I sometimes still think I hear his voice in the words I hear myself say. I think I see him in the crowd, but I can’t get to him before he fades away.   I’m still not convinced this is all real. I’m hanging on to the chance that it’s not. It’s not the reality […]

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“Time heals,” they say. You cringe at that thought. It seems too hard to fathom. Perhaps, time may heal. Or perhaps it may dull your pain. But time is neutral. As many of us have learned, it is what you do with time that is important. That is the POWER of time. So, when spending your time, consider […]

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Researchers Stroebe and Schut describe grief as a dual process. You will oscillate between being loss-oriented and restoration-oriented as you heal. Loss-oriented means processing the pain and intrusion of grief. Your loss and grief is in your immediate thoughts. Restoration-oriented means attending to life changes, adapting to new roles, and forming new relationships. You are being distracted from […]

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What is the grief process? What should I expect? As you know, everyone grieves differently and reacts differently. According to J. William Worden’s, Tasks of Mourning, there are four major components of grief work: To accept the reality of loss To process the pain of grief To adjust to a world without the deceased To find an […]

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In general, American citizens are very fortunate in that we are blessed with resources, freedom and a relatively favorable climate. However, every now and then tragedy strikes, marring the otherwise hope-filled country we live in. The shooting in Aurora, Colorado that took place a week ago is one of those tragedies. It was a senseless […]

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