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Ten Reasons Why I Want to Talk About Death 

by Elaine Voci There are a lot of people who shy away from any talk about death; they think such conversations are “morbid” and don’t serve any purpose other than to make people feel uncomfortable.  They are reluctant to accept the impermanence of life which shows us that nothing lasts forever, nor is it meant

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Grieving Process and Pets: a different kind of Loss?

The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.  Robert Brault As one who for many years has supported bereaved animal lovers as well as people mourning the loss of human loved ones, I’m often asked how losing a pet might differ from losing

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Grief: Understanding The Process

[Editor:] Today’s post is by Marty Tousley, a richly experienced grief counselor and author. You can read all about her here: http://www.griefhealing.com/about.htm   Grief will make a new person out of you, if it doesn’t kill you in the making. ~ Stephanie Ericsson Few of us are prepared to face the excruciating pain associated with the death

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A Grieving Daughter’s Father’s Day Tribute

NOTE: This is the second of two posts by Caitlin about Father’s Day Dear Dad, As more distance comes between the present and the time of your death, I get worried. For me, time will always bend so that you were here just yesterday. However, as I get older, I surround myself with more and

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Grief Counseling at its Best: How ADEC Can Help

Lisa and I just returned from the annual meeting of ADEC, the Association for Death Education and Counseling. This was our first time, and we were enormously impressed. ADEC is an international, professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence and recognizing diversity in death education, care of the dying, grief counseling and research in thanatology. Based on quality research,

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