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about healing from grief and loss

Memory Anchors

It’s fairly common to fear losing memories of a loved one after they’ve died. Bill Cushnie talks about memory anchors and how they can keep us connected to our loved ones.

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A long, slow loss

Is it easier to lose someone quickly or slowly? Author Alisha Krukowski admits that there’s no good way to lose someone you love, and shares the many “little losses” that led up to the final loss of her mother’s death from cancer.

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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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Poetry Heals and Inspires

Poetry often has a unique way of speaking to and from the heart. Author Bill Cushnie shares some reader responses to his previous article on poetry, and invites all readers to share their own poetry and thoughts on grief and healing.

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Resilience Skills to Help Children Deal with Grief and Loss

Many people want to know the best way to help a child with his or her personal tragedy. A good option is for the child to be encouraged to learn resilience skills. The creators of Tool Kits for Kids share an exercise that can help.

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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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A Reason to Run

Running a marathon is a daunting, scary, overwhelming challenge; but it doesn’t compare to the challenges faced by grieving children. Guest Author Erin Love, who lost her father, shares how she took on the challenge of running a marathon and raised enough money to send 10 kids to Comfort Zone Camp.

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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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Finding Comfort Where None is to be Found

When a loved one dies from suicide, it can be difficult to find peace. Questions will remain unanswered, and others may not understand how their words can hurt. Christine Schelling shares some of her journey, faith, and realizations with us.

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Grief in the Workplace

It can be hard to know what to say or do when a coworker experiences a death in their family. While there are no perfect answers, author Alisha Krukowski shares some things you can do (and not do) to make things a little easier on everyone.

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