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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When you really stop to think about it, grief affects more than just your emotions and mental health. Grief affects your entire being; heart, mind, body and soul. Those observing you will notice this, but as the person grieving, you may not consciously notice the major toll grief is taking on yourself. The truth is, […]

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Grief does not take an orderly progression. There will be ups and downs through the journey. It’s okay to lean on others. Find at least three people you can include in your grief support network. Think of those who are understanding, compassionate and caring. Ideally, seek people from different circles of your life, for example a […]

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Although everyone grieves differently, there will be others who are going through something similar to you. Find someone who has been there too. You can support and comfort each other in ways others would not be able too. Who can you reach out to at this very moment? Chelsea   COPYRIGHT 2012, With Sympathy Gifts and Keepsakes, […]

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When most people think of therapy, they think of a big couch, ink blots and an expensive hourly rate. Just because the thought of traditional therapy with a psychologist doesn’t sit well with you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t undergo some type of therapy treatment to help with the healing process. Everyone should have that one activity […]

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