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The Quiet Space of Grief

In the cold of winter, we are more apt to feel the pain of our grief. Ambivalence becomes our friend as we search for the meaning in loss. We release a sigh of relief that we survived the holidays and then comes the quiet of winter. 
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November 19 2018

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief JoDee Coulter, MT-BC, CT 

Do Men and Women Grieve Differently?

​We all experience losses throughout our lives. When enduring a big loss, people fall into patterns that may be considered masculine or feminine ways of reacting.

Although the way we grieve is affected by many other factors besides gender, men and women do tend to process their losses differently. One generalization about gender differences in grieving is that men tend to focus on feelings of anger. They are likely to spend time in their heads, thinking. They also tend to spend more time alone rather than relying on others.
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November 16 2018

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Laurie L. Mason, LISW-S, ACHP-SW 

Life Changes

​The death of a loved one may be one of the most difficult experiences we go through. Life changes forever.  

Many have the responsibility of dealing with legal matters, insurance companies, utility and medical bills and the task of cleaning out an apartment or house. Sorting through 30, 40 or 50 years of accumulated items can be overwhelming and so exhausting. Grief can wreak havoc on you mentally, physically and spiritually—your entire being. 
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July 24 2018

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief April L. Ratcliffe LSW 

What’s on Your Grief Playlist?

​What would we do without music? It accompanies happy and sad times alike. It inspires us to move, and supports us in our tears. It is tied to our memories, and can change our mood in an instant. Music often expresses exactly what we are feeling, even when we are not able to.

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July 24 2018

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Karen Hatfield, MMT, MT-BC, CHPCA 

A Child’s View: Remembering...

​Sometimes, when we miss a loved one who has died, we think that remembering will make us feel worse.  But, it depends on which memories you choose.  In the beginning, we do think of Dad’s slow decline, Abuela’s illness, sister’s funeral or a pet’s last day. The sad times are fresh in our minds because those are the last memories we have.

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July 24 2018

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Mary Murphy, M.Ed., LPC 

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