Topic: Child Loss

Hope for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The holidays can be an especially difficult time of year for those who are grieving. Author Patti Cox writes about how to cope when everyone around you seems happy and full of holiday cheer, making you want to just skip the holidays all together.


Grief in the News: July 25

When looking for words of advice after the loss of a loved one, help can come from a grief counselor, friend or even someone anonymous.


Grief in the News: July 10

Handling grief is a challenge, especially when people think they have to go through it alone. Truth is, there are plenty of support groups where you can grieve and cope with other individuals who have experienced the same thing. Here are a couple of headlines that talk about how to cope:


Traditions Died Too

Bart Sumner, holidays

It was important that even though we knew nothing would be the same, we attempt to give our daughter as close to a regular holiday season as we could manage.


Hope and Clarity in the Middle of Nowhere

Hope Clarity Middle of Nowhere

In the quiet of nowhere, we learn to trust our intuition and inner voice. In the middle of nowhere, the process of transformation begins.


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.


Pedaling with Grief

Jen Charrette

Cycling is a place where I can connect my mind, body, and spirit. I need it as much as I need food and water or as much as others need daily grief counseling.


Birthdays and the “Could Have Beens”

Bart Sumner - birthdays

I should try to just celebrate that 14 years ago in my history, a young man came into this world who would change who I was, what I would become. His life continues to shape me, and will for as long as I draw breath in this wonderful and horrible thing we call life.


Personal Growth Following a Loss: One Parent’s Story

Guest author David Roberts reflects on post-traumatic growth and how he came to a place where he could decide to thrive and not just survive following his daughter’s death.


The “Me” Before

Obviously, we are forever changed when we lose someone we love, but sometimes we suddenly and unexpectedly come face to face with our previous selves. Our guest author reflects on a recent experience with friends during which she realized just how much she and life have changed since she lost her son.

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