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Sudden Loss: 5 Ways it Differs from Expected Loss

There’s never a good time or good way to lose someone we love, but if we experience the sudden loss of a loved one…is it harder?

I shy away from this type of debate in the groups th

10 Things Only A Griever Understands

Grief and Courage

During the holidays my wife and I were having a discussion about our Being With Grief meetup group. We started this group over a year ago and now have over 60 members. That number tells us there are a lot of people out there who recognize that they are suffering and grieving for one reason or another. Yet, only a handful of those people actually show up at each meeting.

Sad vs. Suicidal: “Normal” vs. Complicated Grief

Helping Others By Sharing Stories

This weekend I was invited to speak at the Read more

Help Those Around You Meet You in Your Grief

From the author: This is an article that you can share with those around you to help them know what’s going on in the grieving heart. We need each other – desperately.

A Reason and Time for Every Matter Under Heaven… Even for a Samurai Warrior

A Reason and Time for Every Matter Under Heaven… Even for a Samurai Warrior

GRIEVING WELL: Finding Who and What We Need

When we talk into a room, we tend to look for people who are like us. It’s natural, automatic. We look for affinity, because we relate most naturally to those with whom we have something in common.

When we’re enduring loss, we need people who are like us. We need people who know grief. 

Suffering As A Seed

We should not be too quick to abandon suffering,
lest we miss its savage blessing.
Every ending is a chance to grow stronger
in longing for what was lost.
Inside the truth of our most painful experiences
we find the seeds of new beginnings.
It is never too late
to forgive, to learn, to grow

Loving the Missing

I recently visited my daughter Hannah's grave.  I have not been there for many years.  I do what I always do. I lay on the grass and remember her hands.  
My sister Laura helps me wash and decorate the gravestone.  We eat a picnic and share memories of Hannah.

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