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Good Grief for Valentine’s Day

Part of grieving involves finding new ways to stay connected to the memory of your loved one. Guest Author Kati Rice shares how that has helped her to discover how she’d like to show her love to friends and family who are still here.

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Time Marches On

Right after your loved one dies, everyone reacts strongly, and with sympathy. But after a few months, the rest of the world starts to move on, with or without you. Guest author Kati Rice shares what it was like to recognize this in the months following her father’s death, and how she found ways to move forward herself.

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Guilt and the Emotional Collage

When the opportunity to seek forgiveness or make amends is lost, such as when a person dies, guilt can become a (if not the) dominant feeling in your loss. Author Bill Cushnie shares ideas to help cope with guilt in grief.

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I Will Never Be the Same

“My Dad died from lung cancer when I was 13 years old,” that’s guest writer Danielle Taylor’s “tag line” when people ask about her dad. It sums up all the information they need… but for her, it carries a greater reality she felt when he died – that she will never be the same.

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My Ugly Grief Story

When guest writer Brittany Cole was 14, her father died. All she could think was “oh my gosh, it’s finally over.” Not because he was sick all the time, but because of the verbal and emotional abuse he put her and her family through.

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Two Generations of Sibling Loss

When guest writer Diana Doyle’s 8 year old daughter, Dempsey, began asking questions about her sister who died when Dempsey was a baby, Diana began reflecting on the fact that she and her daughter both lost their sisters. They both know life with sibling loss.

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Missing My Dad, For My Sister

Sometimes it is even more painful to feel the ache of loss on behalf of another person you love. Author Elizabeth Good reflects on how her grief for herself is different than the grief she feels for her sister’s loss of their dad.

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Voicemails

After her mom died, author Alisha Krukwski realized that she didn’t have a single recording of her mom’s voice. She now saves too many voicemails, and talks about the “security blankets” we hang onto after we have lost someone.

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Black Holes and Ice Cream Cones

Guest writer Alan Silberberg talks about the summer when he was 9 years old, the summer that changed his life forever… the summer his Mom died and the word “normal” was removed from his vocabulary.

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Poetry as a Healing Power in Grief

Author Bill Cushnie talks about the healing power of poetry in the grief process, and share excerpts from some of his favorite grief and healing related poems.

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