Walking the Path of Grief is Like Peeling an Onion

Onions January 23 2014

The grief journey is like peeling an onion ~ there are layers and layers to the loss and there will be many tears! Tears have long been misinterpreted as a sign of weakness. We all know males who were told from a young age, “Big boys don’t cry.” For women, while it is more acceptable […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Tell the Story of Your Deceased Loved One (often!)

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Have you found the need to talk about your deceased loved one often? And, do others tell you that you shouldn’t? There are three important reasons that you should share your loved one’s story. Moreover, repeating the story over and over is part of the process. When someone dies, those closest to them are often […]

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GIVE ME JUST 24 HOURS AND I’’LL HELP HEAL YOUR HEARTACHE, TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY GIVE YOU HOPE

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      I remember the day the fog lifted in my life and my reality was, “Oh I survived… and now how do I live?” I realized for the first time since my father, brother and husband’s deaths that I wanted to live and that I had survived the ordeal. Then it quickly became… […]

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Daddy’s Gone

Dec 16 2013 Daddy's Gone

After my husband’s death in October, 1990, my daughters and I took possession of our new home in early December. I remember this crushing feeling as I returned to our old home to meet the movers who had packed the house the day before and were now coming to load everything into the truck. It […]

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Grief at Christmas

Dec 9 2013 Grief at Christmas

Christmas is a time of joy and sharing and bringing people together. For most of us it is also a time rich with tradition and filled with joyful festivities.  Family and friends look forward to spending the holidays together exchanging gifts, indulging in delicious goodies and reminiscing about the good old days.  However, for bereaved […]

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I am Not Doing Christmas!

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This picture of my grandsons is one of my favourites. There is no doubt what’s on their minds – they have had enough! Aside from the humour in it, it takes me back to how I felt in the early days after my husband’s funeral. Gerry was buried on October 30th. Within hours of the […]

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Children & Grief

Nov 25 2013 Children & Grief

Nobody wants to see a child suffer. We would do anything to prevent children from experiencing the pain of loss. Unfortunately, that’s impossible! The reality is that children, even if you shelter and protect them, will experience loss and they will feel sad. Isn’t it better to give them the tools to reconcile grief so […]

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Stop Telling Me to Get Over It!

Nov 18 2013 Stop telling Me to Get Over it

Have you been told by others that you should “be over your grief by now”? It happens all too often and is clear proof that the person telling you to get over it has never walked the path of grief. Their statement is truly about them and has nothing to do with you. Simply nod […]

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How to Not Forget Someone After They Die

Poppy Remembrance Day Nov 11, 2013

It is normal to be afraid that we will forget our loved one after they have died, or that others will forget them. I promise you … you won’t. How could you? As time passes you may forget smaller details, but the person and what they meant to you in life will not drift away. It’s […]

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