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Since dealing with the death of my father after becoming his caregiver, I've had to make some adjustments. Even though I could not not wait to get back to my normal life as it was, there's been some differences in my emotions that I have not before experienced. For the first time in my life, I've been losing focus. What I mean by that is not caring as much if my workspace and other spaces are...

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Sympathy baskets, food and flowers are the things most people automatically think of when attempting to comfort someone who is grieving. While these gestures can be perfectly adequate, they may also fall far short of the mark, especially when so many other people have the same thought. Rather than just adding more of the same, why not make a thoughtful gesture with a unique and special...

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Memorial gifts are an idea that is becoming more and more popular every day. Often, it is easier to express sympathy through a thoughtful gift than with carefully crafted words. This can be particularly true when you are reaching out to a grieving man.

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Sympathy messages can be one of the most difficult types of expression to write. When someone we care about is experiencing a great loss, it is difficult to know just what to say. No matter how hard you try, it may be nearly impossible to express yourself and doing so inadequately can even cause more pain and discomfort.

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I usually go to Maine to relax and immerse myself in the beautiful scenery, it is my nature therapy. The ocean with the sounds of waves rolling onto the beach, the hikes along rocky cliffs that inspires a sense for me that time ceases to mean anything and I could walk all day. I go on sunrise and sunset hunts, photo hikes to find the most interesting rocks, shells, cliffs, flowers, drops of...

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Memorial jewelry or memorial gifts for child loss are a relatively new concept, but one that is rapidly gaining in popularity. Grieving is always a difficult process, but it can be particularly painful when it involves the loss of a child. There is no greater heartbreak than burying your own child and often a thoughtful gift can help to ease that pain in a tangible way.

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As the flood waters recede in Queensland, and many families are planning funeral and memorial services, they need to know how to deal with their grief and...

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When we are grieving, we seem to have a fundamental need to know if our loved ones are still 'alive' in some way. Grief and loss can trigger a strong drive to seek them out, a need to where they are now and if they are OK.

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