Articles

about healing from grief and loss

What I Didn’t See Coming

We try our best to comfort those who grieve, based on what we think they may be feeling. Guest Author Stephanie Bullard shares that the actual experience is many faceted, and often includes some unexpected moments and realities of grief.

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College Without Dad

Going to college is a transition, and once you’re there you can’t just blow off your feelings of grief. Guest author Samantha Worman feels that it’s a blessing and a curse to come into a new place with no one knowing who you are, or who you’ve lost.

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How To Acknowledge Their “Death-versary”

What do you call the date your loved one died? What word describes what was likely the worst day of your life, and how do you go about deciding what to do on that day? As she crosses the one year mark of her fiance Zach’s death, guest author Krista Brenner shares the choices she’s made on this journey she never planned for.

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“You’re Not Normal”

When our life has been devastated by grief, the “you’re not normal” critics come out in force. Guest author Maureen Hunter reminds us that as we find ways to navigate losses we never thought we’d face, our thoughts and actions are likely pretty darn normal after all.

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The Tigger In All Of Us

Actions of love many times speak louder than words. Throughout our grief journeys, sometimes we just need a reassuring touch to let us know that there is hope, and that we can transcend the most painful of tragedies. Sometimes others need the same from us.

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Describe Comfort Zone in One Word

This is an awesome video. Campers, volunteers, and Comfort Zone staff tell us what camp means to them in one word. Well, most of them do it in one word!

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Grief vs. Depression

Sometimes, grief can lead to depression. But in and of itself, grief is a natural response to loss, something you need to do in order to heal your broken heart. Guest author Kelly Buckley believes that grief is not necessarily something that needs to be medicated because a physician doesn’t know what to say and wants to find solutions for you.

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Life After Our Mom Was Murdered

Murder. It’s unimaginable, until it happens to your family. Three siblings talk about the night their mom was murdered, and how it impacted them then and now. They teach us that you can grieve in your own way, while working as a family to find healing.

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After My Father Died

When a parent dies, sadness and grief will follow. But for some teens, the sadness can manifest into something larger, something darker. One brave young woman tells the story of her own grief, and the choices she made to help herself heal.

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A Widow Answers The Questions You’re Too Polite To Ask

You know those way too personal questions you’ve always secretly wanted to ask a widow who has started dating again? You’re in luck – guest author Emily Clark has been asked them all, and decided to answer some of them here for us.

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