Author: Hello Grief

Running Toward a Solution

The longer the run, the better the outcome. I choose to run – not in an attempt to run from conflict – but toward a better solution.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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