WHILE THE WORLD SLEEPS THE BEREAVED WALK THE FLOORS

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It is not uncommon to experience sleep disturbances following the death of a loved one or suffering a significant loss. People will tell you that the nights are the hardest. I certainly found this to be true after my husband died and as I struggled to cope with other losses in life. When my husband […]

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LOSS OF CONFIDENCE

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There is nothing that cracks the foundation of one’s life as experiencing the death of a loved one does. It leaves us feeling completely exposed, terrified, lonely, and overwhelmed. One part of life that is often shaken is our confidence. Confidence is defined as having faith in someone or something. Having confidence enables us to […]

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IT’S OKAY TO REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE YOUR LOVED ONE

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  You do not have to forget your loved one.  In fact, it’s far healthier to allow yourself to remember them and the wonderful memories you made together. However, it may feel strange when the birthday of a deceased loved one rolls around for the first time. You may feel a desire to acknowledge them […]

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IS IT TIME TO STOP VISITING THE GRAVE?

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My question could bring about a variety of responses. I would guess though that the answer depends on whether you have endured a profound loss. People visit the graves of their loved one because it brings them comfort. It helps them to feel connected to them. And it’s a visual reminder of the reality that […]

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JOURNALING IS FREE AND IT IS A POWERFUL HEALER

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Keeping a journal is much like keeping a little diary filled with tidbits of information that happens day to day. But you can take journaling to another level by infusing your entries with thoughts, feelings, and emotions. This is where the power of writing can help a person heal their broken heart or to record […]

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