When We Are Ready

When we have problems or there are things troubling us, there is no shortage of people who are willing to offer suggestions and advice. Without doubt, your friends and family want you to feel better as quickly as possible but chances are, even though they mean well, they really aren’t sure what to say or do to be of help. There are a number of things to keep in mind whether yo...
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Society and Loss

There are places where we can come into conflict when it comes to our need to grieve. Our place of work and our friends and neighbors are often less patient and understanding then we need them to be. In many cases the amount of time where we receive understanding and support is less than we require. You may very likely still be reeling from the pain of grief, and yet your...
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What New Grief Is Like

When grief is brand new, there is often a great deal of confusion. The person grieving is lost, disorientated and very unsure. Those who are close to the one who is hurting are usually in a difficult spot. They aren’t sure what to do or how to help. If you are grieving, you will likely be having some feelings unlike anything you have experienced before. You may find some com...
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COMMUNITY SHOCK AND GRIEF

The pain and suffering that accompany the loss of a loved one is beyond description. The shock and uncertainty, the disbelief, disorientation and sense of abandon those grieving are left with, is akin to the physical trauma that goes along with being seriously injured in a horrible automobile accident. I would compare the grief that accompanies the death of someone you love t...
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SAVING YOUR LIFE

Any significant loss that is not acknowledged, and dealt with, will in time become an impediment to our health, growth and well-being. We allow those who have lost someone they care about through death, to take a little time to grieve. Most companies permit a few days bereavement leave. Hardly enough to even begin to grieve an important death, but at least a little time to do...
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Help Me I Hurt

Introduction: There is a social problem that has far reaching consequences we don’t speak of. It is a problem that has the ability to tear at the fabric of our society and diminish us as individuals. Most of us, by the time we get to adulthood have suffered huge losses that needed to be responded to. As children many of us have been greatly affected by things that we have l...
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