Articles

about healing from grief and loss

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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Video: When People Say Mean Things

Sometimes intentionally, sometimes on accident… either way, painful comments will be made after you’ve had a loss. In this video, three teens share their stories of insensitive comments and how they responded.

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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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Teens’ Talk About the Dreaded Question

Teens answer the question: Whenever I meet someone new and they ask me about my loved one, I never know what to say. Any suggestions?

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Significant Emotional Experiences

Trauma, such as grief, is a horrific emotional experience—a negative multisensory overload that can affect us physically, mentally, and psychologically. But, Author Pete Shrock talks about how the affect of a negative Significant Emotional Experiences in the past, can be balanced out by a continued flow of positive and present experiences.

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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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Seven Years Later

Seven years after her Dad’s unexpected death, 18 year-old guest writer Samantha Halle talks about how grief is no longer all-consuming; instead, it’s the unexpected “little things” within which grief hides.

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Faith and Spirituality in the Face of Loss

When someone we love dies, it is inevitable that questions of faith and spirituality arise. For some faith is challenged, for some it is dashed, for some it is a comfort, and for some it is a new exploration. Author Bill Cushnie suggests actions that are helpful in supporting the spiritual side of the grief journey.

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