United States Unemployment could result in Displaced Grief

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor reported  that 14.0 million Americans are unemployed and the unemployment rate has held at 9.1 percent. Losing a job has tremendous impact on an individual and their family. The added stress of trying to pay rent or a mortgage, pay the monthly bills and feed or clothe children on […]

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StarTribune reports on Families Postponing Funerals

Postponing grief is not that uncommon. It’s not healthy, in my opinion, but it’s not uncommon. In fact, the StarTribune recently ran an online article about families postponing their loved one’s funeral or memorial service for several reasons. Sometimes it is because they are busy (e.g. vacation planned) or because they want to tie it […]

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Sadness

Feeling sad is a normal emotional response following loss. For example, when a loved one dies it’s normal to feel lost, empty and emotionally flat for quite a while. Grief attacks us on all levels: emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially. It’s overwhelming, exhausting, frightening, and unpredictable. A real problem is that others tend to want […]

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Remembering 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2011, marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11 when approximately 3,000 innocent people lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and in the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. Naturally, the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this […]

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