Monthly Archives: February 2012

Grief

When I was still in high school I was introduced to THANATOPSIS by my English teacher.   It is often translated as “Meditation on Death”.  William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) started this poem when he was only 17.   When it was first published in 1817, … Continue reading

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Grief

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP SOMEONE WHO IS GRIEVING Encourage expression of thoughts and feelings  “Do you feel like talking?”…… “I don’t know what to say, but I care.” …..”Don’t worry if you cry in front of me” Help create rituals … Continue reading

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Grief

Taking Care of Yourself This is not a luxury, but rather a necessity, especially while grieving. Here are some tips to get you started: Laugh.…  Laughter IS the best medicine.  It makes you forget for a while and produces endorphins, the … Continue reading

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Grief

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT GRIEF MYTH:  The pain will go away faster if I ignore it. Fact:  Trying to ignore the pain will only make it worse.  For real healing you must face your grief and actively deal with it. … Continue reading

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Grief

Loss is difficult. Our family lost a very special person at the end of January. Father, brother, husband, friend. The extended family came together and celebrated his life, and that was very special. Then we all scattered to the four … Continue reading

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Lesson #5 from “sell this house?”

The last lesson from “sell this house” is more philosophical than financial. Remember that where you choose to live…whether apartment, condo, house (big or small), condo, tepee, cabin, or houseboat…is your temple. Choose it with love and caring. Fill it … Continue reading

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Lesson #4 from “sell this house?”

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