Posts Tagged "loss"

Grief of Caregivers

Posted on May 14, 2012 in All Blogs, Death is Not the Only Cause of Grief, Moving Forward | 0 comments

Caregiving on the Rise The number of caregivers in the United States is substantially growing each year. According to the American Academy of Geriatric Psychiatrists, one out of every four American families cares for someone over the age of 50; and this number is only expected to rise. These caregivers are an exceptional group of people that sacrifice their time, energy and freedom to care for a loved one. However, this sacrifice is not without consequence. Caregiving is an honorable position however; it can be taxing on the physical and emotional health of the caregiver. Many caregivers feel...

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Moving Forward Through Grief

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 in All Blogs, Death is Not the Only Cause of Grief, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief | 0 comments

Roadmap for Your Journey Grief comes in all shapes and sizes; every griever is different and each grief situation is unique. Regardless of age, each person goes through a grieving process after a significant loss. The loss may include anyone or anything significant to that person. There’s no particular system for dealing with grief, there’s no exact time frame for healing and there’s no precise definition for recovery. However, there is a roadmap to guide you through this difficult and personal journey and it provides practical activities, encouragement, and hope to anyone experiencing...

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Dealing With Fear After Loss

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 in All Blogs, Moving Forward | 1 comment

Fear is a Normal Reaction After the initial response to loss, fear can arise as a normal reaction. Some form of fear usually manifests as a result from tragedy, loss or death of a loved one. Fear can present itself in a variety of ways. You may be afraid of the dark, being left alone, being around new people or getting hurt. You may be afraid of death and dying. You may even develop fears you never had before. Sometimes people may experience a generalized fear where they’re not exactly sure what they are afraid of. You may find yourself holding on tighter to possessions and/or people...

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Forgiveness is Essential in Grief

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 in All Blogs, Death is Not the Only Cause of Grief, Moving Forward | 1 comment

Lighten Your Load

Forgiveness is crucial on your grief journey, without it, it’s difficult to move forward. Unforgiveness is a destructive emotion so holding onto it may only make your heart feel worse. Unforgiveness carries a trunk full of heaviness that can weigh you down and delay your recovery. The burden of unforgiveness is too heavy for anyone to drag along in the grief journey. Lighten your load; open the trunk and deal with the mess of emotions inside.

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Grieving a Loss Can Leave a Hole in Your Heart

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 in All Blogs, Death is Not the Only Cause of Grief, Helping Another, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief | 0 comments

A Vacant Heart After you lose someone or something you love, there is usually an emptiness you feel inside. You may think the empty space will never be filled; you may feel as if there is a hole in your heart that will remain forever. The death of a loved one, the loss of a pet, or the loss of a relationship can leave your heart aching as you grieve for who and what you’ve lost. A portion of your life was occupied by that relationship and when it’s gone, there is a void left not only in your heart but in your life also. Time was spent in the relationship; you did things together while...

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