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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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Inspirational Quote of the Week September 11, 2014

  There is a heavy debt of guilt whenever I realize that our new life wouldn’t exist had Arron not died. Through the pain of our grief, we discovered strength we didn’t know we possessed, learned to appreciate the gifts of life and have empathy for others who were themselves in pain. We were awakened

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Inspirational Quote of the Week for September 4, 2014

Parting is inevitably painful, even for a short time. It’s like an amputation. I feel a limb is being torn off, without which I shall be unable to function. And yet, once it is done… life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid and fuller than before. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American aviator and author  

Grieving for my Mother: two life lessons learned

It’s been nearly five months since my mother passed at 88, just two months shy of her 89th birthday. I’ve written about grieving for my mother extensively in this section of AfterTalk, and you are welcome to read my earlier posts written shortly after her death. You don’t have to; here’s the ‘previously…”: it was not

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A Grieving Daughter’s Father’s Day Tribute

NOTE: This is the second of two posts by Caitlin about Father’s Day Dear Dad, As more distance comes between the present and the time of your death, I get worried. For me, time will always bend so that you were here just yesterday. However, as I get older, I surround myself with more and

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