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The Reality of Growth and Grief: where the hell is my rainbow? – What’s Your Grief

The Reality of Growth and Grief: where the hell is my rainbow? – What’s Your Grief

If you regularly read WYG you might have noticed that Eleanor and I can be a wee bit pessimistic from time to time.  Okay, maybe a little more than a ‘wee bit’.  Actually, get me and Eleanor in a room together and you will find us holding half-empty glasses of cynicism, playing a drinking game called – what … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Great article on grief and many of the false assumptions that come with growth and transformation after loss.  This article sets it straight . If you would like to become a certified grief counselor then please review the program

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My Two Sons — Having a Child After Loss

My Two Sons — Having a Child After Loss

I have two sons. They are little carbon copies of their older sister, from their blonde locks to their bright blue eyes. They share the same flirty smile and deep dimples. They both have an over-t… Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Life is about moving on.  What about having another child after losing one?  This can be bitter and sweet.  This article looks at some of the feelings associated with it. Please also review our bereavement counseling certification #bereavementcounseling

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How To Have Everyday Conversations About Death And Dying

How To Have Everyday Conversations About Death And Dying

Even though there has been increasing media attention to end-of-life issues over the past year, we still live in a death-phobic, death-avoidant culture. While our movie and videogame screens are fi… Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com One of the most important conversations you can have is one you more than likely avoid. Conversation about death and dying is important for your wishes as well as others.  It is not morbid or unhealthy If you would like to learn more about death and dying as well as grief counseling education, then please review the program #griefcounselingeducation

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The strange grief of losing a grandparent you barely knew

The strange grief of losing a grandparent you barely knew

It’s an odd kind of sorrow, losing someone you barely knew but who was such an important part of you, writes Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.dailylife.com.au Good article about losing someone within your lineage but not knowing them that well personally.  This article reviews some of the feelings that may go with this If you would like to become a certified grief counselor then please review our program #certifiedgriefcounselor

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3 Myths Of Grief To Stop Believing

3 Myths Of Grief To Stop Believing

The attitude towards grief in our society is often one of impatience. Many of us are uncomfortable with accepting our emotions, especially the negative ones. If you think about it, grief is just do… Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Grief myths can cause issues for people grieving and others trying to help them.  It is important to understand the reality of grief.  Certified grief counselors need to dismiss myths in their help of the bereaved Please review our program in grief counseling    

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The Disappearance of a Distinctively Black Way ​to Mourn

The Disappearance of a Distinctively Black Way ​to Mourn

As many African American-owned funeral homes close, the communities they serve are losing a centuries-old means of grieving—and protest. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theatlantic.com Great article about the cultural aspects the African American community and mourning.  This article talks about these traditions and where they are today If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #griefcounselingtraining

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When a child is dying, the hardest talk is worth having

When a child is dying, the hardest talk is worth having

Pediatric specialists say the failure to discuss death — with children who are old enough to understand the concept — can make it harder for all involved. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.statnews.com Talking to children about death is a difficult discussion, especially with dying children.   It includes so many variables about the maturity of the child and his or her understanding of the finality of death itself.  This article looks at this conversation Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program as well as our #griefcounselingcertificationprogram

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Grief After Traumatic Loss – What’s Your Grief

Grief After Traumatic Loss – What’s Your Grief

Recently a reader emailed us and asked if we’d write a post about grieving a violent death. She’d been looking around the Internet for resources and information on the topic and had noticed the literature was a little light.  That’s not to say good resources don’t exist, it just means they’re hard to find, so … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com A traumatic loss in anything that falls well out of the norms of everyday death.  It is tragic, it is sudden, it is catastrophic, and it is overbearing.  These qualities can cause many complications within the grieving process Please

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Ongoing Relationships With Those who Have Died – What’s Your Grief

Ongoing Relationships With Those who Have Died – What’s Your Grief

I cling to scraps of my mother.  I’ll take anything I can get. I’ve extracted all that I can from my memories; turning each one over in my mind, carefully searching for something I might have forgotten. I’ve poured over her letters and notes which I keep tucked away among keepsakes of more obvious sentimentality. Here’s a lock of … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com There is nothing unhealthy with continuing bonds with a deceased family member.  Keeping on to possessions is a natural way to remember.  Of course there is examples of unhealthy bonding when for example someone refuses to go through clothes

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Grief and Nutrition: Tips From A Wellness Guru – What’s Your Grief

Grief and Nutrition: Tips From A Wellness Guru – What’s Your Grief

It is officially 2016.  Hard to believe, right?  Congrats on making it to a new year, since I am sure there were moments you struggled to imagine getting here.  Now that new year is here many of us inevitably start thinking about how we can survive just a little bit better.  We vow to eat better, … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article about eating, nutrition and grief. The reality is our emotional state can affect our physical state so it is necessary to eat well when dealing with grief over an extended period of time. If you would like