Topic: Childhood Bereavement

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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I Can Still Remember: Revisiting a memory with a lost loved one

After a loss, memories of a person you miss may be triggered in many ways. For Author Elizabeth Sullivan, one of her most vivid memories with her father is revisited every time she hears his favorite song.

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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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Healing through Creativity

Creative expression can be a powerful way to manage the grieving process. Teens in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to submit their works of art and writing that deal with loss and bereavement to the 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the opportunity to earn recognition. Six winners will be selected to receive $1,000 scholarships and top works will be shown as part of annual National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Teen Exhibition in June 2011.

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Poll Result: My Loss Changed Me…

View and comment on the Hello Grief poll results from July/August 2010, which stated: “I think my loss changed me as a person by…”

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Vacationing with your Memory

Blue Point, NY serves as an annual vacation spot for author Elizabeth Sullivan and her family. It’s also a place full of memories of her Dad.

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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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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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