June 2014


A Child's View: Summer Coping Skills


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The weather is warming up in Cleveland and hopefully we will not see snow for a long time. When you have lost someone however, you may not feel much summer in your heart. You feel that so much has been lost, and for a while that is all you can think of. There is good news: we are able to hold memories in our hearts. As you allow yourself to recall and keep memories close, you may slowly sense the power of healing. You may even be able to find happiness again. Memories can inspire, guide and help to make the world better.
 
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June 21 2014


Stages of Grief


As bereavement professionals, we are often asked to talk about the "stages of grief" and when will grief end. The truth is that when you experience the death of a loved one or have a significant loss, you never get back to normal. There is a new normal. Over time one learns how to live with the loss. Finding ways to remember and maintain an enduring connection with the deceased is one way to manage. Grief evolves and changes over time. It doesn't happen in orderly stages and one doesn't get over it.
 
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June 21 2014


Book Review: Sorry for Your Loss


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King gathers the information from her experience as well as from others who have lived with losses. She describes those things that people who are grieving often think but feel they cannot say. And she describes the efforts made to provide comfort which have helped, as well as those which have hurt.
 
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June 21 2014


Pregnancy Loss


As soon as couples find out they’re pregnant, a relationship forms with the unborn child. Pregnant moms are drawn to the windows of maternity stores. Prospective parents pick up little footballs, tiaras and tea sets. Outfits and car seats are carefully selected for the ride home from the hospital. But, all of those loving conversations between partners can come to an abrupt halt.
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June 09 2014

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