Linda Donovan

Linda Donovan is an award-winning author, grief support advocate, and communications expert. She has been leading grief support groups for her local hospice for more than a decade. Linda became very involved as a hospice volunteer after experiencing how their team provided so much assistance to her family before and after the death of her husband Paul from cancer. Linda’s latest book, Beyond Loss in a Pandemic: Find Hope and Move Through Grief After Someone Close to You Dies, is her third book to help people cope with grief and rebuild their lives after loss. Linda is the co-author of Tech Grief: Survive and Thrive Through Career Losses, which won a Writer’s Digest Award, and author of After Loss: Hope for Widows, Widowers and Partners. Linda taught writing courses at three universities and has been a featured speaker at webinars, book clubs, hospice and community gatherings, and technology conferences.

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Dealing with emotional triggers after loss: weddings, birthdays, and other events

Dealing with emotional triggers after loss — weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other events The first year after a loss is particularly difficult because you’re bombarded with so many changes, and you’re not sure how certain milestones (your anniversary, birthdays, holidays, etc.) or other situations will become emotional triggers. If you’re prepared, however, you can turn …

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How to take control and experience happiness again by getting organized and setting goals after loss

How to take control and experience happiness again by getting organized and setting goals after loss Getting organized can help you focus on what’s important after loss. You may have your own approach to getting started. For some reason, whenever I experience any type of loss (not necessarily related to the death of someone), one …

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How to cope with guilt and regrets and feel better over time by Linda Donovan

How to cope with guilt and regrets and feel better over time: Feeling guilty and having regrets can happen before and after a loss. This is where the if-only and what-if statements are common. You may try unsuccessfully and illogically to bargain with a higher power, by saying out loud, “What if I give up …

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