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GRIEF & THE HOLIDAY

Warm wishes to everyone for a wonderful holiday season.  I hope this article from www.Grief.com is helpful to you at this time: “Holidays are time spent with loved ones” was imprinted on our psyche from a young age. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share …

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9-11 United in Courage & Grief

Everyone in the U.S. and around the world probably remembers the exact circumstances of when they heard of the tragedy that happened on 9/11.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years already.  At times, it still feels like it just recently happened.  The September 11 attacks killed 2,977 people and injured more than 6,000 others. …

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Saying the Right Things When You Offer Sympathy

What do you say to your best friend when his father dies? How do you comfort your cousin who has lost a spouse? And what words can comfort a parent who has lost their child? These are common thoughts for anyone when trying to decide how to offer sympathies to a grieving family member or …

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Self love on Valentine’s Day

I remember the first few Valentine’s Days after my husband were difficult to get through.  The first 2 years, my sister-in-law anonymously had flowers delivered to me from my husband in heaven.  While she meant well, it freaked me out at first until I realized she was behind it … Now Valentine’s Day is a …

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New Year’s Resolutions for Grieving

Happy New Year! You have my sincere empathy for grieving the loss of your loved one over the holidays.   I hope the fun and loving memories you shared brought some comfort to you.  New Year’s resolutions are nothing new; we’ve all made them (and broke them!) for years.  The attached article gives suggestions to …

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Tips for coping over the Holidays

As we all know, the holidays will be hard if you’re grieving the loss of a loved one.  I hope the fun and loving memories you shared will bring some comfort to you.  The attached article gives 64 suggestions to not only survive the holidays, but maybe even thrive.  64 is overwhelming, but if you …

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Grief Is a Healthy, Helpful Choice

Grief Is a Healthy, Helpful Choice BY RICK WARREN — OCTOBER 14, 2015 For over 20 years, I have been blessed to be a member of Saddleback Church led by Pastor Rick Warren.  Like all members here, Rick, his wife Kay and their family have gone through the loss of their loved ones, including their …

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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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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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