Welfare Grief: These WELFARE PAYOUT Statistics Will Make YOUR BLOOD BOIL… LOOK!!!


The thing is, I don’t think any Americans have a problem with people being on welfare if they truly need it. And some people really do need it.

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No One Dies Alone – http://www.inforum.com/news/4373686-madissens-secret-grieving-devils-lake-father-raising-awareness-after-11-year-old#.WjLEv2HkC5t.link


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Bereaved Holiday Season Survival guide – A Poem | The Grief Toolbox


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How Doctors Die | Essay | Zócalo Public Square


Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. This surgeon was one of the best in the country. He had even invented a new procedure for this exact cancer that could triple a patient’s five-year-survival odds–from 5 percent to 15 percent–albeit with a poor quality of life. Charlie was uninterested. He went home the next day, closed his practice, and never set foot in a hospital again. He focused on spending time with family and feeling as good as possible. Several months later, he died at home. He got no chemotherapy, radiation, or surgical treatment. Medicare didn’t spend much on him.It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how …

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50 Shades of Grief


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It’s the most wonderful, bittersweet time of year again.  The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. Everyone is making their lists and checking them twice.  This is the time of year that we surround ourselves with friends and families partaking in joyous celebrations. But for those of us who are grieving, our emotions are magnified.

You want to be jolly, but there is another part of you that is drowning in massive waves of grief.  Grief can be debilitating, especially this time of year.  For so many, the holidays become a painful reminder that someone we love is gone forever.

There is nothing holly or jolly about grief.  There are no Christmas grief carols.  My words are meaningless and annoying to countless individuals.  Many readers will probably scroll past this article and roll their eyes at another…

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Rescuing the Holiday from Expectations


Toni Lepeska

            I once wrote that each Christmas gets better and better after losing someone you love to the grave. I meant well, but I was wrong.

            Stay tuned. There’s hope in this story.pinecone

            Last year, a great pall fell upon me for reasons I cannot pinpoint. I was unhappy with Christmas. Go away. Come back next year. My grief surged.

            Not that it was as bad as the first Christmases. Those would be the ones right after my father died in 2006 and right after my mother died in 2009. I was better last year than those years, but my holiday grief didn’t steadily improve.

            I realize now that some Christmases aren’t going to be as good, or better, than others. That’s true whether you have had a death in the family or not, so certainly it is true when you do.

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funeralOne Blog » Blog Archive 12 Days of Easy DIYs That Help Families Remember At Christmas


Our favorite Christmas DIYs that will help your families celebrate loved ones and embrace the true reason for the season.

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