Monthly Archives: February 2010

Conflicted: Thinking One Way, Feeling Another

When grieving our thoughts and feelings may not always align. We may feel angry at the person who died, or guilty about the loss, yet our thoughts may tell us – it’s not okay to be angry, or there’s no need to feel guilty. In this article, we talk about how to align our conflicted thoughts and feelings.

Benefits of Grief Support Groups

In a culture that often avoids talking about death, grief and bereavement, support groups provide an opportunity to share and process your grief, and connect with others living with loss. Author Patti Cox talks about the healing benefits of peer groups, no matter where you are in your grief journey.

I am Cool, Calm, Collected…

Author Pete Shrock shares how affirmations helped him overcome life challenges, and discusses how affirmations can be help us through the challenging obstacles of grief.

Stronger than Cancer

Author Alisha Krukowski does not like the euphemism that someone “lost their battle with cancer.” On the eve of the three year anniversary of her mom’s death, Alisha reflects on how the battle with cancer brought out the best in her mom, and those around her – giving the world so much more than cancer could ever take away.

The Valentine’s Challenge

Special days are difficult for the grieving. Valentine’s Day is a particular challenge for those who have lost a spouse or partner. Author Bill Cushnie discusses coping ideas to help widows and widowers get through a day that celebrates relationships and romance.

Dreams and Nightmares

Author Bill Cushnie discusses how dreams and nightmares provide an opportunity for us to explore feelings around our grief and loss, as well as provide comfort.

Grief Myths and Realities

There are three common myths as it relates to grieving children. Author Bill Cushnie discusses these myths, as well as the three realities we must accept to help our children heal.

The Importance of Discussing Loss with Your Children Over Time

At the time of the death, our children may be quite young. Author Lynne Hughes discusses the importance of continuing to revisit and reprocess how the death occurred with our children, as their age provides a new level of understanding.

What Grieving Teens Want Parents to Know

From the mouths of bereaved teens: they tell us what they want their parents to know… including what not to say, and what not to do.

Jill Fitzgerald

Jill Fitzgerald Jill FitzGerald, LCSW – Jill has a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor of Social Work from James Madison University. She has worked in both in-patient and out-patient psychiatric settings with experience in individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Jill has been in private practice since 1991 and developed […]