The Existential Crisis of Grief – Grief Compass – shared via Grief Healing


With time you’ll find that profound loss, like what you’re experiencing, can bring a kind of wisdom that only comes from surviving something truly devastating.

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Grief camp for widowed men and women  – H O P E – Soaring Spirits International


Soaring Spirits builds community. We create, and maintain, innovative peer-based grief support programs for widowed men and women that serve a worldwide population.

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Entire Ohio town celebrates early Christmas for terminally ill boy


An entire town celebrated Christmas two months early to honor a terminally-ill 12-year-old who may not live to see the big day. Keith Burkett has a rare form of childhood cancer in his skull, shoulder, spine and liver which doctors fear will claim his life before the end of the year.So the people of Stow, Ohio, US, pulled together to give him a Christmas he will never forget by decorating their homes, singing carols and dressing up as Santa.

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After the Funeral – 5 Things to Remember When People Disappoint You | Gary Roe


When loss hits, our world changes. This includes our relationships. People around us tend to over-promise but under-deliver in terms of supporting us in

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‘SNL’: Dan Crenshaw Appears for Pete Davidson’s Apology (Watch) – Variety


“In what I’m sure was a huge shock to people who know me, I made a poor choice last week,” Davidson said.

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How Are Poppies a Sign of Mourning? | Grieving Together


Have you been wearing a poppy? Lots of people in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the UK pin a poppy over their hearts in the weeks before Remembrance Day, do you?  This tradition stems from the poem In Flanders Fields with its imagery of poppies blowing between the tombstone crosses in a World War I graveyard. What’s your reason for wearing a poppy? Maybe you want to support the work of the Legion with your donation (or donations in my case, as I usually buy and lose about four every year). Or you might have served in the armed forces or have a loved one who did, and you want to acknowledge their contribution, and the sacrifice of people who died in war. Poppies are a community symbol of mourning. You may not personally know a soldier who lost their life in war, but we feel moved to mark the loss with the symbol pinned to our lapels. Mourning symbols, (like arm bands and black ribbons) work in a similar way. They give us the opportunity to publicly declare our loss. “Someone I care about has died” they say, even when you don’t have the words. A poppy in November denotes something specific: Remembrance. It links you to other people wearing a poppy in a shared emotion. A mourning symbol also denotes something specific: grief. It allows others to see that you are in mourning. That the things you do, even the mundane things like grocery shopping, are tinged with grief. The mourning symbol you wear can link you to others who have experienced grief and arouse compassion in people who encounter you in your mourning—crying in the produce aisle, or screaming in traffic, or where ever you find yourself when emotions overtake you. No one is embarrassed …

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Triumph Over Grief Story – A T-Shirt is Much More Than Just a T-Shirt – Family Lives On Foundation


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