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64 Things Our Readers Would Tell Their Younger Selves About Grief – What’s Your Grief

64 Things Our Readers Would Tell Their Younger Selves About Grief – What’s Your Grief

We’ve been engaged a bit of a dialogue over on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about the things our readers would tell their younger selves about grief (either before they experienced the death of their loved one or just after).  The advice they have to offer runs the gamut, but echoes the collective wisdom we hear from … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Great article about grief and human experience with it.  How we handle grief when younger may be quite different as when older.  This article looks at what we could tell ourselves about loss to our younger selves if we

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Talking About Death – When Do We Begin?

Talking About Death – When Do We Begin?

It is never too soon to befriend this mysterious, unpredictable life experience that we will all undergo. Many of us cheat ourselves out of fully living life by refusing to discuss death until we absolutely have to. It’s impossible to experience the richness of life when we subconsciously cling to it. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Elisabeth Kubler Ross brought it to attention to many.  Her ideas on death and preparing for it brought this once taboo subject into the daylight to be discussed among families and their terminally ill members, or any member. If you would like to earn

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Talking About Death – When Do We Begin?

Talking About Death – When Do We Begin?

  It is never too soon to befriend this mysterious, unpredictable life experience that we will all undergo. Many of us cheat ourselves out of fully living life by refusing to discuss death until we absolutely have to. It’s impossible to experience the richness of life when we subconsciously cling to it. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Elisabeth Kubler Ross brought it to attention to many.  Her ideas on death and preparing for it brought this once taboo subject into the daylight to be discussed among families and their terminally ill members, or any member. If you would like to

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Grieving the Death of a Sibling

Grieving the Death of a Sibling

As a general rule, we hesitate to write about different types of loss.  To clarify, I am not referring to types of grief, which we’ve written about extensively.  Instead I am referring to loss in regards to type of relationship, such as the death of a parent, spouse, child, and so on. Allow me to share two … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com A good article about grieving the death of a sibling.  This is more traumatic than one may think, especially if one is younger.  Even if older, it still a reminder of our own mortality.  Siblings are life long friends

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The Grief Lens and its Impact on Outlook

The Grief Lens and its Impact on Outlook

One thing that keeps me up at night is the subjectivity of life.  Yes, I do have better things to worry about.  Trust me, I also lay awake plenty of nights wondering who will win this season of The Bachelor. William Shakespeare once wrote…“…there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Although … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article on how we subjectively view things in grief and how our own viewing can affect our entire outlook on life.  This article goes into detail how this has an impact on our grieving process If you would

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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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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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Grief Counseling Certification: In Grief, Our Fury Friends Console

Grief Counseling Certification: In Grief, Our Fury Friends Console

Grief Counseling and the Love of a Pet While pets and animals cannot remove the evil of man in this world, they certainly can show us the more innocent side of life.  Grief counseling has always utilized the gentle eyes of our animal friends in grief recovery. AC360 tonight with Anderson Cooper will have a special show regarding the love and joy an animal can bring to sadness and grief.  In “Dogs Help Newtown Heal”, a Christian group brings the love of Golden Retrievers to Newtown to visit and console the children and families. To read the entire article, please click

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The Wrong and Right Words During Grief

The Wrong and Right Words During Grief

Helping the Grieving Person A grieiving person needs emotional support.  The wrong words can be detrimental and counter productive to the person.  Below is a story about what to say and not say. Gloria Horsley of the Huffington Post  lists many things to say and not say to a grieving person in her article, “What to Say (and Not to Say) to a Grieving Person” I was scheduled to be a guest on an early morning radio broadcast from Bakersfield, California. I am a family therapist, bereaved parent and president of Open To Hope, the world’s largest internet site with a

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New Grief Counseling Book “Devastating Losses”

New Grief Counseling Book “Devastating Losses”

The loss of a child is never easy, especially if it was from suicide or drug abuse.   A new grief counseling book “Devastating Losses” takes a look at child loss due to suicide or drug overdose.   The authors William Feigelman, Ph.D.,  John Jordan, Ph.D., John McIntosh, Ph.D., Beverly Feigelman, LCSW do an excellent job of combining research and clinic study with the stories and voices of the bereaved parents.   The book further dives into the grief response of the loss and the best therapeutic healing techniques.    For more on “Devastating Losses” please read the following: New Grief Counseling Book