GRANDMA’S TEACUP

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When a loved one dies, the executor or whoever is in charge of the estate will often go through the person’s belongings and give specific items to others as a gift to remember them by. It is also normal for family members to want to keep an item of clothing or a piece of jewellery […]

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GETTING BACK TO A NEW NORM IS A SLOW PROCESS

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Life is turned upside down after a loved one dies. Nothing makes sense. Nothing feels safe. Any routine one had is gone out the window. Some people lose their appetite while others overeat to try and cope. Most people have difficulty sleeping and often others will encourage them to take sleeping pills. *Only do this […]

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ELEPHANTS

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We can learn so much from children and animals. Their ability to understand (at whatever level they are at) does not impede their ability to feel love or loss. For example, let’s chat about elephants. There is a plethora of documentation on how these majestic animals show feelings. Elephants are expressive animals and they have […]

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NOVEMBER IS CHILDHOOD GRIEF AWARENESS MONTH

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No one wants to see a child hurt, especially me! But unfortunately, I have come to accept through personal experience that eliminating loss from life is not an option. And, that does mean children will be impacted. In 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau released Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2007, which estimated […]

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