Posts Tagged ‘death’

How to Create Your Own Memory Book After a Loss

Creating a memory book after a loss can serve two primary purposes: It provides the chance to relive the memories you shared with your loved one and enables you to share those memories with others who may be feeling bereaved too. Assembling a scrapbook containing photographs and items associated with your dearly loved friend or…

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How to Find Healing After an Adult Sibling Dies

Everyone experiences grief differently. What we feel internally and how we express it externally all depends on the type of loss we’re dealing with. When it comes to the death of an adult sibling, grief and healing can come in all shapes and sizes. Sibling relationships can be complex, and when someone you have a…

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How the Loss of a Sibling Can Change Family Dynamics

While all families are unique, most families have an established order of operation or the way that they function. In other words, certain family members may take up specific roles and responsibilities. So what do families do when they experience a loss and their whole world changes, and their entire family dynamic shifts? The Ever-Changing…

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Learning to Live After Losing a Sibling

Sibling relationships play a unique role in our lives. Siblings combine the warmth of parenthood with the playfulness of friendship. Our brothers and sisters can often become the first person we confide in, the first relationship we share a solid history with, feel understood by, learn constructive conflict with, and provide emotional support too. They’re…

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Loss and Grief During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a humbling, harrowing experience for people across the planet. We’ve had our lives altered in ways big and small. While hope runs high as vaccine distribution accelerates and a return to a form of normalcy is on the horizon, many are still dealing with loss and grief as the pandemic…

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If you make good choices, bad things won’t happen

One of the more insidious parts of our culture is a tendency to view almost everything as a result of our choices. For example, when good things happen to you, it means you made good choices… but when bad things happen, it’s your fault too. Everyone knows that bad choices can sometimes have consequences. But…

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Grieving The Lives We Had Before COVID-19

Grief is not limited to the death of someone we loved or cared for. Grief can show up in our lives for other things lost like a job, financial security, and an overall way of life. Giving ourselves permission to label the life we had pre-Coronavirus means we then allow ourselves to grieve; to properly…

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Why It’s Okay to Be Angry About Coronavirus and What to Do About It

Anger is defined as a strong feeling that people get when something unfair, painful, or bad happens. It is often considered a secondary emotion because we typically experience anger as a way to protect ourselves from other vulnerable feelings. We usually feel something else first like fear, hurt, rejection, frustration, or sadness. Anger emerges as…

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An Open Letter To Those Grieving a Covid-19 Death

April 2020 Dear Grieving Family and Friends, I know you are in pain. It’s difficult when someone we love dies. And, it is even harder when we don’t get a chance to say goodbye. I am sure it feels like you are surrounded by loss. Everywhere you turn, it’s there. It’s on the TV, it’s…

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