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Inspirational Quote 5.28.15 Dalai Lama on Grieving and Loss

  An audience member, clearly in pain, asked the Dalai Lama, “Do you have any suggestions about how to handle a great personal grieving and loss, such as the loss of a child?” With a gentle tone of compassion, he answered, “To some degree that depends on people’s personal belief. If people believe in rebirth,

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A Daughter, Grieving and Food

Memories do not always appear conveniently. Often, you can’t find them during a therapeutic conversation. Shortly afterwards, you can find yourself thrust into a grief ridden flashback, in the middle of your busy day, and completely alone. Recently, I was reading a book for school on “the globalization of the American psyche.” I had just

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Inspirational Quote 5.21.15: When Someone You Love Dies

“When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her

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A Private Memory of my Dad

Sharing Something That’s a Private Memory I was walking home from high school, and I bumped into one of my mother’s friends. She said there was a surprise waiting for me at home, and that I would be very happy. I walked into my apartment, and my dad was there – back from the hospital

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Inspirational Quote 5.14.15 A Choice I Make

[Editor: this week’s quote is short, but powerful. I heard it on a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Although the speaker, Grey’s mother, was talking about the choice to give up an infant for adoption, in context it was about Grey’s grief over her husband’s tragic death as the result of a traffic accident followed

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