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Holiday Grieving: Inspirational Grief Poem 12.24.15

A poem about Holiday Grieving   Wounded Holidays by Alan Harris Young, they left our homes in a moment, long or quick, they were gone. Dewdrops turned into teardrops, the shining sea too small to hold our grief. “Give us our children back,” we pled as we noticed their plateless places at the table. Regret

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Managing Your Own Grief During the Holidays: A Plan B For the Holiday Season

Managing Your Own Grief During the Holidays:  A Plan B For the Holiday Season [Note: this was first published in December of 2013] My co-Founder Lisa suggested this. So nobody you know took my advice and called to include you in their holiday plans. Sorry that didn’t work out.. And you were too reluctant to

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When great souls die-Inspirational Quote 12.10.15

When Great Souls Die [Editor: this is an excerpt from a poem entitled “When Great Trees Fall”] When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. We breathe, briefly. Our eyes, briefly, see with a hurtful clarity. Our memory, suddenly sharpened, examines, gnaws on kind words unsaid, promised walks never taken. Great

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Inspirational Quote 12.3.15 Loss of a Mother

Grieving the Loss of a Mother My mom also died unexpectedly, a one-car accident many years ago. And it felt like one of the tethers holding me to this world had been severed. It made me seriously consider whether the other tethers were worth holding onto. But I did hold on, though of course I

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