Category Archives: Childhood

Dancing with your Grief

Anyone grieving the death of a significant person in their life can tell you that it is a rollercoaster ride.  Most describe emotions vacillating between highs and lows for many months, even years.  Right when you think it’s over, another … Continue reading

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How Do I Help a Child Grieve?

Dr. Donna Schuurman is the Executive Director of The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families in Portland, Oregon, and an internationally recognized authority on grief and bereaved children, teens, and families. Attending the 5th Annual Grief Education Conference this … Continue reading

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Grieving on Throwback Thursday

I try to see the glass half-full and think of myself as a positive person, but I have to admit, I HATE Throwback Thursday! Not being able to completely figure out why I have such an aversion to the seemingly … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Grief – Billy, Part II

This article is the second in a two-part series, you can read last week’s post Intergenerational Grief – Billy, Part I here. I saw multiple loses during my years as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse. Babies were born prematurely, some died during delivery … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Grief – Billy, Part I

Retrieving mail from our curbside box, I hear her talking as she wheels the stroller toward me. I see the familiar face of the little boy’s grandmother, Ruth, who I see on their occasional walks down our block. This woman … Continue reading

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Entering Into Grief – A Leap of Faith

I am ten years old; my knobby knees shaking as I stand upon the high diving board getting ready to jump as the last test of my abilities.  After six weeks of swimming lessons, they think I am ready for … Continue reading

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Long Distance Equals Losses

Visits home from California and Arizona usually center on crisis – coming home to help with medical needs or attending a funeral.  So, when my sisters visit this time, just to spend time with mom while things are stable, it … Continue reading

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