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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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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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Father’s Day

For many, Father’s Day can be difficult to get through if you have experienced the loss of your father.  I know from first-hand experience.  My son was 4 years old when his father died and I was 9 when my father passed.  What helped my son and I in the first few years was to …

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Mother’s Day

For many of us, Mother’s Day is a difficult time to get through.  Especially, if you’ve lost your mother or wife that you had children with, recently or in the last few years.  It’s also a tough for mother’s who have lost a child or are struggling to have a child.  I’m blessed that my mother is …

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“How to get through grief and loss”

Hello GHN members, The attached article shares some helpful and effective steps on things you can do to help in your grief recovery.  My personal favorites are the advice to Rediscover Exercise – Movement of the body helps “unstick” your grief. And to Give Your Heart a Break – Try to allow yourself times of …

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Families grieve with news no passengers survived

Many people around the world, including myself have waited for daily updates on the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft since March 8th, 2014.  We also grieved with the loved ones of the 239 people on board when it was confirmed yesterday (17 days later) that the aircraft went down in a remote part of the Indian Ocean with no survivors.  …

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Coping with Grief during the Holidays: Do’s and Don’ts

To all Grief Hope Network members, Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season!  All of us realize how difficult this time of year can be.  Below is an article written by licensed therapist, Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW.  I hope you find her suggestions extremely helpful. – Five Do’s 1. Do pace yourself. a. Give yourself time to …

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Help for today & Hope for the Holidays

The holiday season is especially tough for those of us who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Whether it’s your first or your tenth holiday without them, you will be filled with mixed emotions of happy memories and sadness as you still try to enjoy the holidays with friends and family.  The United States suffered …

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