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Dear Grief – What’s Your Grief

Dear Grief – What’s Your Grief

We put out a call to action last week encouraging all of you out there, adults and kids alike, to write a letter to grief in honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day.  When the letters didn’t come rolling in we decided the concept of a ‘letter’ may feel like a little much.  I mean, it … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Short article with various responses from people regarding mock letters to grief and what they feel and think.  Enjoy these examples of expression and maybe yourself write a letter to grief If you would like to learn more about

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Grief Pours Out on Social Media After Paris Attacks

Grief Pours Out on Social Media After Paris Attacks

Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are flooded with tributes, messages of condolences and solidarity for victims and for France, with #PrayforParis and #PrayersforParis top trending hashtags Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.voanews.com The grief for a nation can be a strong social grief.  Social grief can affect individuals as people try to understand unneeded hate and destruction.  Much like 911, these attacks have the same social grief affect on a collective society.  Social media has an ability to show forth its goodness in showing solidarity among all people of the world for this attack.  This is a good thing for once from

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The Lessons Of Parenting Through Grief

The Lessons Of Parenting Through Grief

One of the biggest gifts motherhood has given me is an improved ability to deal with hard times. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Excellent article for parents who still have to be parents even though their own life may be upside down.  This article focuses on parenting through grief and has some insightful suggestions. 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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Understanding Survivor Guilt – What’s Your Grief

Understanding Survivor Guilt – What’s Your Grief

Guilt.  We have talked about it from a lot of different angles around here.  We have talked about the shoulda, woulda, couldas.  We have talked about regret, about guilt after an overdose death, and about how to find self-forgiveness when we are grieving.  Just when you thought there was no way we could keep talking … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com A good article about the feelings we have after someone dies.  Whether tragic or a strained relationship that ends, people can feel survivor guilt over the loss of someone. If you would like to learn more about grief counseling

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Are you there yet? The pressure to get over grief

Are you there yet? The pressure to get over grief

  Don’t you guys just love taking road trips with little kids?  Without kids, who would make you stop to go to the bathroom every hour?  Who would loudly argue just two feet behind your head as you drive?  Who would eat sticky snacks and get french fries lodged in between your seats?  I’m telling you, … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article about the pressure we feel to get over grief.  This pressure should really be non existent but we see it all the time according to a variety of time scales. If you would like to learn

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Grief Support Groups: Positives and Pitfalls

Grief Support Groups: Positives and Pitfalls

The suggestion to “check out a grief support group” seems to be indiscriminately offered to people after the death of a loved one. People generally consider support groups to be a reliable and valid recommendation and many would claim they’ve been helpful to them in dealing with their grief.  Grief support groups provide many potential benefits in addition to the … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com An excellent article about the benefits and disadvantages of a grief support group.  Grief support groups can help many but to some it never works out?  The answers why lie in this article. If you would like to learn

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Grief and Negative Coping

Grief and Negative Coping

Today I want to have a no-frills, straightforward discussion about grief and negative coping. People commonly engage in negative coping (c’mon, you know you do), especially people who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Although many will eventually find constructive ways to cope with their experiences and emotions, others will become stuck in a cycle … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Great article about coping.  We talk alot about bad religious coping, but there are also other types of negative coping that involve how we view grief.  This article looks at negative coping as a way to avoid or numb

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10 things I wish I’d known the day I lost my mother

10 things I wish I’d known the day I lost my mother

Here is a reflection on the lessons I’ve learned as a young woman and mom since the passing of my mother when I was only 14 years of age. Sourced through Scoop.it from: familyshare.com For some of this, the loss of a mother is a future nightmare we wish to never think about, but for others its a reality.  Whether young or old, losing a mother is one of the worst losses we can experience next to losing a child.  This article looks at somethings, that children with living mothers or already deceased mothers can learn from. If you would

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The Wall: Loss of Identity After Stillbirth

The Wall: Loss of Identity After Stillbirth

This essay was written by one of our grief friends, Alex.  We very rarely have guest posts, only when we know the writer’s message will resonate with those who’ve had similar experiences in a way we couldn’t hope to replicate.  Thank you, Alex, for sharing your story. ———————————————————————– Our baby boy, Robin, was born still three … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com A very powerful article about stillbirth grief.  This is a very traumatic grief that can affect one for the rest of their lives.  How to deal with this immense grief and other coping strategies can sometimes still live one

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Family Misunderstanding After a Death

Family Misunderstanding After a Death

Ahhhh family. Family, family, family. Family can be great, but that’s not what this post is about.  This post is about death and grief and all those times you’ve looked at a family member and said – “who are you?” “what are you doing? ” “where were you?” “when did you turn into someone I don’t know?” … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Very good article about the family dynamics after death.  Emotions, traditions, family dynamics, and roles are all effected in death.  This article does an excellent job of identifying these issues If you would like to learn more about our