Support and Encouragement

A Heart for Others

There is much hardship in the world. That certain “been through it” look can be detected in the eyes of pain ravaged people everywhere. It is captured in Photo Journalist’s depictions of starving children with their bloated bellies, or in the aftermath of national disasters and catastrophes, with people tearfully sifting through the rubble of destroyed homes. Lobbies of emergency...

Dying Words

“You see my calamity, and are afraid.” Dying Words: These are the words of Job to his friends. Job’s friends made great efforts to solve and explain Job’s suffering. Job saw through the thin veil of their compassion to the naked fear shivering beneath. We want there to be explanations for the bad things that happen to good people. In...

Children and Grief: What They Know, How They Feel, How to Help.

Early intervention during times of loss and grief helps keep children psychologically healthy and prevents the development of later emotional problems.  Understanding the stages of grief can help caregivers provide quality care to children. Caregivers never want young children to have to learn about death. They want to protect children from pain and loss. But, child care professionals cannot shelter...

Seven Things You Can Do to Help a Grieving Co-Worker

Here are seven things to consider in supporting someone you work with who is mourning the death of a loved one, and help him/her adjust to the loss. The funeral or graveside service is over and someone you work with is back on the job. Is there anything you can you do to help the person in the transition he...

10 Ways to Manage Grief During Holidays and Special Events

10 Ways to Manage Grief During Holidays and Special Events: Anticipation of a holiday after loss and what is expected is almost always worse than actually experiencing the day. There are many unrealistic expectations at holiday time. Here are 10 things you can do, that have been used by others through the years, which will help you manage grief and reduce...

Is Grieving Ever Over? Will Grief End?

When someone we love dies, or we lose something we cherish, a void is left that feels as though it can never be filled. We may try everything from therapy to self-medication, but the agony is still there. Is grieving ever over, or is it something that persistently remains, despite our efforts to get past it? Grief, unfortunately, isn’t something...

Teaching Children About Death

Teaching children about death provides the parent an exceptional opportunity to get the true information out to the child regarding the situation itself, and emotions. The truth is that many children, both young and teenage years, often perceive death much differently than adults expect. Some children actually build up anger, which then manifests itself in temper tantrums or violence. However,...

Be a Valentine to Someone In Need

Valentine’s Day is an exciting holiday to celebrate for many people. It is a time when people demonstrate their love and kindness to those that are closest to them. All ages celebrate the special occasion. I remember at a young age writing my name on Valentine’s Day cards and handing them out to my classmates at school. I also remember...

Life Is Too Short To Tolerate Such A Small Negligible Things!

People who bring you down. – Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and like minded. A work environment or career field you hate. – Don’t settle on the first or second career field you dabble in. Keep searching. Eventually you will find work you love to do. If you catch...