Tag Archives: grieving

Help Within A Stone

The teary-eyed, middle-aged woman sits across from me with her head resting in her left hand.  Her little finger is in her mouth; the nail being bitten off.  The white-haired man beside her repeatedly wipes his weather-worn hands on his … Continue reading

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Living After A Child Dies

Life is risky. It isn’t fair. No one is safe and no one is ever given a card marked, “nothing bad will ever happen to me.” Continue reading

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In the Name of God – How Faith Communities Can Support the Bereaved

The words of his story stick in his throat as Roger tries to swallow his emotions.  His wife Elaine has died four months ago; the fresh pain being unleashed as he finds a willing listener in me. Elaine had been … Continue reading

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Hang on to HOPE – The Sun is Shining Somewhere

I am grieving the lack of sun and terribly depressed. My fingers are numb and I can’t feel the rest, even though my body is fully dressed.  Those around me stay cheerful and recite the lines that the sun is … Continue reading

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Lost and Looking for Happy

I know I am wearing clothes and shoes, and that my toddler son is in my arms. There are people from all walks of life going in and out and pushing past us as I stare blankly at the menu. … Continue reading

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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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