Articles

about healing from grief and loss

Find Your Rock

When you are grieving, or going through any life challenge, it’s important to find your rock. Guest author Audrey Wauchope’s rock is quite literally a rock…in the middle of Central Park.

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A Comfort Zone Camp Review

Thanks to Travis for sharing this in-depth review of his first experience with Comfort Zone Camp, and what it was like getting support while grieving the loss of his sister and grandfather.

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Connections and Growth at the NAGC

Each year for three days, hundreds of bereavement professionals gather for the annual National Alliance for Grieving Children convention. Author Alisha Krukowski shares her experience, and the fresh ideas she took home from this year’s event.

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When a Teen or Child Loses a Loved One to Suicide

When a teen or child experiences the death of someone they love, it can be traumatizing. When the death is a result of a suicide, the trauma takes on a different hue, and some different fears and emotions may surface. Our friends at www.save.org offer some helpful thoughts and tips in helping young people to cope with a suicide loss.

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The Lead Jacket

Guest author Kelly Buckley shares with us: No matter what the season, or what the fashion magazines say about this year’s hottest looks, there is one item I will always have in my closet. My lead jacket of grief. Sometimes, regardless of the day or time, I will put it on and allow myself to once again feel the pains of my tremendous loss.

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Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day can be a rough holiday when you feel like you are the only one without a dad. Hello Grief’s Alisha Krukowski offers a few suggestions on how to create your own new traditions to remember and celebrate your dad on Father’s Day.

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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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7 Ways Grief Has Changed Me

Our grief can change us in ways we sometimes don’t recognize or appreciate. Our guest author shares 7 ways grief over her son’s death changed her, and molded her into a new person.

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