Articles

about healing from grief and loss

We Are Family

Comfort Zone Camp volunteer Colleen Wilson tells us how camp helped both her and her sister to heal after her mom’s death. After experiencing the impact of a camp weekend, they both decided to join the Grief Relief Team to help give other kids and teens the opportunity to heal and grow.

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The Number Of Plates On Our Table

After her brother died, guest author Crystal sometimes forgot he was gone, and set a place for him at the table. She tells us how these little things can bring back your grief, and how your family can find new ways to fill the table with love.

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Moving Through Tragedy

Following school shootings or other public tragedies, we watch tv, we read the online updates, we look at countless photos that had no business being made public in the first place. In trying to make sense of something senseless, we often find ourselves surrounded by sorrow. Author Alisha Krukowski shares thoughts on some different approaches we may wish to take as we find our way towards healing.

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The Fine Line Between Hope and Panic

After her mom died, guest author Camila Martin felt a lot of pressure from others about how she should act and what she should feel. She tells us how her grief left her bouncing between competing emotions, and how she has moved towards a place of balance.

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The Things I Keep

When someone loses a child, they may hang onto items that don’t seem to make sense, or hold any special meaning. Family and friends may need to understand that even the most mundane of items can hold special memories for a parent after their child has died. Guest Author Rachel Reynolds tells us which of her daughter’s seemingly random belongings will likely always have space in her home.

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Home For The Holidays

How will you celebrate Christmas now that your loved one won’t be there to fill his or her role in your family tradition? Guest author Samantha Sage tells about the “Dad Tree” she and her kids decorate every year, as they celebrate the memory of an amazing man.

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Finding New Ways To Celebrate

Under even the best of circumstances, the holidays can bring expectations, stress, and disappointment. For those who are grieving, these months may also be heavy with uncertainty, bittersweet memories, and worry about what to do, who to be, in this new and changed holiday season. Guest author Jana DeCristofaro shares thoughts on how to mindfully move through this season in unity with your family.

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Holidays and Celebrating Those We’ve Lost

Popular culture tells us we are supposed to be cheery, warm and joyful with family and friends at the holidays. Author Bill Cushnie knows that our lives change when we lose someone we love and our experience associated with the holidays changes as well. Some lovely ideas on how to celebrate while acknowledging what we have lost.

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Grief Decision 2012

Thinking of the election process has Author Alisha Krukowski thinking that there are some pretty cool things about grief. Like the fact that each of us gets to choose each day, each moment, how we want to move forward in our personal walk with grief. No one else gets a vote, and we can change our minds any time we want.

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Getting Used To The Weirdness

There are just some things you can’t possibly anticipate after the death of a spouse. The odd decisions and conversations you never imagined would be part of your life. Guest author Emily Clark shares some of her strangest moments…and tells why they no longer strike her as odd.

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