Posts Tagged "recognizing loss"

Allowing the Pain of Grief

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 in All Blogs, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief | 1 comment

Don’t Avoid Pain It is human nature for us to steer clear of pain; most of us try to avoid it at all cost. It is also an instinctual response to protect the ones we love from hurting, especially children. However, there is no successful way to avoid pain when experiencing grief. With grief there is pain; the two go hand in hand. That statement sounds so cold and absolute but once you experience the grief and pain in full, you will be free to move forward toward recovery. The pain associated with grief hurts tremendously; sometimes it’s downright brutal. Though you may be tempted, don’t...

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Before Grief, There is Reaction to Loss

Posted on Sep 17, 2011 in All Blogs, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief | 0 comments

Reacting to Loss Everyone is different; we’re all aware of that. Everyone deals with situations in a personal and unique way. We should especially be aware that each person reacts to loss in his or her own individual way. There’s no “correct” response to the experiences that cause grief and there’s no right or wrong way to feel. Reactions to loss sometimes cannot be predicted. A person may respond totally different than anticipated. When my dad died, I knew he was going to die and we talked about it; I was even with him when he died. However, when I saw him at the funeral home,...

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Recognizing Your Losses To Help Your Grief

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 in All Blogs, Death is Not the Only Cause of Grief, Moving Forward, Overcoming Grief | 0 comments

Causes of Grief Grief is painful, no matter what the source. Death is a major cause of grief and may be the greatest contributor to our sense of loss. However, there are so many other reasons to experience grief and not all losses have to do with death. Here are some examples of other losses. You may have additional experiences that have caused pain in your life so keep in mind this is not a comprehensive list. Separation Divorce Moving Disability after an illness or accident Miscarriage Loss of property (something important lost, destroyed, or stolen) Loss of relationship or love Loss of...

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