Articles

about healing from grief and loss

Personal Growth Following a Loss: One Parent’s Story

Guest author David Roberts reflects on post-traumatic growth and how he came to a place where he could decide to thrive and not just survive following his daughter’s death.

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My Life As An Analytical Griever

Guest author Emily Clark reflects on how being an intellectual helped – and sometimes hindered – her healing.

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Taking Care of Yourself Helps You Grieve

Guest Author Emily Clark shares how making self-care a priority was a game changer in her grief journey.

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Keeping Our Center Throughout Our Grief Journey

Having lost three loved ones to suicide, guest author Catherine Greenleaf has learned that finding and keeping balance after a loss can make all of the difference in healing and moving forward.

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The “Me” Before

Obviously, we are forever changed when we lose someone we love, but sometimes we suddenly and unexpectedly come face to face with our previous selves. Our guest author reflects on a recent experience with friends during which she realized just how much she and life have changed since she lost her son.

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Memories and Emotions

Poetry can capture and convey intense feelings and emotions. Author Bill Cushnie shares two short grief and loss-related poems and his thoughts on the healing wisdom that can be extracted from them.

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A Different Kind of Valentine

Alisha’s mom died on February 13th, 2007. Valentine’s Day Eve. She tells us how she was planning (or rather not planning) for Valentine’s Day to come and go as usual this year when her mom’s memory came knocking softly at her heart. Mom loved holidays, loved the idea of spreading cheer and love and chocolate. She felt something different this year. She felt challenged to reclaim this day.

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Love Letters

What would you say to your deceased spouse if you could tell him or her anything? We all lay awake at night muttering into the darkness lost words meant for them. Guest author Emily Clark tells us how writing to her husband helps her to still feel a sense of connection.

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The Hole Left By Grief

Grief can be an ugly thing.There is no way to sugar coat it. What kids feel is real and raw. Samantha Sage talks about life as a widow, and how Comfort Zone Camp helped her family to find healing.

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Real Men Grieve

Grief is talked about more openly now than in the past, but nobody really speaks to men on this. Specifically, men don’t speak to men about this. Guest author Erik S. tells us how losing his daughter showed him how little support was out there for grieving dads.

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