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About Me:
I am a Grief Counselor and Nutritionist who has worked with Hospice and the bereaved since 2001.
About my Loss:
I've lost a brother and sister, father and mother, grandparents, friend, fiance, step-son, cousin and ex-husband. Overwhelmed by grief, I created Online Grief Support. It's a community of people helping people. Thank YOU for making this community what it is today.
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Grief Counselor. Please send me a message if interested in grief counseling services.

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Rituals To Commemorate

Rituals are effective and meaningful when they have significance to the deceased and to the survivor. The following are merely suggestions and might be altered and enhanced to appropriately accommodate the relationship involved.

  • Prepare a favorite meal of the loved one and enjoy it as he/she did.
  • Prepare a favorite dessert – share with family or friends.
  • Watch a movie(s) enjoyed by your loved one.
  • Plant flowers, a tree or a flowering bush in…
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Posted on June 16, 2017 at 2:46pm

Recommended Book by David Kessler

Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms: Who and What You See Before You Die

  David Kessler, expert on death and grief, takes on three uniquely shared experiences that challenge our ability to explain and fully understand the mystery of our final days. The first is “visions".  As the dying lose sight of this world, some people appear to be looking into the world to come.…

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Posted on May 10, 2017 at 3:07pm — 2 Comments

Typical responses associated with Grief

  • Reduced concentration
  • A sense of numbness
  • Disrupted sleeping patterns
  • Changed eating habits
  • Emotional Roller coaster

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 2:21pm — 2 Comments

Have you experienced the death of a spouse in the past five years?

Have you experienced the death of a spouse in the past five years?

Are you between the ages of 18-64? If so, researchers from the University of Illinois are interested in hearing your story. We are conducting interviews with individuals who have recently lost a spouse. Interested participants will engage in an audio-recorded interview about their experiences with loss. Interviews will take approximately 45–90 minutes and will remain confidential. Participants who are U.S. citizens,…

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Posted on March 12, 2017 at 4:30pm

Healthy Self Care

Developing a healthy self-care practice is an essential part of active grieving. Self-care in all its forms - physical, spiritual, intellectual and psychological - is at the very heart of purposeful grieving. As you're committed to growing through this experience of loss - of becoming more than you were before the passing of your loved one, not less - I offer you these self-care tips and ideas:

  • Surround yourself with things that help you feel…
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Posted on December 30, 2016 at 1:44pm

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At 2:46pm on January 27, 2017, Chris said…

i'm sorry about the loved ones you've lost.  it all seems like an awful lot for 1 person to go through.  i'm trying to get through the grief of losing my dad right now and it sure is hard.  i'm so glad I found this forum.

At 10:25am on December 28, 2016, Pamela philipp said…
Thankyou for the article I will look into those suggestions I will let you know how or if they work
At 2:32pm on December 27, 2016, Pamela philipp said…
I was wondering if you received my message I sent you
At 3:38pm on December 25, 2016, Pamela philipp said…
Hi Diana had a question I was wondering if you know a good but natural remedy for anxiety I don't Believe in antidepressants of any kind my problem is every time I go in public I get very anxious and have to leave and get right back home I don't like being out in public don't like being in grocery stores really don't like being around people but I won't take any pills don't like them I have my reasons my sister committed suicide years ago enough said if you have any suggestions let me know thanks
At 9:40am on December 5, 2016, mhi gp said…

hi. i can't remember what i said as i've been ill in bed for weeks.

i guess am wondering what happens in this particular group, please

At 8:49am on November 25, 2016, Diana, Grief Counselor said…
All people are different in their journey of healing. Give others grace, acceptance, compassion and kindness on their journey.
At 4:58am on February 8, 2016, Michael Thompson said…

Hi Diana Y, Im doing badly.  Its been around 15 months for me now since my wife passed, and I still cant believe she has gone.  There's a hole in my life now, and it will never be filled.  I watched some online video's recently just to have her near to me, I cried my heart out.  I also feel very sorry for our Yorkie pup, because my wife had Yorkies all her life, they were like little people to her, she was devoted to Yorkie's.  Thanks for enquiring about me.

Michael UK

At 11:35am on June 11, 2015, Mark said…

Hi Diana,

 I have an acquaintance that anxious to join.  Could you please review your requests to join at your earliest convenience.

Thanks in advance

Mark

At 6:42am on May 2, 2015, Michael Thompson said…

Hi Diana Y.  I lost my wife to cancer last September 2014, we were married 22 years, how would you feel about Skyping with me ?

Michael UK

At 5:21pm on March 19, 2015, JO B gave Diana, Grief Counselor a gift
"When a person is born we rejoice, and when they're married we jubilate, but when they die we try to pretend nothing has happened." -- Margaret Mead

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Jesse's Mom commented on Diana, Grief Counselor's blog post After Death Communication
"Leslie, I am sorry for the loss of your dear father. I read your post about the ADC with your dad. It would seem like you must be clairvoyant, and these are gifts for some reason, that some people seem to have. (especially those who have been near…"
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Rituals To Commemorate

Rituals are effective and meaningful when they have significance to the deceased and to the survivor. The following are merely suggestions and might be altered and enhanced to appropriately accommodate the relationship involved.Prepare a favorite meal of the loved one and enjoy it as he/she did.Prepare a favorite dessert – share with family or friends.Watch a movie(s) enjoyed by your loved one.Plant flowers, a tree or a flowering bush in memory of your loved one.Enjoy a toast to your loved one…See More
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I love my Dad.

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bluebird commented on Constance May's blog post Just now joining to see what it's about.
"There are a lot of people on this site in the same or similar position; I hope that you will find some comfort here."
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bluebird replied to Darlene's discussion My grief has made me feel numb from the neck down, has anyone else felt this?
"I prefer not to feel anything, now. It's not healthy, I know, but it's my preference."
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bluebird commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Kim, Yes, grief is unbelievably exhausting. I am simultaneously always tired, and unable to sleep without pills.  When I have stuff I have to do, like doing the laundry or grocery shopping, it takes me hours to work up to doing it. I can manage…"
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morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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Compounded grief with existing anxiety and depression.

During the tragic loss of a loved one or having gone through several tragedies , be it death of a loved one, divorce , personal health issues, or getting older , ect. Sometimes the stress and depression compounded by grief can be debilitating and it may have us feel as if we are mourning our own deaths while we are grieving the loss of our loved ones , We feel as if our own lives are over , Being in this mode can make recovery a longer more confusing process for some. It can be uncomfortable to…See More
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KIM Montgomery commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Can some please tell me, is grief truly exhausting.  It seems like I can barely stay awake when I get home.  I get up at 4:45 in the morning and at work by 5:45.  I usually leave around 2:45, hoping to have some energy to do things at…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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Belle Merc replied to Janet Shores Hoogendyk's discussion Murder, Suicide, And living in fear in the group Multiple Losses Group
"June 23/17 - Dear heart, I cannot imagine the pain you are in with all that loss and horror.  I hope I can communicate with you in the future, I am also grieving many losses.  I am an Ordained Minister and I believe in the power of prayer…"
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Multiple Losses Group

I am creating this site for the many of us who have suffered several losses. I lost my mom, dad, grandma(2nd mom), grandpa, my beloved dog and divorce.Many of us have lost more than one person or event.Come share!See More
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Joy replied to Joy's discussion Missing mama every day! in the group Adult Daughters grieving the death of her Mother
"Thanks for the kind words Dennis. My belief in God and life after this one ends is what keeps me going."
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Dennis C. replied to Joy's discussion Missing mama every day! in the group Adult Daughters grieving the death of her Mother
"Joy I am very sorry for your loss. I believe that one day we will be reunited with our loved ones. Until then I rely on that belief to keep me looking forward and hopeful. This certainly doesn't take our pain away, but it does keep us focused…"
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Adult Daughters grieving the death of her Mother

This group is for adult daughters trying to cope with losing her Mother
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Joy commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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