Category: Grief

Preparing for Post Holiday Blues

As we all know, Christmas is an extremely hectic time of the year. It sometimes happens that when the last forkful of turkey casserole has been eaten and when the last of the holiday visitors has driven off, we are stuck by a wave of emotional exhaustion. What can we do to ease ourselves out of this period of letdown? Before Christmas Pace yourself Take time to ponder the significance of Christmas; resolve not to let consumerism take over. If

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Anniversary Grief

Molly’s loss occurred many months ago. She had been feeling much better; yet her turbulent feelings seem to have returned. She is shocked and scared to be feeling so distraught. It seems like she has returned to the emotional state she was in around the time her husband, Felix, died. Felix had been ill for nine months before he died. Molly grieved a great deal since first hearing the diagnosis. Molly has good friends to talk with, although some have

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Good Grievin’

How is it possible to refer to grief as good? Grief can be painful, chaotic and scary, but surely not good? Anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one or the loss of a relationship will say that grief hurts a lot. It hurts so much that we wonder if we will never be the same again. Grief is difficult, but it can be managed well. To manage it well is to experience “good grief”, as opposed to

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