Author: Lynne B. Hughes

Healing by Reconnecting

After losing her mother at 9 and father at 12, Author Lynne Hughes became used to losing important people in her life. She talks about how reconnecting with friends and family from her past has opened new doors to healing, decades after her loss.

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How Did GRIEF Get an Expiration Date?

Author Lynne Hughes dispels the myth that grief has a 6-12 month expiration date. She talks about how it’s important and healthy to allow yourself (and/or the grieving people in your lives) the opportunity to grieve years later.

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Childhood Loss: The Untold Burden

One in seven children will lose a parent or sibling before age 20 according to new national research conducted by Comfort Zone Camp. Founder and author, Lynne Hughes discusses the lifelong impact of childhood bereavement.

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Grief is…

There is no single definition of grief. It feels different to each person who experiences it. It changes from day to day, month to month, and year to year. Author Lynne Hughes shares definitions of grief given by teenagers for her book You Are Not Alone.

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The Importance of Discussing Loss with Your Children Over Time

At the time of the death, our children may be quite young. Author Lynne Hughes discusses the importance of continuing to revisit and reprocess how the death occurred with our children, as their age provides a new level of understanding.

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Dealing with “You Should Be Over It By Now.”

Author Lynne Hughes talks about society’s pressure to “get over,” heal,” or “move on” from grief within a certain timeframe. The truth is – grief is a lifelong journey.

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Am I “Over It?”

Lynne Hughes’ reflects on her mother’s 36th death anniversary. Her mother died when she was 9. Is she “over it?” Her answer: yes, and no.

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Dating Again as a Parent

Author Lynne Hughes talks about when the times comes – dating again as a parent. When to start, what to look out for, and how to discuss it with your children.

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