Men and Grief

Men grieve differently from women. Our cultural roles make it difficult for men to look... 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... Read More

Sympathy Flowers

Sending a floral tribute is a very appropriate way of expressing sympathy to a family... Read More

Cultivate a Friendship with Death

Why We Fear Death"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark." -... Read More

Terminal Illness- Death and Grief

No one likes to think about illness and death, when we are well, we feel... Read More

One Womans Way of Dealing With Grief

All of us at one time or another have felt grief: perhaps over a lost... Read More

How To Write A Eulogy

Remembering someone special in a personal way can be healing for everyone concerned, for a... Read More

Moving Beyond Grief and Loss

In my work as a coach and therapist, I have seen many clients dealing with... Read More

How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of emotions experienced when we are... Read More

How to Turn Grief into Joy

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

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... Read More

And You Always Will

I opened the dishtowel drawer for about the sixth time, hoping the towels had somehow... 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.... Read More

A Critical Assessment of Euthanasia

The question of whether, say, a man should have the right to take away his... Read More

Suicide - An Eternal Pain

Suicide is the one form of death that has quite a stigma attached to it.... Read More

GoodBye GrandMa

My dearest Grandma, I will never forget you & sorry that I was not there... Read More

Death Poem

During the two years of my husband's terminal illness, death was never far from my... 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,... Read More

Good Grief!

If tears are an indication of how special my relationship with my mother was, 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." ... Read More

Dying at Home ? A Precious Gift

Few of us care to think about the inevitability of our own demise. We except... Read More

In the Blink of an Eye

Today's Quote: "My house is burned down, but I can see the sky." Sally Reed,... Read More

Present Moment Awareness: Lessons From My Dog

I've always waited for the perfect moment to be happy: As though time were a... Read More

How To Heal Your Heart

We all experience severe heart break at some time in our lives. For many it... Read More

Afraid Of Dying? Afraid Of Living!

Over the years, I've heard many people voice their concerns of death and dying. It... Read More

An Unexpected Letter

It was a couple of weeks after Christmas, and I was standing by my mailbox... Read More

On Empathy

The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1999 edition) defines empathy as:"The ability to imagine oneself in anther's place... Read More

The Grief And Belief Connection

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

Traumas as Social Interactions

("He" in this text - to mean "He" or "She").We react to serious mishaps, life... Read More

How Can I Transform Tragedy?

There is only one place where tragedy occurs, and that is in the mind. Tragedy... Read More

Whats It All About?

For most people life is a fairly ordinary existence - and when I say ordinary... Read More

Lessons We Learned From Terri Schiavo

Let's talk about Terry Schiavo, since her death illustrated for me many aspects of grief... Read More

Pope John Paul II

WHAT I LEARNED FROM POPE JOHN PAUL II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I am not a Catholic, but I... Read More

Coping With A Funeral

When the death of a loved one occurs, regardless or whether it was expected or... Read More

Made in Heaven

Consumed by my loss, I didn't notice the hardness of the pew where I sat.... Read More

Loss Involves Change - The Transformative Power of Loss and Change

There are many experiences in life, which remind us that change is an inevitable part... Read More

Are We All Losers? Understanding Grief

The well-known pioneer researcher Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross identified five states through which the dying patient... Read More

Grief

I didn't know a heart could die before it stopped beating. I didn't know a... Read More

Death, Close and Personal

I got an email recently from someone whose mother died. She knew I'd suffered the... Read More

You Can Help A Grieving Heart

Oh, we can talk about the best cold medications and if cherry cough syrup tastes... Read More

Grief Support: The Don?ts

1) Don't try to make the grieving person feel better. YOU CANNOT. For many grievers... Read More

Grief Support: The Dos

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

Suicide Survivor

Suicide is a nightmare for survivors of loved ones. Death in itself is hard to... Read More

Grief & Loss - Healing Your Broken Heart

What is it about Grief & Loss that upsets us so much? Is it the... Read More

Beyond A Mothers Nightmare To Radical Forgiveness

It was a moment I will never forget.On February 22, 2003, I was visiting with... Read More

Angelo Dies

Angelo C, was a good man that never did any harm. He died yesterday in... Read More

One Stray Tear

The delight lit my face as the couple turned the corner into the hallway where... Read More

Terrorism Worries: 10 Ways to Turn Fear into Hope

September 11th changed America and chances are it changed you. Images of that tragic day... Read More

Learning to Live Again

Overcoming death and beginning once again to live is the one thing that we never... Read More

Do You Know Someone Whos Dying?

Too many people are dying alone?The dying are one of society's most unrecognized and under-served... Read More

Dads, Life, and Death

When he looked at me, it was clear my father wasn't sure who I was.... Read More

Sympathy Messages

The loss of a loved one. It is often difficult to find the right words... Read More

Dying On the Inside: A Childs Grief

The impatient tooting of a car horn startled us into awareness. No one had thought... Read More

Handicapped From Suicide

I am 23 years old. I come from a large family. I have 2 brothers... Read More

Why Dont We Talk About Anticipatory Grief?

I know anticipatory grief - a feeling of loss before a death or dreaded event... Read More

The Lesson of a Mothers Death

Dedicated to my mother, FlorenceNovember 11, 1920 ? May 25, 2005The Passing of the TorchShe... Read More

Grief

If you have ever lost someone dear to you it is likely that you can... 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... Read More

New Tears [about Grievng--with commentary]

New Tears [about Grieving]If it rains or shinesLittle does it matter so? Days, like tear... Read More

How to Deal with Suicide and Euthenasia

The following is a report that indicates how you might recognize suicidals, and how you... Read More

What this Rabbi Learned from Not being Re-hired

It's a familiar story, and I have been through it before, and so have you.... Read More

Silent Tears - from a Norwegian Hospital

Silent tears hit hospital-white sheets. The young Pakistani mother holds the mask that brings moisture,... Read More

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Justin was a typical ten year old boy. He liked Leggos, trains, and watching TV.... Read More

How My Four Your Old Son Reacted To The Death Of His Great Nanny Biscuits

My nan was called Margaret and lived until the age of eighty eight. Unfortunately she... Read More

Graceful Grief: Angelic Help is on the Way!

I believe that major change and loss in our lives is a door to grow... Read More

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

For those who have deeply loved and lost their animal companions, the answer is obvious... Read More

Watching Death

Like it or not, we think in line with our customs and tradition often times,... Read More

Am I a Mother - Tips for Handling Mother?s Day After Miscarriage

Are you spending this Mother's Day wondering if you are, in fact, a mother? 900,000-1... Read More

How to Deal with Suffering

Reflect upon the following questions, and answer those you feel might be most important for... Read More

Euthanasia: How Will I Know When its Time?

Pippin needed assistance from his owner to get to his feet. He slowly walked to... Read More

Grief Masks

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

Tenderizing

Recently, the magazine I own and edit got a hate letter that was so full... Read More

Liberation

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

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

Earlier this month I learned a dear friend had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She... Read More

You Have to Show Up: On Small Miracles (Okay, maybe not so small)

I hadn't intended to go to my cousin's funeral.That sounds terrible, I know. And if... Read More

When Sorrow Is Too Great to Be Borne Alone, Support Groups Reach Out

Not long after Arlyn died, my husband and I decided to attend a support group... Read More

Signs After Suicide: The Red Butterfly

Shortly after noon, I went into Arlyn's bedroom to get a few things to take... 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 one of the keys wasn't... Read More

After Suicide: Returning to Life, Thanks to an Owl

Have you ever lost the ability to laugh? I did.When Arlyn died, I knew I... Read More

Guilty, Your Honor: The Burden of Guilt After a Suicide

Guilty, Your Honor, I whisper.Have you ever done anything so horrible that you would prefer... Read More

What is an Appropriate Sympathy Gift?

When a friend or loved one is grieving, it is hard to know what to... Read More

Trial by Fire - 9 Tips for Grieving Couples

You will often hear that grief and loss bring couples together, but it can actually... Read More

Who has the Worst Pain

During the 28 years I have been interacting with bereaved people, one of the most... Read More

Then and Now

Over one hundred years ago, during the Victorian era, death and grief were popular subjects... Read More

How Long Does It Take to Mend a Broken Heart?

Julian Austin, Canadian country singer, released a song called Should Be Over You. He sings,... Read More

Physiological Consequences of Carrying Emotional Trauma

Although many of us carry some form of emotional trauma in our bodies, and therefore... Read More

The Valley of Sorrow or My Life as a Well Digger

It felt like I had been run over by a freight train. I was stunned.... Read More

When The Spirit Leaves The Body

Do you spend most of your time inside or outside of your body? If you... Read More

Miracles?

If we were to organize a list of the thorniest problems for the bereaved, certainly... Read More

The Look of Grief

Never, since man has walked upright, have people all over the globe had more educational... Read More

The Walking Wounded

When my phone rang the other day, it was a call from one of the... Read More

The Twists and Turns of Life

When I was born in 1962 I thought life was good. I had two parents,... Read More

Whens Sarah Coming Home? Helping Your Child Understand Death

For most children, their first experience with grief comes with the death of a beloved... Read More

We are the Reflection of our Lives: How to Survive Loss & Humility

Everyday, I look in the mirror to see the face staring back at me. Sometimes... Read More

Online Memorial ? A Dedication of Love for Your Departed Loved Ones

Life has always been a journey, a journey of finding of one true self and... Read More

Dying? Not Me! Why You Should Plan for Transition

Remember the Eulogy projects we had to write back in High School? Death is a... Read More

Dealing With Tragedies (The 9/11 Tragedy)

September 11, 2001, marked yet another significant turning point in world history. Whatever innocence was... Read More

Angel of Comfort... The Story

I am an Angel artist and several weeks ago while listening to the late night... Read More

Suicide in the Church Part 1

Recently, several suicides have occurred right here in my own hometown of about 16,000 people.... Read More

Suicide in the Church Part 2

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

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The Look of Grief

Never, since man has walked upright, have people all over the globe had more educational... Read More

Death Poem

During the two years of my husband's terminal illness, death was never far from my... Read More

Learning to Live Again

Overcoming death and beginning once again to live is the one thing that we never... Read More

New Tears [about Grievng--with commentary]

New Tears [about Grieving]If it rains or shinesLittle does it matter so? Days, like tear... Read More

Euthanasia: How Will I Know When its Time?

Pippin needed assistance from his owner to get to his feet. He slowly walked to... Read More

Coping with Grief - Its Called Living Through It

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

Grief Support: The Don?ts

1) Don't try to make the grieving person feel better. YOU CANNOT. For many grievers... Read More

Suicide - An Eternal Pain

Suicide is the one form of death that has quite a stigma attached to it.... Read More

Whats It All About?

For most people life is a fairly ordinary existence - and when I say ordinary... Read More

How to Turn Grief into Joy

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

Present Moment Awareness: Lessons From My Dog

I've always waited for the perfect moment to be happy: As though time were a... Read More

Sympathy Flowers

Sending a floral tribute is a very appropriate way of expressing sympathy to a family... Read More

Death, Close and Personal

I got an email recently from someone whose mother died. She knew I'd suffered the... Read More

Dying at Home ? A Precious Gift

Few of us care to think about the inevitability of our own demise. We except... Read More

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... Read More

How to Deal with Suffering

Reflect upon the following questions, and answer those you feel might be most important for... 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,... Read More

Do You Know Someone Whos Dying?

Too many people are dying alone?The dying are one of society's most unrecognized and under-served... Read More

Graceful Grief: Angelic Help is on the Way!

I believe that major change and loss in our lives is a door to grow... Read More

Angel of Comfort... The Story

I am an Angel artist and several weeks ago while listening to the late night... Read More

Men and Grief

Men grieve differently from women. Our cultural roles make it difficult for men to look... Read More

We are the Reflection of our Lives: How to Survive Loss & Humility

Everyday, I look in the mirror to see the face staring back at me. Sometimes... Read More

Angelo Dies

Angelo C, was a good man that never did any harm. He died yesterday in... Read More

You Have to Show Up: On Small Miracles (Okay, maybe not so small)

I hadn't intended to go to my cousin's funeral.That sounds terrible, I know. And if... Read More

How Long Does It Take to Mend a Broken Heart?

Julian Austin, Canadian country singer, released a song called Should Be Over You. He sings,... Read More

The Grief And Belief Connection

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

Am I a Mother - Tips for Handling Mother?s Day After Miscarriage

Are you spending this Mother's Day wondering if you are, in fact, a mother? 900,000-1... Read More

Suicide in the Church Part 2

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

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

Earlier this month I learned a dear friend had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She... Read More

Pope John Paul II

WHAT I LEARNED FROM POPE JOHN PAUL II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I am not a Catholic, but I... Read More

Suicide in the Church, Part 3

Suicide strikes...AGAIN!This may wind up being the most important article some have ever read. I... Read More

An Unexpected Letter

It was a couple of weeks after Christmas, and I was standing by my mailbox... Read More

How Can I Transform Tragedy?

There is only one place where tragedy occurs, and that is in the mind. Tragedy... Read More

You Can Help A Grieving Heart

Oh, we can talk about the best cold medications and if cherry cough syrup tastes... Read More

When Sorrow Is Too Great to Be Borne Alone, Support Groups Reach Out

Not long after Arlyn died, my husband and I decided to attend a support group... Read More

Watching Death

Like it or not, we think in line with our customs and tradition often times,... Read More

Dying? Not Me! Why You Should Plan for Transition

Remember the Eulogy projects we had to write back in High School? Death is a... Read More

One Stray Tear

The delight lit my face as the couple turned the corner into the hallway where... Read More

Whens Sarah Coming Home? Helping Your Child Understand Death

For most children, their first experience with grief comes with the death of a beloved... Read More

Cultivate a Friendship with Death

Why We Fear Death"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark." -... Read More

Terminal Illness- Death and Grief

No one likes to think about illness and death, when we are well, we feel... Read More

When Change Comes (Dealing With Grief and Loss)

Needless to say, the time after loss is volatile and confusing for most people. Unresolved... Read More

How To Write A Eulogy

Remembering someone special in a personal way can be healing for everyone concerned, for a... Read More

Loss Involves Change - The Transformative Power of Loss and Change

There are many experiences in life, which remind us that change is an inevitable part... Read More

How My Four Your Old Son Reacted To The Death Of His Great Nanny Biscuits

My nan was called Margaret and lived until the age of eighty eight. Unfortunately she... Read More

Anticipatory Grief and Ongoing Sadness for Caregivers

In 1969, Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross published her famous book; On Death and Dying and later... Read More

Grief Support: The Dos

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

And You Always Will

I opened the dishtowel drawer for about the sixth time, hoping the towels had somehow... Read More

Grief & Loss - Healing Your Broken Heart

What is it about Grief & Loss that upsets us so much? Is it the... Read More

On Empathy

The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1999 edition) defines empathy as:"The ability to imagine oneself in anther's place... Read More