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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Welcome to Grief Hope Network!

Been there, done that.  Got the t-shirt (two, so far).  My father died suddenly of a heart attack when I was 9 years old.  My husband died in 2004 when my son was 4.  There have been many other losses; grandparents, friends and other family members but none have affected me as profoundly as the …

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