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You’re Not Crazy – You’re Grieving Pt. 1

By Alan Wolfelt | July 24, 2024 | 0 Comments

Part 1: Intense Grief Is Normal and Often Necessary by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. I have been a grief counselor and educator for more than forty years, and that is the most common way in which people describe their early grief to me. They say: “I feel like I’m going crazy.” “I feel like I’m […]

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Keeping Your Loved One’s Memory Alive Every Day

By Katie Brenneman | July 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Losing a loved one is never easy, and there’s no timeline for grief. While being able to move forward is important, you’ll still remember that person every day. The people we love and lose can live in our hearts forever, but we can also ensure their legacy remains for generations to come, providing not only […]

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Journey Through Grief: Mindfulness Techniques for Emotional Recovery

By Camille Johnson | July 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Grief, a profound and often overwhelming emotion, can cloud our thoughts and disrupt our daily lives. Amidst this turbulence, mindfulness practices offer a beacon of calm and clarity. By grounding ourselves in the present moment, we can navigate the depths of sorrow with greater compassion and resilience. In this article, we explore various mindfulness techniques […]

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The Benefits of Giving to Yourself and Others During the Grieving Process

By Beau Peters | July 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Benefits of Giving to Yourself and Others During the Grieving Process Grief is messy. There is no one right way to go through it, and it looks different for everyone. But one thing that seems to be consistent is that many people focus on the person they lost when grieving as opposed to focusing […]

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Will I Ever Know Happiness Again?

By Susan Whitmore | June 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

My daughter Erika died, and I believed that with her went all the happiness and joy life once held. From that place, I didn’t see how it was possible to ever be happy again. Thankfully, I was wrong. Of great concern to many people who are in the initial throes of deep grief is whether […]

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How do caregivers deal with grief after the cared-for dies?

By Elizabeth Smith | June 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Sorrow is a deep emotional experience. Caregivers particularly have a hard time dealing with the death of someone they have cared for. It is usual for caregivers who care for the elderly to develop strong bonds with the people they are caring for. They could be elderly people or someone unwell. Normally, if someone […]

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Father’s Day 2024

By Larry Lynn | June 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

Father’s Day is coming, and we want to share one of the great musical tributes to fatherhood ever written, Dan Fogelberg’s Leader of the Band. There are two versions below. The first is a live performance of the song with an introduction by Fogelberg from an interview. The second is a version with the lyrics. […]

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For Father’s Day..John McCain’s Daughter’s Eulogy

By Larry Lynn | June 5, 2024 | 0 Comments

A bit early, but for Father’s Day, I couldn’t think of a more eloquent statement of love and respect for a father than Meghan’s eulogy of her father–LL Meghan McCain at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC   For video, click HERE “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for, and I hate […]

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“Living Funerals” They Just Might Be Out of Order

By Alan Wolfelt | May 29, 2024 | 1 Comment

by Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD A common media question I have been asked recently is “What do you think about having funerals before the person is dead?” As you probably know, these are often referred to as “living funerals.” Living funerals have been referred to by the media as an “up and coming” trend that […]

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Condolence letters of Presidents: FDR and The Sullivans

By Larry Lynn | May 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

EDITORS NOTE: DURING THIS  MEMORIAL DAY WEEK, WE ARE RE-POSTING THIS IN HONOR OF  ALL THOSE WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THIS NATION. One of the saddest family stories of WWII was the death of the five Sullivan brothers from the USS Juneau in 1942. Below is a their story in brief, and President […]

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