How do you go about expressing your sympathy to someone who has just lost someone close to them? It seems like nothing could possibly be significant enough to help ease the pain and help them through their loss. Nothing seems relevant when compared to the severe grief that person is experiencing. Sometimes you have to […]

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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 grieving process can be as unique as ones finger print. Each person brings to the journey their individual personality, their connection with the person that passed away, their religious/spiritual beliefs, their feelings about death, […]

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When your loved one dies, you feel an even stronger desire to be near them. The loss that you have suffered makes you long to feel their presence in some way or another. The mention of their name, the smell of their clothes, a quick glance at their picture, all give you a brief sense […]

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Spring is in full bloom and it’s time to start thinking about planting your garden! The promise of new life is such a wonderful way to lift yourself up when you’re grieving the loss of someone dear to you. Immersing yourself in nature and taking in the peace and solitude your garden has to offer can help […]

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        When a person is born, we rejoice, and when they’re married, we jubilate, but when they die, we pretend nothing happened.  – Margaret Mead Today as we live in the twenty first century, our culture promotes a sort of death denial or death avoidance. We do not like to talk about […]

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