been given the opportunity to celebrate a loved one's life in the individual way that made your friend unique.... Read More

Moving Beyond Grief and Loss

In my work as a coach and therapist, I have seen many clients dealing with losses of all kinds-loss of loved ones through death and divorce, for instance. These experiences are difficult for everyone.Stages of Recovery from LossThere are some predictable stages that most people pass through after losing something... Read More

How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of emotions experienced when we are living in expectation of loss and grieving because of it. Anticipatory Grief is particularly relevant to those who have received a terminal diagnosis and for those who love and care for them.Terminal diagnosis changes the... Read More

How to Turn Grief into Joy

I was with my daddy when he died. Excuse me, I was with my daddy when his spirit left his body. I drove him to the emergency room because he was having chest pains. He said that they weren't too bad, and his color was good. He was still walking.In... Read More

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After Suicide: Returning to Life, Thanks to an Owl

Have you ever lost the ability to laugh? I did.When... Read More

Why Dont We Talk About Anticipatory Grief?

I know anticipatory grief - a feeling of loss before... Read More

In the Blink of an Eye

Today's Quote: "My house is burned down, but I can... Read More

How to Deal with Suffering

Reflect upon the following questions, and answer those you feel... Read More

Silent Tears - from a Norwegian Hospital

Silent tears hit hospital-white sheets. The young Pakistani mother holds... Read More

Suicide Survivor

Suicide is a nightmare for survivors of loved ones. Death... Read More

Watching Death

Like it or not, we think in line with our... Read More

Coping with Grief - Its Called Living Through It

"Dad, I tried to wake Nana, I think she's dead."... Read More

Who has the Worst Pain

During the 28 years I have been interacting with bereaved... Read More

Traumas as Social Interactions

("He" in this text - to mean "He" or "She").We... Read More

Liberation

It is one thing to be free; it is quite... Read More

Dads, Life, and Death

When he looked at me, it was clear my father... Read More

New Tears [about Grievng--with commentary]

New Tears [about Grieving]If it rains or shinesLittle does it... Read More

How To Heal Your Heart

We all experience severe heart break at some time in... Read More

Miracles?

If we were to organize a list of the thorniest... Read More

Dealing With Tragedies (The 9/11 Tragedy)

September 11, 2001, marked yet another significant turning point in... Read More

Pet Loss: Significant and Profound Loss or Much Ado about Nothing?

For those who have deeply loved and lost their animal... Read More

Grief Masks

October makes me think of Halloween, and Halloween makes me... Read More

Suicide - An Eternal Pain

Suicide is the one form of death that has quite... Read More

How to Turn Grief into Joy

I was with my daddy when he died. Excuse me,... Read More

Handicapped From Suicide

I am 23 years old. I come from a large... Read More

What is an Appropriate Sympathy Gift?

When a friend or loved one is grieving, it is... Read More

Cultivate a Friendship with Death

Why We Fear Death"Men fear death as children fear to... Read More

Coping With A Funeral

When the death of a loved one occurs, regardless or... Read More

If Ever It Is Me

With my father, his brother and their father having had... Read More