Therapeutic Tools

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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Scheduled Chat Room Sessions

Please check under EVENTS on the Home page for the days and times of scheduled chat room sessions. Of course you can use the chat room at anytime.   But, we have found that having scheduled chat room times makes it easier for members to connect with each other. There is a different time for …

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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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H.O.P.E. = Hold On Pain Ends

In the early days after my husband died, I remember desperately wanting to feel a sense of hope that my 4 year old son and I would survive the loss.  Feeling a sense of hope that I might begin to feel a little better tomorrow, is what got me through.  My goal for Grief Hope Network is to provide a little …

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Beautiful love/grief quotes and Images

I found these and thought it would be nice to share them with you.  I hope they bring you comfort as they did to me. 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 in sharing their feelings with …

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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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Finding Treasure in Darkness

Greetings Grief Hope Network Members, I hope you have been enjoying the recent posts of pastor Rick Warren’s 6 part series titled, “Getting Through What You’re Going Through.” He shares what he and his wife Kay have learned about the grief process after their son Matthew committed suicide earlier this year.  While her husband Rick …

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