Author Archives: Marty Tousely

Grieving? Getting Through the Holidays

Getting Through the Holidays When our loved one dies, we grieve not only for that individual, but also for the life we used to have, the love that special someone gave us and all the memorable times we spent together. Perhaps there is no time of the year when we’re more aware of the empty

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Grieving Process and Pets: a different kind of Loss?

The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.  Robert Brault As one who for many years has supported bereaved animal lovers as well as people mourning the loss of human loved ones, I’m often asked how losing a pet might differ from losing

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Grief: Understanding The Process

[Editor:] Today’s post is by Marty Tousley, a richly experienced grief counselor and author. You can read all about her here: http://www.griefhealing.com/about.htm   Grief will make a new person out of you, if it doesn’t kill you in the making. ~ Stephanie Ericsson Few of us are prepared to face the excruciating pain associated with the death

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