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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

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Dying helps us appreciate life

Dying helps us appreciate life

It is timely and commendable for TODAY to draw attention to the last taboo in our nation (“As population ages, more are confronting the last taboo”; May 30). The fear of death blinds many of us to many opportunities to find love, joy and peace in the face of suffering. The dying teach us to live more fully by helping us overcome the fear of death and dying. Many young people have the misconception that they must keep the bad news of a terminal illness from the elderly, fearful that the latter wo Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.todayonline.com Death and

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Grieving the Loss of Hopes and Dreams – What’s Your Grief

Grieving the Loss of Hopes and Dreams – What’s Your Grief

I just realized my birthday is tomorrow. Seriously, I totally forgot. Although I’m always bad with dates, truthfully I think this is more the product of selective inattention. I know bemoaning your birthday is so cliché, but I’ve been wishing that time would slow down for, like, 8 years now. The passage of time has … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com As we get older, grief can occur as we realize what we have loss from a non physical aspect, our dreams, our hopes and our goals.  The loss of not reaching or attaining something can be a cause for

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How to let go when a loved one is dying

How to let go when a loved one is dying

Reaching acceptance that a person is dying is a difficult path for the individual who is ill as well as for their family members. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.pbs.org It is the hardiest thing in the world to let go of someone we love.  Our world and our idea of reality is totally destroyed.  This article takes a closer look. If you would like to become a certified grief counselor then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs. #certifiedgriefcounselor

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Grief and Psychological Disorder: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model

Grief and Psychological Disorder: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model

Grief can really mess with your head.  I’ll spare you my “Grief Makes you Crazy” speech, but for those who are interested we’ve already detailed it here and here and here in our blog category titled Grief Makes You Crazy. I should probably clarify, we don’t actually believe that grief makes you crazy.  Grief only makes you feel … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com In addition to the objective aspects of loss that can lead us to assume possible complicated grief, this article looks at subjective elements that can lead an individual to complicated grief regarding their loss.  The article looks at the Diathesis-Stress Model If

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What Not to Say to a Griever: Illustrated

What Not to Say to a Griever: Illustrated

People mean well (usually), but sometimes well wishers choose the worst possible things to say after a death.  So many of the commonly used platitudes aimed at providing comfort actually have the opposite effect by minimizing a person’s grief. Please allow me to literally illustrate my point for all you non-believers. 1.  “Don’t cry” or ” You have … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Here is another good list of what not to say to a griever.  Good intentions can cause serious wounds so please review these “no, no” phrases If you would like to become a certified grief counselor then please review the program #certifiedgriefcounselor