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My New Reality, Not My New Normal

My New Reality, Not My New Normal

These are my own thoughts based on my own personal reality living here without my child. Trust me, I do not know the way so I am making no predictions for anyone based on my own personal two plus year nightmare. Sugar coating the loss of my child is impossible as my heart spits out this painful reality. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com The deep reality of losing a child to a parent is all consuming.  This touching article looks at what some parents feel and how they want to be treated If you would like to learn more about

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Unpregnant: The silent, secret grief of miscarriage – The Globe and Mail

Unpregnant: The silent, secret grief of miscarriage – The Globe and Mail

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theglobeandmail.com A great article about the sadness of a miscarriage and how often this grief is forgotten or cast to the side.  This is an excellent article for any grief counselor or person who has lost a child during pregnancy 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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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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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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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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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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Grief Counseling Training: On the Laziness of Grief

Grief Counseling Training: On the Laziness of Grief

  Grief has hit me in many ways, but the one I was least prepared for is the tiredness which floored me these past few weeks. For months I’ve been pushing through the stresses of daily life, carrying my family and caring for everyone else but myself. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk An article that looks at how grief can cause apathy and make one seem lazy due to the nature of the grieving process. If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training then please review the program. #griefcounselingtraining