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Embracing Grief When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

Embracing Grief When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

One day when I was visiting Ed, my beloved Romanian life partner of 30 years, in the memory care facility where he lived, they were having a festive sing-along. I sat down beside him to keep him company. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com The particular grief that comes with Alzheimers can be difficult because you realize the person you love will one day not recognize you.  This is a mental anquish and a pain as the days go by. This article looks at the pain of this diagnosis for both the loved one and the family If you would like

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THE FORGOTTEN GRIEVER

THE FORGOTTEN GRIEVER

The sibling bond is often overlooked when a sibling dies…and siblings do have a very special relationship. When considering grief, it’s the familial relationship least studied. It’s most unfortunate because our children who live often become the “forgotten griever.” And yet, just like us, their lives are not the same because relationships change when a child dies.Losing a sibling has a special grief all its own. It’s as if they’ve lost part of their past and their future. When one child dies, th Sourced through Scoop.it from: thegrieftoolbox.com Siblings can be forgotten in the death of a loved one.  This

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Inside Out Offers Important Lessons for Grieving Children and Adults

Inside Out Offers Important Lessons for Grieving Children and Adults

If you’re wondering whether Pixar’s newest movie Inside Out will make you cry, the answer is maybe.  I know because I saw it a few days ago, thanks to Discount Tuesdays at the local movie theater and two very bored children (we’re on week two of summer vacation people, things are not looking good). I’m not a particularly … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Some small insight from the writers of WYG about Pixars “Inside Out ” and how it can apply to us.  Its amazing how a childrens’ cartoon can give deep perspective on the emotion of grief If you would like

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5 ways you can help your loved ones fight depression | Deseret News National

5 ways you can help your loved ones fight depression | Deseret News National

The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences. Sourced through Scoop.it from: national.deseretnews.com A short pastoral guide to help your loved ones through depression.  Patience, understanding and just being there are huge things you can do to help someone in depression. If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training, then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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Grief At The Office: When A Coworker Loses A Loved One

Grief At The Office: When A Coworker Loses A Loved One

As described in Sheryl Sandberg’s moving Facebook post about her husband’s death, when a colleague suffers the loss of a loved one, this incredibly personal experience can create uncertainty in the office. Here’s how to handle it. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.forbes.com Workplaces try to help employees who lose a loved one,  It can be hard to overcome that even with time off.  After time off though, grief at the office can enter as the coworker still may have other emotional needs.  Understanding what to say and how to help them adapt to life at work is key If you

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Grief and Psychological Disorder: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model

Grief and Psychological Disorder: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model

Grief can really mess with your head.  I’ll spare you my “Grief Makes you Crazy” speech, but for those who are interested we’ve already detailed it here and here and here in our blog category titled Grief Makes You Crazy. I should probably clarify, we don’t actually believe that grief makes you crazy.  Grief only makes you feel … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com In addition to the objective aspects of loss that can lead us to assume possible complicated grief, this article looks at subjective elements that can lead an individual to complicated grief regarding their loss.  The article looks at the Diathesis-Stress Model If

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Memorial Day, or National Grief Acknowledgement Day?

Memorial Day, or National Grief Acknowledgement Day?

In a sense, Memorial Day weekend should usher this country into the griever’s world: The every day reality of grief. Memorial Day should (or could) be a time when the whole nation bows its collective head to its collective heart, and says: Ow. Ow. OW. This hurts. Source: www.huffingtonpost.com In many ways Memorial Day is a day of grief.  For many this grief is still sharp while for others it is a distant memory but it does give society a time to remember and grieve collectively as a nation If you would like to learn more about Grief Counseling Training,

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Grief Healing: Voices of Experience: The Ring

Grief Healing: Voices of Experience: The Ring

Source: www.griefhealingblog.com A good article on moving on and how long it takes after lousing a spouse.  This can be a very painful moment in one’s life as their existential value is questioned.  No longer married but grieving the person has to find a new identity. Especially the value of the ring itself and how it defines who you are–married or widowed. If you would like to learn more about Grief Counseling Training, then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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At a Glance: Coping With Grief at Work

At a Glance: Coping With Grief at Work

  The sudden passing of Dave Goldberg, the popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, touches a subject most workers probably don’t consider until they have to. In the U.S., many companies offer a few days’ paid leave after the death of a close family member. But… Source: abcnews.go.com Coping with grief at work can be difficult after a loss.   This article has a few ideas or suggestions to follow to help you better cope when you return to work If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training, then please review our program and

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Grief Counselor Says It’s OK to Mourn a Fictional Character’s Death

Grief Counselor Says It’s OK to Mourn a Fictional Character’s Death

How fans can cope with the deaths of their favorite characters on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and other shows Source: time.com Would this be considered disenfranchised as the article states or simply mental issues?  As Grief Counselors, a loss is a loss and it needs to be addressed.  Maybe the loss affects the person due to a  memory of how a loved one similarly die?  We cannot know and must address all loss.   Some individuals can become depressed over losing a sporting game?  Is this to be mocked as well? Yes it is true, we could easily say, “get a life” but