Dealing With Grief and Loss - How to Mend a Broken Heart

What is it about Grief & Loss that upsets us so much? Is it the heavy duty emoting that we have to do to get through our suffering? Is it the fear we have about opening ourselves to all this pain? Because, let's face it, it's hard down there, in... Read More

And You Always Will

I opened the dishtowel drawer for about the sixth time, hoping the towels had somehow magically appeared.The brand new towels still weren't there, of course."What did Mom DO with them?" I wondered aloud.I knew they had to be around somewhere because I had given them to her for Christmas only... Read More

Scared to Death of Dying and Denying Grief

When I invited Martha to the gathering at my house, she accepted the invitation cheerfully. Martha was new to the area and so I thought this small potluck I was hosting would be a chance for her to get to know other women in our town. Martha stuck it out... Read More

A Critical Assessment of Euthanasia

The question of whether, say, a man should have the right to take away his life granted pain and suffering have overcome him is a very important question today. A different way of putting this question is this: 'Should a man have the right to take away his life if... Read More

Suicide - An Eternal Pain

Suicide is the one form of death that has quite a stigma attached to it. It brings with it a feeling of shame and betrayal. It is not the same as saying to someone "My father died in a car crash" nor is it the same as saying someone died... Read More

GoodBye GrandMa

My dearest Grandma, I will never forget you & sorry that I was not there with you when you passed.Grandma...I can't believe The last kiss, The last "goodbye" was yesterday... Your death was a shock, I know that you are gone for now I really just do not believe how.... Read More

Death Poem

During the two years of my husband's terminal illness, death was never far from my mind. We had been told he was dying and even a time in which it was supposed to happen. We had no idea of how it would happen. I was loathe to let him out... Read More

How to Deal With A Death in the Family and Still Run Your Small Business

As a small business owner we have to deal with tax law changes, local ordinances, environmental laws, Worker's Compensation, etc. Just when we thought we had everything under control, something terrible happenes. A death in the family. Oh my God you say? What do I do now? Well since I... Read More

Good Grief!

If tears are an indication of how special my relationship with my mother was, I cry with pride! I've come to see grief as pain with a purpose. Interestingly enough, as I cared for my mother in my home the last several weeks of her life, much of what I... Read More

Coping with Grief - Its Called Living Through It

"Dad, I tried to wake Nana, I think she's dead." "Grandpa died yesterday." "Oh my God, Daddy's dead." "Uncle Jack died today." "Grandma died last night." "I'm standing with the body of your deceased father-in-law." "Hon, I think we should get a divorce." "I'm sorry,... Read More

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The Twists and Turns of Life

When I was born in 1962 I thought life was... Read More

Learning to Live Again

Overcoming death and beginning once again to live is the... Read More

Pope John Paul II

WHAT I LEARNED FROM POPE JOHN PAUL II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I am... Read More

Grief Masks

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

Terminal Illness- Death and Grief

No one likes to think about illness and death, when... Read More

Moving Beyond Grief and Loss

In my work as a coach and therapist, I have... Read More

Adapting to the Loss of a Loved One: Three Tips on how to Cope

Have you ever sat down and played a piano where... Read More

Are We All Losers? Understanding Grief

The well-known pioneer researcher Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross identified five states... Read More

Then and Now

Over one hundred years ago, during the Victorian era, death... Read More

How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of... Read More

Sympathy Messages

The loss of a loved one. It is often difficult... Read More

New Tears [about Grievng--with commentary]

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

How To Write A Eulogy

Remembering someone special in a personal way can be healing... Read More

Suicide Survivor

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

Traumas as Social Interactions

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

Dying at Home ? A Precious Gift

Few of us care to think about the inevitability of... Read More

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Justin was a typical ten year old boy. He liked... Read More

Scared to Death of Dying and Denying Grief

When I invited Martha to the gathering at my house,... Read More

Is Death Really the End or the Window to A New Beginning?

Earlier this month I learned a dear friend had been... Read More

Grief Support: The Don?ts

1) Don't try to make the grieving person feel better.... Read More

A Critical Assessment of Euthanasia

The question of whether, say, a man should have the... Read More

How to Turn Grief into Joy

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

Tenderizing

Recently, the magazine I own and edit got a hate... Read More

Do You Know Someone Whos Dying?

Too many people are dying alone?The dying are one of... Read More

The Lesson of a Mothers Death

Dedicated to my mother, FlorenceNovember 11, 1920 ? May 25,... Read More