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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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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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How God Blesses Broken Hearts

Greetings GHN members, The above title may be confusing to you at this time.  After all, you’re probably thinking, ‘My heart is broken in a million pieces over the loss of my loved one.  How can God bless that?’ I remember feeling that way for a while, myself.  But, I’ve been blessed to be a …

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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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Proud Parent alert!!!

Hello GHN members, It’s been my honor to help others navigate a path toward grief relief the past few years.  I guess one of the advantages of starting this site is to also to post a personal proud parent moment :)  My husband died when my son Michael was 4 years old.  I still have vivid memories …

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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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‘Living With Grief: A conversation between men’

Hello Grief Hopers! Attached is link to a YouTube video which is an excerpt from a 60 Minutes interview where actor Liam Neeson has a heart-to-heart with Anderson Cooper about living with grief after his wife died.  You may see additional excerpts of the interview there as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff7z6ujUB-A At Grief Hope Network, we recognize there …

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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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