Losing your loved one is like getting the wind knocked out of you. For a moment in time, you can’t breathe, you’re disoriented, you may even lose feeling. But instead of the physical loss of feeling you experience after a long fall or punch in the stomach, death causes an emotional loss of feeling. Joy, […]

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Helping a child work through the grief of losing a parent is not an easy journey. It’s a time of confusion, anger, frustration and sadness. They want nothing more than to see their mom or dad again. To feel the comfort of their guiding hand and hear their familiar, loving voice. One way to help […]

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Children have a hard time understanding that just because they can’t see something, it still exists. That’s why they find the game “Peek-a-boo” so entertaining. Have you ever played hide and seek with a small child? They hide in the most obvious places because they truly think that since they can’t see you, you can’t […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a letter written by D. Loren Whipple, Hospice of Naples Bereavement Services Coordinator. It is a collection of information gathered directly from bereaved persons. Dear friends: I know one can receive without giving for only so long, but I have not yet had enough energy to return the attention I’ve received. I […]

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  Once the dust starts to settle and you get back to your daily routine following the death of your loved one, you might start thinking about what to do with your loved one’s belongings. You’ll start thinking about this when you open your closet and see your late husbands suites hanging in there, or […]

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