When Your Parent Passes Away

The death of a parent is a profound and life-altering experience. It can be an incredibly difficult time, filled with a range of emotions such as sadness, anger, and confusion. This article will explore what happens when a parent dies, including the immediate aftermath and long-term effects. Immediate Aftermath When a parent dies, shock and disbelief often fill the immediate aftermath. Losing a loved one is always difficult, but the…

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Remembering Your Loved One All Year Long

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we will ever go through in life. It can be difficult to come to terms with their absence and find ways to remember them and keep their memory alive. Here are 12 ways to honor and remember your loved one each month. January Write letters or journal entries about your loved one and your memories of them. Putting your thoughts…

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Gratitude and the Grieving Process

Did you know it’s OK to practice gratitude while grieving? After losing a loved one, feeling grateful is not something many anticipate while suffering. Yet, it’s not impossible to find yourself filled with an outpouring of gratitude following your loss.  How we show our gratitude can affect the healing process. Gratitude can help bring together the past, present, and future and assist in closing the gap between you and your…

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What is a Grief Retreat?

What is a Grief retreat? It’s a place to get away from your routine and join a community of people who understand and share in your grief. But these types of retreats are so much more than a temporary escape for those struggling with loss. Grief can be an isolating experience for many. Grief retreats can provide a safe space for someone to gain valuable tools to cope with loss….

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Are the Five Stages of Grief Correct?

When you lose a loved one, you hear a lot about the stages of grief. You know, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. We’ve all heard of them; they’ve been ingrained in our heads forever. But what f they aren’t correct? Do you know where they originated? We do! Take a look! Where Did the 5 Stages Originate? Introduced in the 1969 book titled On Death and Dying by Elisabeth…

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