A Few of my Go-To Resources

Today I want to share some of my go-to resources for learning, growing, and living a fulfilling life. Some of these are grief/loss specific and some are just

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Why I Hate the 5 Stages of Grief

“How long until you feel better?” My sister asked me to have my therapist answer this question. It was about 2 or 3 months after my son passed

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Here’s What You Need to Do to Support a Grieving Mom

I went back to work a week after my son died. I know that sounds crazy but staying busy was all I knew how to do. About a

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You Can Stop Feeling Guilty that You Didn’t Use Your Crystal Ball or Prevent Your Child’s Death

The day my son died, I fed him his early morning feeding at 5:30am and he went back to sleep.I was transitioning back to full-time at work so

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Are You Missing an Opportunity to Help Your Teen with Loss?

“He’s gotten an attitude lately. He’s talking back and acting surly every time I ask him to do anything. His favorite word is ‘Well …’ and he says

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Not Talking About Death – THIS is a Tragedy

Last week I survived the 13th anniversary of my son’s death. Even after 13 years, the dreaded day comes and it’s painful. In fact, the days and weeks

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3 Simple Ideas to Help You Live After Loss

Learning to live without your loved one is a long and difficult road to travel. Through books,support groups, blind luck, and the grace of God, I have learned

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Grief – Do I Have To?

The holidays are over and the first half of January is too … Well thank goodness! The holidays are hard. They are stressful for everyone, especially those who

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What To Do When Your Loved One Is Suffering from a Loss

By Jennifer Hacker – The best piece of advice I can give you is “Don’t avoid talking to the grieving person about their loved one.” Most people avoid

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The Park Next to the Cemetery

Sometimes I have this random desire to say something about Jackson’s death, out of the blue, to someone totally unsuspecting and completely innocent. For example, today I invited

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