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When Bereavement Leave Ends: going back to work after a death

When Bereavement Leave Ends: going back to work after a death

Here at WYG topics seem to come up in waves.  We see trends in comments on the blog, social media, and in emails.  Lately the trend has been going back to work after a death.  Let’s just get the obvious out of the way:  it sucks.  But beyond that there are so many questions.  When … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com It can be horrifying to have to face the stress and pressures of the world after grieving the lost of a loved one.  Once bereavement leave runs out, we are left with the sterile feeling of moving on with

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If There Were Greeting Cards For Grief

If There Were Greeting Cards For Grief

It might sound crazy, but I think there is definitely room for realistic and humorous cards for parents who’ve lost children. In a situation where no one really knows what to say, it’s nice to let a card do the talking. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Very good article about the odd and sometimes wrong but well intentioned things we say to a griever.  What if we could make greeting cards for the bereaved, what would they say?  How many of these have you heard when you are down and thought “wow” or how many times after reading this have

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Embracing Grief When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

Embracing Grief When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

One day when I was visiting Ed, my beloved Romanian life partner of 30 years, in the memory care facility where he lived, they were having a festive sing-along. I sat down beside him to keep him company. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com The particular grief that comes with Alzheimers can be difficult because you realize the person you love will one day not recognize you.  This is a mental anquish and a pain as the days go by. This article looks at the pain of this diagnosis for both the loved one and the family If you would like

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THE FORGOTTEN GRIEVER

THE FORGOTTEN GRIEVER

The sibling bond is often overlooked when a sibling dies…and siblings do have a very special relationship. When considering grief, it’s the familial relationship least studied. It’s most unfortunate because our children who live often become the “forgotten griever.” And yet, just like us, their lives are not the same because relationships change when a child dies.Losing a sibling has a special grief all its own. It’s as if they’ve lost part of their past and their future. When one child dies, th Sourced through Scoop.it from: thegrieftoolbox.com Siblings can be forgotten in the death of a loved one.  This

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Grief Counseling Certification: Trust God in the Dark

Grief Counseling Certification: Trust God in the Dark

Years after my son died I reached a crossroads. Knowing I couldn’t continue spiraling down that dark tunnel, I had to surrender and trust God in the dark. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.shelleyramsey.com Short article in accepting the darkness and allowing God to sourjourn with you in your suffering. If you are interested in Christian Counseling, or our Grief Counseling Certification, then please review the program and see if it matches your academic needs #griefcounselingcertification

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Inside Out Offers Important Lessons for Grieving Children and Adults

Inside Out Offers Important Lessons for Grieving Children and Adults

If you’re wondering whether Pixar’s newest movie Inside Out will make you cry, the answer is maybe.  I know because I saw it a few days ago, thanks to Discount Tuesdays at the local movie theater and two very bored children (we’re on week two of summer vacation people, things are not looking good). I’m not a particularly … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Some small insight from the writers of WYG about Pixars “Inside Out ” and how it can apply to us.  Its amazing how a childrens’ cartoon can give deep perspective on the emotion of grief If you would like

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Maintaining Relationships After a Death [What's Your Grief Podcast]

Maintaining Relationships After a Death [What's Your Grief Podcast]

http://traffic.libsyn.com/whatsyourgrief/maintining_relationships.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS You can subscribe to, rate and review the What’s Your Grief Podcast in the following places:       When times are hard, the support of friends and family members can go a long way.  Yet unfortunately after the death of … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com A good article with additional links to other articles about maintaining relationships with others after a death.  These relationships are important to readjusting and finding some sort of balance. If you would like to learn more about Grief Counseling,

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What I Learned About Living From the Dying

What I Learned About Living From the Dying

When a person is faced with the shattering reality of imminent death, what goes through his or her mind? In 2013, I had no idea. Two years ago today, Lisa Choueke Blank, a beautiful and dynamic Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com An excellent article from the Huffingtonpost about learning about life from death.  Death is part of life and has to be understood in order to comprehend the meaning of life.  Dealing with death and understanding how it correlates to life is an important skill. If you would like to become a certified grief counselor then please review the program

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5 ways you can help your loved ones fight depression | Deseret News National

5 ways you can help your loved ones fight depression | Deseret News National

The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences. Sourced through Scoop.it from: national.deseretnews.com A short pastoral guide to help your loved ones through depression.  Patience, understanding and just being there are huge things you can do to help someone in depression. If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training, then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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Grief At The Office: When A Coworker Loses A Loved One

Grief At The Office: When A Coworker Loses A Loved One

As described in Sheryl Sandberg’s moving Facebook post about her husband’s death, when a colleague suffers the loss of a loved one, this incredibly personal experience can create uncertainty in the office. Here’s how to handle it. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.forbes.com Workplaces try to help employees who lose a loved one,  It can be hard to overcome that even with time off.  After time off though, grief at the office can enter as the coworker still may have other emotional needs.  Understanding what to say and how to help them adapt to life at work is key If you