Category Archives: Advice on Grieving

New Year’s Grieving Resolutions 1.2.20

  There are several suggested New Year’s resolutions for the grieving. This one is from Hospice of the Red River Valley: I resolve to not place time limits on my grief; it will take as long as it takes. I resolve to acknowledge my grief as my own—that it is as individual as I am—and will take

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The Price We Pay for Loving: AfterTalk Inspirational 6.13.19

A week or so ago, we were visiting with friends who I had not seen since my mother’s death in July. I had forgotten that I had not seen them, and so was not prepared for their very kind words when they first saw me and hugged me. So, I thanked them for their words

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There’s Something Ancient about Comforting Grief with Food

                                                                        “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”                                                                        

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Just in Case –Contingency Planning: AfterTalk Inspirational 2.14.19

Just in Case – Contingency planning Editor’s Note: I thought this fascinating article by Tianna Rooney has broad application to grieving, and especially those facing the imminent loss of a loved one. LL By Tianna Rooney, LMFT, PhD Contingency planning is an undeniably useful life skill. Any reputable financial adviser could write this article with

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Better Sleep for the Grieving

The Catharsis of Loss: Tips for Better Sleep After Losing a Loved One by Sara Bailey People have trouble falling asleep for all kinds of reasons: Insomnia, stress, a poor mattress, illness and anxiety are just a few of the most common causes. Grief isn’t often thought as a major factor in sleep deprivation, but

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