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Global Grief after Orlando Tragedy

Dear Fellow Grief Hope Network Members, HUGE HUG to you at this time.  As you know, the city of Orlando, the United States and the world are in mourning over the loss of 49 people and injury of 48 others on June 12th.  Our hearts are broken and we have empathy for all those left …

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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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Happy Thanksgiving!

  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.  At Grief Hope Network, we recognize there are several ways to help you feel better in the grief recovery process. Many people don’t feel comfortable …

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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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