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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

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Talking about death can be a healthy experience

Talking about death can be a healthy experience

Talking about death can be a healthy experience Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.thedalleschronicle.com Talking about dying is important during life. it can also be healthy for someone to experience and share with loved ones.  It is not a taboo but it needs to be addressed If you would like to learn more about grief counseling then please review our grief counseling certification program #griefcounselingcertificationprogram  

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How photographing stillborn babies helps their parents cope with grief

How photographing stillborn babies helps their parents cope with grief

A British charity is helping grieving parents to commemorate the lives of their stillborn babies by photographing them. Sally Peck reports Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.telegraph.co.uk Good article about a very traumatic event for parents who lose a child at birth.  A still born baby can be a very traumatic sight but many professionals consider seeing the baby and holding the baby to be therapuetic. If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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The Power of “Prophetic” Grief

The Power of “Prophetic” Grief

Prophetic grief can spur action and change; instead of focusing on the one who murders, we need to focus on the larger culture that fosters hatred and violence. It’s easier to deal with the ‘who’ and singularize the crime and make one person responsible and thereby excuse ourselves. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Good article on the power of grief when channeled to promote healing and change.  This article looks at what is called prophetic grief as a national way to push change admist pain and loss If you would like to take grief counseling courses then please review our

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9/11 Victims’ Relatives Mark Anniversary With Grief, Appeals

9/11 Victims’ Relatives Mark Anniversary With Grief, Appeals

During years of going to ground zero every Sept. 11, Tom Acquaviva has seen crowds diminish at the ceremonies commemorating the terror attacks. But his determination to participate hasn’t. “As long as I’m breathing, I’ll be here,” Acquaviva, 81, said Friday as he arrived to pay tribute to… Sourced through Scoop.it from: abcnews.go.com Good article about how grief never dies in regards to the personal survivors and family members of deceased regarding 911. This article looks at how people handle this issue individually in their battle with loss. If you would like to learn more about our Grief Counseling Certification

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The Mysticism of Death and Dying

The Mysticism of Death and Dying

Rosemarie Freeney Harding recalls family traditions surrounding death and dying, and the dreams and signs that preceded deaths in the family. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.utne.com A good article about the traditions and mysticism surrounding death.  This article looks at dreams before death and also traditions that surround death within families If you would like to become a certified bereavement counselor then please review the program #certifiedbereavementcounselor

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Getting Married 5 Days After My Dad Died -

Getting Married 5 Days After My Dad Died -

Kate Baldus reflects on why she went ahead with the wedding five days after her father passed away. It was what he wanted. Sourced through Scoop.it from: goodmenproject.com An emotional article about death and life.   How hard is it for us to enjoy life after we lose someone?  Marriage after a funeral? If you would like to become a certified grief counselor then please review the program #certifiedgriefcounselor

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Grief 10 Years Later

Grief 10 Years Later

  Just like love, grief is an experience that evolves and changes with time; but one thing is for sure, it is not forgettable, because it never goes away. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com This article looks at the nature of grief over a long period of time. If you would like to learn more about the nature of grief and grief counseling then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.