Who Will Remember My Loved One?

One comment that is expressed often after a loved one dies is, “Who will remember him/her/they now that they are gone”?  The individual is important to you, but you have no idea who else will remember and how or when this will happen. I read a memorial article in the paper for a young girl […]

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No One to Call Mom or Dad

No one to call mom or dad may have numerous applications and reasons for being a fact of life for some individuals.  Good or bad, happy or sad, wanted or not wanted it happens! Divorce, death, estrangement, and other circumstances can play a part in having no one to call mom or dad at any […]

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Caring for Others Can Be a Gift for YOU

Friends, other family members and people I do not know personally have to take care of others who are ill and or dying. What losses are connected with these scenarios? What strengths come from being supportive of others? What gifts can be found in the process; if you choose to look for them? Losses and […]

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Helping Someone Else with Their Loss

Wanting to help someone else with their loss and grief is common.  Seeing or knowing someone you care about in emotional pain is difficult.  Watching the prolonged effects of grief on an individual may magnify the wanting to help.  What can you do? Be aware of the fact grief is a personal journey with no […]

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Relationships/Choices and Change…I Did Not Want!

Initially grief symptoms can set in with all their vengeance, feeling as a punishment for being in that person’s life.  Thoughts or words spoken such as “why me”, “what did I do to deserve this”, “how long is this going last”, and “will I ever feel the heart connection I felt before”.  All of these […]

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RELATIONSHIPS, CHANGE and CHOICES

In life numerous types of relationships are created with family, friends, co-workers, neighbours and more.  The cultivated relationships seem to have a way of changing as life evolves and sometimes in unanticipated ways.  Relationships ending or changing can create multiple loss scenarios in addition to the initial loss component. Intimate partner       death, separation/divorce, health/medical issues […]

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