Softening Grief and Pain


via Speaking Pain in Hopes of Alleviating Some

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Some Things Can’t Be Fixed, and That’s Okay


Grief Happens

I ran across a post on Facebook several days ago that I can’t stop thinking about.

Tim Lawrence sums up my numerous thoughts and emotions on grieving in this eloquent and thoughtful post.

I could blast out THOUSANDS of words on the subject, and I could tell you all the ignorant and thoughtless cliches I heard after my father’s death nearly twenty years ago, many of which still sting if I allow myself to fixate on them.

I’m coming into an unfamiliar and somewhat unsettling season. At the same time, I’m finally moving through some hard, but necessary emotions.

As the twenty-year anniversary of my father’s passing approaches in Spring 2016, I find myself thinking more and more about him — my relationship with him, my life before his death and my current life, the after.

I was a fresh-faced twenty-year-old when he died. I’m now a much more weathered…

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Grief and Suicide


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Listed below are many links to blogs and websites that focus on, discuss or provide information about suicide and grief.

Grief and bereavement are normal and one’s emotional response to death. Whether it was known the person was dying or not ahead of time does not change the reaction. The emotions might change, the thought process may be different, but death is traumatic! Death by suicide is different than other ways one could die; accident, illness, natural disaster, age-suicide is a choice one makes and the survivor or survivors wonder why?

Think Robin Williams-an amazing actor, talented, from the outside looks like he had it all; fame, fortune, humor, many movies behind him…as one gets to know his history, they learn of his health both physical and mental and what was going on for him. None of this was obvious to the natural eye and certainly as a bystander-most thought…

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Grief and reconnecting with old friends


via Hey Old Friend: reconnecting with people who matter – What’s Your Grief

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Grief and The Art of the Comeback


via The Art of the Comeback | Toni Lepeska

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Colors of mourning in different cultures of the world – Shared via Dying on My Feet


via Colors of mourning in different cultures of the world – Funeral Zone

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Grief Isn’t Something To Get Over


via Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over | Thrive Global

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