His Bird

I enjoyed spending time with him. I loved listening to his familiar stories about the army and watching his eyes light up with...
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Graveside

Alone and feeling abandoned at your graveside I weep Tears of despair and anguish make me tremble and my knees buckle into the newly...
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68 Years

A dream: I am sitting outside with my parents, Saying goodbye to the last neighbor, Who is moving to a retirement home. They say...
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Coming Out To Grief

Tell About A Time when you DID something to SHAKE OFF the impact of a loss and to receive COMFORT for your nervous system?...
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Surviving the Winter Gloom

The challenge is to always carve out something beautiful from the icicle. There is joy in living, if we allow time in the winter...
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I Have An Awesome Dragon

I think Courage, in her red spiked helmet, her red saddle and her brilliant scales will be with me for the rest of my...
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Volume 11, Issue 4 eMagazine available

The fourth issue of Volume 11 of Grief Digest's eMagazine is available.
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4 SAFE Harbor Agreements: What Are Your Advanced Directives for times of darkness?

“In times of darkness we all need a safe harbor to rest. It’s called friendship.”—Francis Paris Every December we approach the longest night of...
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Understanding the Meaning of Love

Shirley died October 12, 2009, from the ravages of severe Alzheimer’s disease.   Although curved with osteoporosis and pinned together at both hips, she was...
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Mending a Broken Heart

It’s not an easy process, but lots of love mixed with tears is the glue that reshapes the pieces of our broken heart to...