grief

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...

Loss of a Child: Grounded By Fog.

The loss of a child. The loss of a child is so overwhelming and counter to nature that your shattered heart will struggle to accept it. The initial response to the loss is shock. You may feel numb, disoriented, confused, panicky, even paralyzed. Shock is a built-in response that can actually cushion the inevitable blow by blocking some of the...

Life is Short: Transitioning from Loss to Gain

Transitioning from Loss to Gain I did not understand loss. Transitioning the grief and heartache of losing a mother prematurely to Cancer into an opportunity for growth and reflection on what’s important in life. As the youngest of four daughters, I still to this day feel that I lost my Mom well before I was fully an adult.  In her...

When Pets Lose their Pet Pals — Do They Grieve too?

Grieving over the death of pet is a sad thing for humans, but, do the pet’s pals also grieve over their loss? Find out how you can help your pet through this difficult time. It will not only help your pet, but yourself, too. Oh, so you think your pet isn’t human? You think humans are the only ones that...

Coping With Death – How to Deal With the Loss Of A Loved One

Death is a natural occurrence, a passageway. Death is one of the most painful truths of life. People have their own ways of coping up with this fact. However, many people are not able to deal with it easily. People are swept by many emotions like anger, shock and remorse when the death of their loved one happens. The best...

Benefits of Sharing Grief with Your Child

Grief often isolates parents from their children.  There is a false belief that children need to be protected and left in their innocence for as long as possible. Such an attitude can have devastating effects on the chidrens’ development and the parent- child relationship. Talking and sharing grief and loss makes it normal, boosts the resilience of children and teaches...

Grieving a Child, Son or Daughter

Losing a child is one of life’s biggest tragedies. All that promise, all those hopes, all those possibilities for a bright and successful future disappear in an instant. Whether you’ve lost a young child or a young adult child, the feeling of loss cuts deep.  We are simply not programmed to deal with the death of a child. We accept...