Mother had a very difficult time accepting Brother's death. We tried so hard to give her the assurance of love and support we thought she so needed. We did not realize just how much she was suffering in silence.
The loss of a child is incomprehensible. As I share my personal loss I reveal the conflicts of emotions and a wake up call to what should not be said to a grieving parent.
When we allow grief to do its work, we experience a wide range of emotions, both negative and positive, as our lives adjust themselves to the loss we have experienced.
Grief visits all of us at some point in our lives. We each deal with it in our own way, and, knowing how awful we felt when we last were grieving, it’s only natural that we try to comfort our friends when we see them in pain. Here are some things that you shouldn’t say, why you shouldn’t say...
There is no cure for grief when we lose someone we love, but there are ways to cope with loss.
How do you celebrate the joy and wonder of the holiday season when you’re coping with the loss of someone close to you?
Grief and Alcohol were two "demons" that incapacitated me, preventing me from living a full, happy life. I found my way free. Here is how. If I could do it, so can you.
You know, we sometimes go through life accepting that which we know and love is a part of life that is lasting. As a child, we often do not think of death, for ourselves or those close to us. Death is something that happens to people we do not know...
Put yourself in the place of a dying person. Learn to accept your own mortality and then reach out to someone who has been told they will die soon. Be there to listen and help them accept their situation and prepare for what they must face.
Death is a strange phenomenon. No one can quite understand it. But the emptiness we feel when someone we love passes away is truly real.