Posts Tagged ‘life loss’

10 Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day After He Has Died

Not just for fathers, Father’s Day is a day for us to honor and acknowledge all of the supportive men, fathers, and others in our lives. Planning to celebrate Father’s Day, after your father has died, can feel challenging at times. Thankfully, there isn’t one “right way” to celebrate and you get to decide what…

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11 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day After She Has Died

Mother’s Day isn’t just a day for moms, it’s a day for us to celebrate and appreciate all of the wonderful women, mothers, and others in our lives. Choosing how to celebrate Mother’s Day, when your mother is no longer living, can feel challenging. There are so many ways to observe Mother’s Day. Many of…

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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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Understanding Loss & Grief as a Caregiver

Being there for a loved one when they need us is a matter of both privilege and overwhelm. It feels rewarding to be able to serve your loved ones, but the role of a caregiver can often feel like an emotional rollercoaster. Caregiving can be isolating or demanding, straining on your limited resources (financial or…

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7 of The Best Streaming TV Shows To Watch When Grieving

Grief can sometimes feel lonely, especially when there aren’t people around you who may understand what you’re going through. Seeing other people’s grief experiences, even in a fictional setting, may help you better understand and learn about your own grief, and may even provide you with a sense of feeling seen and understood. Everyone will…

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Recommended Winter Reading: Coping With Grief & Loss

Whether you’re experiencing a newer loss or have been coping with one for some time, it’s easy to feel alone and silenced by our personal pain and trauma. In the midst of it all, it can be helpful to learn about shared grief journeys, true stories of loss from others, and how they’re getting by…

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How to Choose a Grief Support Group

Grief support groups can be a wonderful, therapeutic way to find outside support, connect with others who will understand what you’re experiencing, and learn about new coping strategies as you work through your grief. When led by qualified licensed professionals, online grief support groups, in particular, can be a great way to stay emotionally connected…

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Why Grief Counseling Works

Every person will experience some form of grief in their lifetime. Whether it’s losing a beloved friend or family member; the loss of a job, career, pet, or way of life, grief takes on many forms and it often looks and feels different for everyone. While the causes and experiences of grief may differ for…

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Religious Rituals–Catholicism, Judaism, Islam

For many people who’ve experienced the death of a loved one, religion can help both find meaning in his or her passing as well as solace in the belief of an afterlife. Different religions have a different interpretation of what happens after death as well as different rituals that are supposed to help both the…

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Religious Rituals–Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism

The way that death is understood in Asian religions is quite different from the way Judeo-Christian culture thinks about death. This difference in perspective leads to dramatically different rituals related to death but also to a generalized difference in the way losses are mourned. There are too many differences between Asian cultures and Western cultures…

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