Articles

about healing from grief and loss

Columns of Support

They say that tragedy brings out the best and the worst of people. Now, 15 years after the deaths of my parents in an automobile accident, I have a hard time remembering most of the “worsts.” One of the “bests” is still crystal clear: the realization of the healing power of love and friendship. My […]

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After Years of Anticipatory Grief

Fear of loss no longer holds me in such a tight grip.

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A Father’s Perspective: How Early and Later Grief Are Different

Based on my own experiences, I would like to illustrate some differences I have discovered between the early and later stages of my journey, using specific essentials that I believe are common to the experience of all bereaved individuals.

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Saving Lives with Red Light Cameras

In our own time of great sorrow solace is found in the opportunity to fill other hearts with hope.

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The Importance of Community in a Child’s Healing

Camps and bereavement groups are not the only places to create a sense of belonging. Online forums and websites such as Hello Grief allow kids to creatively express themselves. These virtual communities are just as important. They are always there — day or night.

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Weathering the Fog

Jordan Langley article

Learning how to handle the outcome of her father’s death has helped Jordan overcome the gray fog that initially consumed her life.

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Teens Asked to Help Driver Safety Awareness

Teens can celebrate safe driving and bring Kelly Clarkson to their school.

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Getting “Closer” … When You Thought it was Already “Closed”

Write a letter

I challenge you to write to your loved ones. You may come out with lighter heart by letting go of something you didn’t know you were holding on to.

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Learning from the Mistakes of Others

To honor their lives I choose to advocate for yours, in hopes that when you read my sister’s story that there will be one less name on the side of the road.

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Finding My Stride

Rachel North, running

Records and medals will never bring Dad back. I’ve accepted that. However, living life to my greatest potential and sharing his stories will keep Dad’s memory alive – and that is a beautiful thing.

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