Topic: Recent Loss

Faith and Grief: Challenges and Questions

Author Bill Cushnie shares his take on the different spiritual dimensions in the ways we respond to the death of someone we love, whether we consider ourselves religious or not.

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Not All Losses Are The Same

The death of someone we love is always difficult. The circumstances surrounding the loss however are seldom the same. Author Bill Cushnie explores the differences between anticipated and sudden loss, the loss of a young or older loved one, and stigmatized loss.

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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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Finding a Balance: Self Care Quiz

Grievers often spend a lot of time taking care of the “business” of grief, and adjusting to the new responsibilities that follow, and overlook taking care of themselves. Author Patti Cox provides a self care quiz for you to see how well you are doing at finding balance in your life after loss.

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Grief Unrecognized: Loss of a Sibling

So often the death of a sibling is dismissed, unrecognized or even ignored. Author Jill Fitzgerald talks about how our siblings are one of the longest lasting relationships we will ever have. An important relationship and will forever be.

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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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Music and Grief

The teens author Bill Cushnie has worked with at Comfort Zone Camp have taught him the power of music and song in navigating the grief journey. He shares a playlist of songs he and his campers made to use as a part of remembering and healing.

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You Can’t Control the Waves, But You Can Learn How to Surf

The waves of grief following a loss are like the waves crashing in at the shoreline. Author Jill Fitzgerald talks about how to make the choice to ‘learn how to surf’ the waves of grief as a means of empowerment.

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“Do You Have Any Siblings?…”

It’s inevitable… when meeting someone new, Guest Writer Sean Malone is eventually asked if he has any siblings… “Do I really want to get into the story of my brother’s death? Will these new people, who I’ve just met, be able to handle hearing about it? Will I be able to handle telling it for the thousandth time?”

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Regaining Confidence in Life

Losing someone you love can seriously shake your confidence in life. Author Bill Cushnie discusses coping strategies to help regain confidence in life after the loss.

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