Dads, Life, and Death

When he looked at me, it was clear my father wasn't sure who I was. And as I looked back at him, I wasn't sure who he was, either.My father had just endured two heart surgeries and 6 days in intensive care. He'd returned to the hospital where he'd worked... Read More

Sympathy Messages

The loss of a loved one. It is often difficult to find the right words to express your sympathy to someone during this time of sorrow. A floral tribute and supportive message can offer much support to those grieving such a loss. Here we list some suggestions, perhaps to inspire... Read More

Dying On the Inside: A Childs Grief

The impatient tooting of a car horn startled us into awareness. No one had thought beyond making it through the grievous night. Now the sun was up, and it took a moment to realize that this was just like any other school day - for everyone else. Distasteful tasks always... Read More

Handicapped From Suicide

I am 23 years old. I come from a large family. I have 2 brothers (6 and 7), and 3 sisters (2months, 17, and 21). We are a very close famly, but I am especially close with my 17 year old sister. Like twins, with a very special bond. For... Read More

Why Dont We Talk About Anticipatory Grief?

I know anticipatory grief - a feeling of loss before a death or dreaded event occurs - far too well. My mother suffered from probable Alzheimer's disease and I was her caregiver for nine years. As time passed she lost the ability to reason, track numbers, read a book, understand... Read More

The Lesson of a Mothers Death

Dedicated to my mother, FlorenceNovember 11, 1920 ? May 25, 2005The Passing of the TorchShe lies in peaceful repose on her back with her hands, one atop the other, gently resting on her tummy. Those hands that loved to play the piano, taught me how to make the most delicious... Read More

Grief

If you have ever lost someone dear to you it is likely that you can still summon up the grief that you may still be carrying deep inside yourself as a result of the loss. If this grief, which is usually felt as a deep saddness, is something that you... Read More

Death of a Parent: Saying Good-Bye to Mommy or Daddy

Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy, regardless of how old you are when that loss occurs. For children who lose a parent, however, the effects can be devastating, indeed, and a plan will need to be put in place so that they can learn to... Read More

New Tears [about Grievng--with commentary]

New Tears [about Grieving]If it rains or shinesLittle does it matter so? Days, like tear drops-Slip and slide, and go.I sit looking out my windowLittle do I want to say-? Goodbye and close my brain;Not forever, anyway!...At my door he still standsHolding roses in his hands, I look a little... Read More

How to Deal with Suicide and Euthenasia

The following is a report that indicates how you might recognize suicidals, and how you might deal with them. But a warning: Suicide can be a very complex issue, and it might be better to have a professional deal with this issue if it comes up, but if this is... Read More

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Grief Support: The Dos

Helpers often ask questions such as: "What should I do?... Read More

The Valley of Sorrow or My Life as a Well Digger

It felt like I had been run over by a... Read More

Physiological Consequences of Carrying Emotional Trauma

Although many of us carry some form of emotional trauma... Read More

The Truth About Emotional Intelligence

There is so much emphasis on emotional intelligence these days... Read More

How Long Does It Take to Mend a Broken Heart?

Julian Austin, Canadian country singer, released a song called Should... Read More

An Unexpected Letter

It was a couple of weeks after Christmas, and I... Read More

The Lesson of a Mothers Death

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

Cultivate a Friendship with Death

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

Suicide - An Eternal Pain

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

How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

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

New Tears [about Grievng--with commentary]

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

Death of a Parent: Saying Good-Bye to Mommy or Daddy

Coping with the death of a loved one is never... Read More

The Grief And Belief Connection

"Grief is healing: To take away our grief is to... Read More

One Womans Way of Dealing With Grief

All of us at one time or another have felt... Read More

And You Always Will

I opened the dishtowel drawer for about the sixth time,... Read More

Whens Sarah Coming Home? Helping Your Child Understand Death

For most children, their first experience with grief comes with... Read More

How to Deal with Suicide and Euthenasia

The following is a report that indicates how you might... Read More

Watching Death

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

How Can I Transform Tragedy?

There is only one place where tragedy occurs, and that... 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

Moving Beyond Grief and Loss

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

Loss Involves Change - The Transformative Power of Loss and Change

There are many experiences in life, which remind us that... Read More

The Walking Wounded

When my phone rang the other day, it was a... Read More

Sympathy Flowers

Sending a floral tribute is a very appropriate way of... Read More

Suicide in the Church Part 2

In a town the size of mine - about 16,000... Read More