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Life changes. People die. Jobs are lost. Health is lost. Relationships end. Every human knows loss, and through loss you know suffering. When you are suffering and in the throngs of grief, you are living in unchartered territory - the life you had and knew is no longer, and the future is yet to be. Comments
My experience of losing a spouse. Every one who is part of a couple should be prepared for this. Death will happen to us all. Comments
The grief process is different for everyone. The shape and size of the grief depends on so many factors. Learn a three step process on how to help those who have lost a loved one. Comments

The pain of loosing a loved one can be overwhelming. This article contains steps on how to cope with the loss.


When I was a kid and when my kids were kids (and sometimes today) there was a constant thought and words spoken: "That's not fair." The typical response my parents gave and I gave my kids is/was "Life is not fair.


It’s been a while since I posted on this series, but this post is a continuation of my generated list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I am interested to see if anyone else can relate with this word.  I plan on continuing [...]


Honouring our pain validates it. It characterises the real 'us'. And as we move past the sting of our pain, the memory of how we learned to cope glows fondly within. We will say: "We got through; we learned; we recovered."


How do you cope with the loss of a loved one? We all cope in different ways because we are all individuals with our individual experiences.


We looked at the difference between a codependent and a co-empowered relationship and began looking at how this can relate to our grieving process. Now I would like to continue with that theme. If we are able to come to a place of seeing the lost child not as a codependent child, but as a co-empowered spirit, as a being who had their own life to live, then we can begin the process of...


When it happens that you lose a child or a mate, or someone close, your life is forever divided into the before and the after. When the after times begin, the before times take on a lightness of being, an almost enviable innocence, that seems lost in the after times.


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