Grieving & Healing Articles

Tips for Grieving Employees

Tips for Grieving Employees

If someone in your workplace has experienced a loss, it will have an effect on all who come into contact with that co-worker. If you are one of those people, you may feel uncomfortable or perhaps uncertain. “What should I say?” is a common...

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Children & Grief

Children & Grief

Children and grieving has always been a tough subject for us as adults to understand. When we love someone, we inevitably set ourselves up for the pain and the grief when we lose that loved one. This can take place through separation, divorce...

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Talking with children about death

Talking with children about death

There are several books that I would like to recommend but they can only be aids. That means they are best used as supplements to something else. Death is an emotionally-charged subject for us and for children; books, be themselves, cannot dispel...

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Children & Funerals

Children & Funerals

After all the thousands of books, tapes, pamphlets, programs, videos and seminars that have been devoted to the subject of children and funerals over the last 30 years, the question still arises… “Should we bring children to the funeral?”...

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Loss of an Infant Child

Loss of an Infant Child

No one knows what they can handle until they have to. If someone had told me that my child would die, and that I would survive, I would have said: “You’re crazy. I could never handle something like that.” While every loss is difficult, the death...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is grief? Grief is the normal response of sorrow, emotion, and confused emotions that come from the loss of someone or something import to you. It is a natural part of life. Grief is a typical reaction to death, divorce, job loss, a move...

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Suicide

Suicide

“Suicide is more common than most of us realize. It ranks among the ten leading causes of death in North America and is now the second most frequent cause of death among young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 30.” A person’s sorrow over...

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Should children know about Death?

Should children know about Death?

Yes. Learning to accept death is a natural experience in life which must not be ignored. Talking about death is necessary. It is a vital part of every child’s development. Learning to accept death is a natural experience in life which must...

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The Grief Experience

The Grief Experience

It is essential to allow oneself to feel all the emotions that arise, as painful as they may be, & to treat oneself with patience & kindness. Grieving people have two choices: 1. Avoid the pain and emotions associated with their loss and...

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