Summer Grief … sharp glass can turn into sea glass

A BIG huge hug to all Grief Hope Members! Each season brings its own set of challenges when trying to navigate your way through the tide of grief.  It reminds me of the George Gershwin lyrics, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy …”  While friends and family are having fun on vacation, at the beach …

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I am sorry … volunteers needed for this site PLEASE!

Dear Grief Hope Network members, I apologize for not being active on this site for a few months.  I created this site a in 2011, six years after my husband’s sudden departure to heaven when my son was 4 years old.  God put it on my heart to help others going through the grief process …

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You can still celebrate LOVE on Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day GHN members! I realize you probably don’t feel like there’s anything to celebrate if you’re still grieving the loss of a loved one.  All holidays were bittersweet the first few years after my husband passed away.  But I had to put on a happy face for my young son; I didn’t want …

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New Year’s Resolutions for Grief Relief

Happy New Year, The past year has been hard for members here who have lost a loved one.  I hope the blog posts on the Home Page have been helpful along with the member blogs and discussions in the Forum.  The chat room has been helpful to many going through the grief process as well. …

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Helpful Holiday Tips for Getting Through The Holidays When You Are Grieving

Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season!  This time of year can be difficult if you’re missing a loved one and still grieving.  Below are some tips from Laura at www.EnchantedEssence.Ca  I hope you find the suggestions very helpful.   At Grief Hope Network, we recognize there are several ways to help you feel better …

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Thanksgiving Grief Poem

Celebrating Thanksgiving if you’ve recently lost a loved one can be difficult.  I hope the memories you shared bring you some comfort at this time.  This poem was written by a mother who lost her son.  I hope you find it some inspiration and peace by reading it.   Thanksgiving Grief Poem THANKSGIVING The time …

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Humor & Grief … can they co-exist?

If you are in the early stages of grief, you may think it’s impossible to find anything funny or that you’ll ever be able to laugh again.  I remember those days from over 10 years ago.  But, growing up in a large Irish Catholic family (4 brothers and 3 sisters) there was always something to …

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Coping with Suicide Loss

Like millions of people around the world, I was shocked by the news of Robin Williams’ death a few weeks ago.  It was so heartbreaking to learn that the man who made us laugh by sharing his amazing talent with us for decades, was internally suffering in silence.  I took the news hard as it …

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10 Year Anniversary

August 12th was the 10 year anniversary of my husband’s sudden departure to heaven (that’s what I prefer to call it).  Grief is weird.  A few weeks ago, I remembered that the anniversary was coming up. And then I got busy … and then I got depressed.  For the past week, I felt a heaviness …

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Making Summer Fun Again

Making Summer Fun Again By Alisha Krukowski  Summer is supposed to be a time for sleeping in, daydreaming, and playing outside for hours on end. But the long days can also be a difficult reminder that a loved one is no longer around to share in the fun. Since you and your kids may already be …

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