After my husband died, I trashed my writing -- Journals -- An accumulation of spiral bound notebooks, one for each month of each year for four years. And a YA novel manuscript I was working on.I blame...
The holidays are approaching, and your best friend is in mourning. The excitement of the season is diminished by the lingering melancholy of sadness and loss. How do you respond? What can you say that...
I find it fascinating that our nation is mourning two famous individuals whom hardly anybody knew. People all across America are talking about President Ford and James Brown in glowing and endearing t...
If you have lost a loved one, dealing with the grief can be a difficult process, not only for you, but each life touched by your dearly departed. Creating an online memorial Website for him or her ...
You're home now. From the cemetery. The earth crusted in the soles of your shoes isn't dry, yet. And as you make your way through a crowd of well-wishing family members, somebody's nosy next-door neig...
Grief is a topic that is not much discussed, but all of us will go through this process some day. I have gone through it four times in seven years, but the most profound loss for me was the loss of my...
Recovering from grief has no set order or method. It all depends on the individual person, what type of grief (how their loved one died), their social and cultural background and their emotional stabi...
We need each other, especially in times of distress. And it is important never to forget that human interaction is the very essence of living a happy life. The positive result of that interaction ...
Beliefs engrained in us early in life by well-meaning adults, through their behavior and comments, become the gospel of our adult lives, and furthermore, indelibly stamped in our conscious and unc...
The entire nation was rocked by the news that came out of Blacksburg, VA on Monday, April 16, 2007. The Virginia Tech campus was besieged by a lone gunman who murdered 32 people before taking his own...