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Looking at dying and death for what it is: a part of life.

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Grief

Everyone Around You is Grieving. Go Easy.

Courtesy of JohnPavlovitz.com | By John Pavlovitz | Originally Published 02.21.2019 | Posted 05.21.2019 The day my father died, I was at the grocery store buying bananas. I remember thinking to myself, “This is insane. Your dad just died. Why... Continue Reading →

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How to cope with death the first time you lose someone close

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune | By Richard Asa | Image by Getty/Stockphoto | Originally Published 02.11.2016 | Posted 04.09.2019 When you're young, the distinct pain of grief may be felt with the loss of a beloved pet. Sometimes years... Continue Reading →

There Are No Five Stages of Grief

Courtesy of The New York Times.com | By Andy Kopsa | Illustration by Fien Jorissen | Originally Published 02.28.2019 | Posted 04.06.2019 I got a text message from my father. My first thought: impossible — that old man doesn’t know how to... Continue Reading →

The Day I’ll Finally Stop Grieving

Courtesy of JohnPavlovitz.com | By John Pavlovitz | Originally Published 10.31.2015 | Posted 03.14.2019 “How long has it been? When is he going to get over that grief and move on already?” I get it. I know you might be thinking that about me... Continue Reading →

Broken Heart Syndrome: Illness After Loss

Courtesy of NextAvenue.org | By Amy Florian | Photo Credit: Adobe Stock | Orignally Published 06.25.2018 | Posted 03.01.2019 Research shows a widow's or widower's grief can have big effects on physical health Much ink has been spilled about George... Continue Reading →

The Myth of Closure

Courtesy of OnBeing.com | By Pauline Boss | Image by Kena Betancur/Getty Images | Originally Aired 06.23.2016 | Posted: 01.29.2019 There is no such thing as closure. Family therapist Pauline Boss says that the idea of closure in fact leads... Continue Reading →

The phone calls I made to my dead daughter

Courtesy of the BBC.com | By Georgina Rannard | Photo by Alison Rundle | Originally Published 09.02.2018 | Posted 01.19.2019 Nobody knows how they will react when a loved one dies - in the immediate aftermath or in the days,... Continue Reading →

Eulogies For The Living

Courtesy of Ravishly.com | By Molly Harris | Photo by Annie Spratt for UnSplash | Originally Published 10.31.2018 | Posted 01.16.2018 My grandpa died yesterday. It’s okay; he was old as dirt. My mother called to tell me when I was... Continue Reading →

Why I Don’t Say My Daughter ‘Passed Away’

Courtesy of ScaryMommy.com | By Caila Smith | Image by Getty | Posted 01.09.2019 Trigger warning: child loss  In my opinion, society as a whole is far too uncomfortable with using the word dead. As if it’s disrespectful to the non-living.... Continue Reading →

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