Everyone has to be their own hero and live life their own way, it is no one’s decision. If we have loved ones who are sick and battling cancer, we can not tell them how to fight it but we can support them. We can love them, encourage them, and stand by their side as […]

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The following is a guest blog post from Lori Pederson, author of the blog, I Did Not Know What to Say.   The words fun and adventure are rarely discussed when someone is grieving. The grieving process can be lonely and full of a deep sense of loss and sadness for long periods of time. However, […]

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  The journey through grief can be long and difficult. Remember to be very gentle with yourself. Treat yourself as you would your child. Be kind, loving, tender, caring and generous. Accept that you have suffered a debilitating wound, and you need to heal. Think of yourself as in intensive care.   Wishing you gentleness for […]

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Empathy is having the ability to recognize and share the feelings of another person. It’s what allows us as humans to have compassion for those who are suffering. Because we have empathy, we can recognize when a person is grieving and express our sympathy appropriately. However, some situations are easier to be empathetic about than […]

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It’s hard to know how to react when we find out someone has cancer. There’s no doubt that the word “cancer” conjures up some strong feelings, so we have a tendency to speak emotionally, often without first thinking it through. However, there are some phrases and sentiments that you’ll want to avoid using when you find out someone has […]

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