Topic: Recent Loss

Navigating Your Grief Journey

Before we decide where we’re going, we have to understand and accept where we are. Author Bill Cushnie poses the questions: How do we navigate our way during our journey? How do we reevaluate and set our new courses? What can we learn from where we are now?

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Before and After

It’s funny how one thing can change the course of our grief, and help us to manage feelings of guilt and isolation. Teen guest author Samantha Worman shares her feelings after her father’s death, and also her feelings after her first time at Comfort Zone Camp.

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Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Many of us have questioned our words or actions after a loved one has died. Guest author Kelly Buckley reminds us that we can either spend our energy rehashing the past, or put our energy towards positive growth in our present.

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What Happens After the Sudden Death of a Friend or Classmate

Most teenagers think they are invincible. Nothing will happen to me or to my friends; that stuff only happens to other teens and I will only see it TV. But what happens if you get that shocking phone call or read on Facebook, that a friend or a classmate passed away?

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I’d Rather Live for Two

Instead of feeling guilty for living beyond your loved one, you can choose to live more fully to celebrate their memory and your own life. Guest Author Danielle Taylor shares how traveling to Italy, parasailing, and swimming with dolphins have helped her to live her life as a celebration of her father.

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The 6 Black Boxes – A Military Widow’s View

A military widow writes about receiving the six black boxes of her husband’s belongings after his death in combat. Originally shared on the American Widow Project by founder Taryn Davis.

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I Love You, But I Hate the Choices You Made

Author Alisha Krukowski lost her cousin due to choices he made in the midst of his grief. She writes about how it took her a long time to come to terms with the fact that she could love her cousin, but hate his choices. In the end, an ugly death should not overshadow a beautiful life.

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No Thank You: New Rules About Thank You Notes After the Death of a Loved One

Guest writer Catherine Tidd writes about a trend she hopes will catch on… the non-expectation for Thank You notes for gifts received after the death of a loved one.

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The Power of Listening

While searching for the right words of comfort to say to a fellow widow, guest writer Catherine Tidd realized she didn’t need to say anything at all. Everyone just wants to tell their stories, and we just need to listen.

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Wedding Dress Shopping… With Dad

Beneath all of the sadness, there are some funny things that happen when people you love die, but sometimes it’s hard to see the humor right away. Author Alisha Krukowski shares one such story that took place as she shopped for wedding dresses soon after she lost her mother.

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