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Plan A Memorial – Service A Creative Grief Outlet

“Mourning is one of the most profound human experiences that it is possible to have… The deep capacity to weep for the loss of a loved one and to continue to treasure the memory of that loss is one of our noblest human traits”.     ~Shneidman, 1980   Plan a Memorial Service Planning and putting on …

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Memorial Quilts – Wrap Yourself In Loving Memories

After losing a loved one, dealing with their belongings can be both a heartbreaking and a healing time. While it might be hard to part with the clothes, it needs to be done to give yourself a chance to heal. Memorial quilts made from the deceased person’s clothing are a creative way to both get …

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Grief Journaling Ideas To Help The Healing Process

Grief journaling can help us process our emotions after a loss. While most people associate grief with the loss of a loved one, the loss can be many other things: a broken relationship, a crumbled dream, the loss of a job, and more. The pain of loss can be unbearable, and sometimes expressing feelings and …

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How To Deal With Grief After Suicide

Grief after suicide … a complicated bereavement! “The suicide does not play the game, does not observe the rules. He leaves the party too soon, and leaves the other guests painfully uncomfortable”. ~Joyce Carol Oates (1978) Grief After Suicide … A great loss due to suicide can be among the most painful and difficult losses …

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Life After The Death Of My Son – A Mother’s Story

Losing anyone we love is heartbreaking. After losing her son Brian in an accident, Lisa thought she’ll never be able to live life again. But somehow, the process of grieving did its work, and she found a new normal, a life that her son would have wanted her to live. Here’s her story, in her …

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4 Corona Virus Grief Symptoms And 5 Types Of COVID Grief

Corona virus grief is a real everyday reality that is a part of our daily lives. No matter what phase of COVID emotions you’re dealing with, there are ways that you can start to process the grief. Knowing that you’re not alone in your thoughts and emotions is one way to figure out how to …

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How To Help Grieving Children – Age Specific Support

Children of all ages grieve. They just do it in a different way than adults. They experience sadness, anger, guilt, fear, and anxiety. Even very young children can sense that the household is in turmoil and are affected by the tragedy in a very real sense. So, today we’ll look at how to help grieving …

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Sympathy Food Gift Baskets

When a tragic death occurs, it often leaves the household in turmoil. Basic tasks like cleaning and cooking are quickly forgotten by the newly bereaved family. They are just no longer important. For this reason, it has become traditional to provide ready-to-eat or prepared foods as a gesture of sympathy… to not only help take …

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Living With Grief After Sudden Loss – Coping With Accidents & Sudden Illness Death

Losing a loved one suddenly, to trauma, an accident, or a sudden deadly illness like a heart attack or stroke, can be devastating. The suddenness of the tragedy can overwhelm you, put you into “shock”. How can you continue living with grief after sudden loss? Living With Grief After Sudden Loss You may have a …

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Sympathy Throw Blankets For Comfort

What could be more comforting to a grieving soul than wrapping up in a soft, cuddly sympathy throw or angel blanket? Sympathy Throw Blankets Sympathy throws are simply woven or fleece snuggling blankets with a photo woven onto it. Usually given as sympathy gifts, there is no reason why you can’t create your own memory …

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