July 13, 2018

Many of us have furry friends (cats, dogs, and other critters) that become beloved parts of our family, and we are devastated when they die, either by accident, sudden illness, or old age. It is very sad, and we often wonder if we can ever get past the grief. Also, if...

March 26, 2018

One of the best bits of wisdom offered in the TV show, 7th Heaven, is it is sometimes better to be harmless than helpful. Often when we try to be helpful, we inadvertently make things worse for those we are trying to help. Take, for example, someone who has suffered a...

January 23, 2017

To borrow a line from pro football, our culture encourages us to think of grieving the death of a loved one as “three and out." In other words, we get three days off from our jobs to deal with a death, including the funeral, burial and tying up loose ends, then it’s ba...

January 6, 2017

At first you may be tempted to chuckle at this headline, but then you may be wondering what does it have to do with helping me get past my grief? Quite a lot. Consider what happens when we physically stop moving. Muscles become weak, standing and walking gets difficult...

December 8, 2016

The holidays are a difficult time for many people, especially for those who are alone, are grieving, or both. Our culture promotes the idea that this season is primarily for families, couples, and happy people, which leaves out more people than you may realize on first...

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