Topic: Recent Loss

Before and After: How One Teen Is Coping After the Loss of Her Dad

On April 14, 2010 at 8 p.m. EST/PT, Sesame Street will air a primetime one hour special, “When Families Grieve,” featuring Katie Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets.

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CBS Morning News: How Children Grieve

Video from CBS Morning News: A death becomes all the more difficult when there are children in the family. Katie Couric gives a helping hand to kids and parents grappling with death.

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Survive the Rocky, Enjoy the Smooth

Author Bill Cushnie shares an excerpt that beautifully answers the ‘why?’ in life. Reminding us that with family and friends, we can survive the rocky and enjoy the smooth.

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Negative Beliefs We Can Change

Guest Writer and psychotherapist, Dr. Mike Dow explores the three common negative beliefs that follow the untimely death of a parent. Dr. Dow explains that we have control of changing these beliefs, leaving us happier and more peaceful in our grief and healing.

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Two Big Questions: Why and How

When grieving the death of a loved one, two types of questions emerge: Why? and How? Author Bill Cushnie says while often there are not satisfactory answers to the Why? questions, the How? questions help us heal and move forward in our grief journeys.

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When Someone You Love Loses Someone They Love

Author Alisha Krukowski talks about what “the right thing to do” is when someone you love loses someone they love.

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Grieving the Difficult Relationship

“What I really wanted to say was…” Not all relationships are conflict-free, yet the unspoken rule of grief is “you don’t speak ill of the dead.” Author Jill Fitzgerald talks about grieving the difficult relationship. The one where we still had unfinished business, or our memories, and feelings toward the person who passed aren’t all pleasant.

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The Beauty of Falling Apart

Reflecting back on her mother’s memorial service, Alisha Krukowski talks about how often we try to “keep it together” for other people, or for ourselves, when all we really need to do is let go, and feel, and hurt, and crumble.

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Taking the Risk to Talk About Your Loss

It is difficult to heal from loss without allowing yourself to mourn, and talk about your grief openly. Author Bill Cushnie explains how sharing your loss with others will help you better understand your own thoughts and feelings.

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Turning to Friends to Aid with Grief

After a loss, your friends and family want to help, but don’t necessarily know what to do, nor do they necessarily offer the same support skill sets. Author Patti Cox talks about the three support roles people play, and how it’s important to give your friends/family permission and guidance on how they can help.

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