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You want to help a grieving friend, but don’t know what to do. I understand your predicament because I’ve “been there.” Comforting a bereaved person can be a challenge. My husband and I learned what to do after we experienced multiple losses. We learned what works and what doesn’t. The most important thing we learned is that small gestures can provide immense comfort.

In 2007 our elder...

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How to Say the Mourners Kaddish - The Jewish Prayer of Mourning 

Learn to say the Mourners Kaddish - Jewish Prayer of Mourning - with this simple karaoke style video...

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Do you know someone who has lost a loved one?  Has a friend of yours suffered the death of an important person?  Do you feel unsure of what to say or what to do to make it better for them during this season of holiday cheer?  Here are some tips on how to support your friend through this hard time of the year:

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Hi Momma,

It's 11pm, June 29, 2015.  At this time, one year ago, I was laying in your bedroom on a twin mattress on the floor attempting to make you believe, and probably even myself, that I was actually going to get some...

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I give workshops about anticipatory grief and creating a happy life after loss. Last evening I gave caregiving workshop about compassion fatigue. My workshops always include participation activities. Last evening I asked attendees to think of some happy events in their lives. I passed out sticky notes and asked people to jot down a happy experience.

The room became quiet....

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 In the backs of our minds, most of us realize that the unthinkable can happen. For me, that was the loss of her son Charlie, 23, who died of pneumonia.

 Before I know it, it’ll be six years since Charlie left us, and I will always feel the loss close...

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I’m watching you from Heaven

And I see you’re crying tears

You know a smile is all I ask of you

Please remember all my years

I’m watching you from heaven

From a place of pure sweet love

There is no reason to forgive you

There is no sorrow up above

I’m watching you from Heaven

Please let go of guilt and pain

It is not serving you to...

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The Need to Honor

I have learned to create a space for everything that comes my way in life, whether good or bad. After my 18-year-old daughter Jeannine died in March of 2003 as a result of cancer, I tried to suppress or distract myself from the seemingly endless wave of intense pain that permeated the core of my very...

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