Taking Death to Parties
We hope you find this post by Maryanne Pope useful; Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and the author of “A Widow’s Awakening.”
Okay, I will keep this grief-related blog short – partly because people’s attention spans this time of year are remarkably short (and I speak from experience on this) but mostly because the message I have to communicate (also learned from experience, unfortunately) is REALLY important.
If you have recently lost a loved one and this is your first Christmas without that person:
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Coincidence or Connection
Coincidence or Connection – How Grief Can Awaken Our Capacity to Notice Connections Between Seemingly Unrelated Events
Have you ever experienced an event that struck you as just a bit odd at the time – and then something else happens later and you look back on that original event and can’t help but wonder if it was connected in some way?
Some call it coincidence. But I’m really starting to wonder if these seemingly random events are connected in some way – ...Continue Reading ?
Time heals …
Those of us who grieve the loss of someone we dearly loved are often reassured by others that “time heals all wounds.” Our own life experience speaks to the truth of that statement, yet there are things to consider and validate. First and foremost, we know of course that time itself does not heal but rather what goes on during this time and what we choose to do with this time is the real healing agent.
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Helping a Newly Bereaved Person…
Excerpts and very useful tips from an article by John Kennedy Saynor, Genenis Bereavement Resources
WHAT DOESN’T HELP?
Avoiding the bereaved
It may seem obvious that if you want to help, you don’t avoid. People use all sorts of excuses: “I don’t know what to say”, “I didn’t know them that well” or “I may upset them if I break down”. Meanwhile the bereaved are saying, “Where are all the people I thought were going to help?”
Being afraid to shed tears with the bereaved
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Getting on With Life After a Partner Dies
Jane Brody writes about the challenges of juggling yard work, finances and home repairs after the death of her husband Richard in March.
Every year millions are thrust into the role of widow and widower, forced to learn how to cope on their own, after many years of sharing life’s chores with another. Some have the help of grown children or friends who live nearby, but even they are often faced with tackling tasks their late spouses had done.
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Grief and Loss during the holiday season
The holiday season, from the first decoration put up in your local store until the ball drops on New Years, is an extremely emotional time. Whether the grief is recent or years past, the holidays seem to bring it all to a front. Finding the understanding and support you need is important during this time. Turn to friends and family if you can or find a local bereavement centre near you, you can ask your doctor or search online or contact ...Continue Reading ?