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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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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

Don't Lose Your Focus

When we grieve we sometimes lose our focus.

You can choose what you want to focus on.  Choose!  Choose what you CAN do. Honor and care for each other… Smile… Say thank you… Let the person ahead of you in line… Hold the door for someone… Help the elderly with a task… Give a compliment… Be courteous and polite… Say hello… Offer help to others… Be a good listener… Start a conversation with someone… Give someone…

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Posted on November 30, 2016 at 7:37pm — 2 Comments

Good can come from Pain

No one is prepared for grief. The rush of feelings, the thoughts, anxieties, and heartache can take us by surprise and drive us to our knees. Yet, when we choose to harness that power for self-growth, amazing things can happen. Good can come from pain.

Learn to tell your story differently. Take the victim mentality out of the story of loss you tell yourself and others and replace it with the word survivor to return to a sense of control over your…

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Posted on November 29, 2016 at 12:38pm — 3 Comments

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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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Dolly commented on Diana, Grief Counselor's blog post After Death Communication
"I believe you got your answer Cindi... God is a merciful God and knows our hearts even with everyone else thinks they do... but only He does and only our hearts matter.. we all say and do things that hurt Him and like the best parent ever He loves…"
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Cindi Norton commented on Diana, Grief Counselor's blog post After Death Communication
"My 36 year old son Christopher died April 5th of an alcohol drug overdose.  He is a Christian and fought addictions for many years. I have tremendous guilt praying I could of helped him-saved him.  A few days ago I saw an Angel, just after…"
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Gilda commented on Diana, Grief Counselor's group I love my Dad.
"Michael, I'm so sorry for what you had to go through with your dad at the hospital.  I also feel like the medications killed my dad and that the hospital stopped caring, because he was old (86). I found some comfort at the following…"
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ADULT CHILD GRIEIVNG

Lost my dad 1-2-17 from dementia and malignant tumor.  Grieving never started till weeks later when my world crashed.  Everyday, memories of woulda, coulda and shoulda haunt me.  Too many what if's.  Never want to wake up.  Caring for him after hospital meds destroyed his mind.  Modern science and doctors are pathetic and I voiced my anger to the medical staff who were unable to give me a logical response!!!  A living hell for my dad and I.  I would endure his agony again and againSee More
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The REBEL inside us

There is a part of being human that is perhaps more evident to who is more an INTROSPECTIVE person. The part in me that the REBEL takes charge and propulse CHANGE. It´s not visible to others necessarily. Because it is in such a deep level, that most don´t quite read right. Works like this. When a lot of people tell you things that are not remotely acceptable, you make a longer distance from them to you. And they wonder what´s wrong, and of course they wont point at themselves reading you wrong…See More
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Kathleen Jordan commented on joanne's blog post people have no clue
"Fabulous!  Enjoy the small moments.  I still run my karaoke business, but it was so hard to  sing so many songs without choking up during them.  Now, I've found a way to pull strength from them. I wish I  could explain…"
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Jackie cooke commented on joanne's blog post people have no clue
"Well my friends, a strange thing has happened. This morning I was ranting to you all about not having a sign to say my Shirl is ok and still with me. We run or did run a dog training club together, we have done this since 1995, I am trying to carry…"
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Jackie cooke commented on joanne's blog post people have no clue
"Oh and also can I just say that the worst thin I'm hearing over and over is that she is at peace now. She was at peace before she died, she was reading the paper saying what we were going to watch on TV that evening. She had just enjoyed tea…"
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Jackie cooke commented on joanne's blog post people have no clue
"I'm getting this all the time, iv been told I'm still young enough to meet someone else, wtf! Light at the end of the end of the tunnel, it will get better with time. Keep yourself busy and you won't notice it so much. No one has a…"
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Tasha commented on joanne's blog post people have no clue
"People are just trying to help I believe. I can't stand when people want to know how they died. Why? I love them, I miss them, their route of departure isn't important. I have experienced much loss in my life, the most recently my…"
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beverly zuriff left a comment for AnneJ
"Thank you for your understanding of my grief.  If you have gone through it, you know how terrible it is.  I wish you the best."
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Dolly commented on Diana, Grief Counselor's blog post After Death Communication
"I believe you got your answer Cindi... God is a merciful God and knows our hearts even with everyone else thinks they do... but only He does and only our hearts matter.. we all say and do things that hurt Him and like the best parent ever He loves…"
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Jackie cooke commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Jerry that is horrendous, how can that have happened, have you only just found this out. How could a disease she didn't have kill her. It's horrible. Thinking of you x"
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Paula Marie replied to cristian criss's discussion Agony after grandmum's death.
"This sounds very much like my experience of losing my amazing mother nearly 4 years ago. I felt totally empty and dead inside, and lost almost every reason to live. I clung to the few things left in my life that had meaning, and really just wanted…"
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Cindi Norton commented on Diana, Grief Counselor's blog post After Death Communication
"My 36 year old son Christopher died April 5th of an alcohol drug overdose.  He is a Christian and fought addictions for many years. I have tremendous guilt praying I could of helped him-saved him.  A few days ago I saw an Angel, just after…"
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Cindi Norton joined Gyla Lynn Darden's group
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Loss of a child In memory of my son or daughter

This group focuses on healing ourselves and each other over the death of a child and welcomes a Christian atmosphere to help with the healing process. I welcome all of those grieving.See More
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Maggi Crowston-Boaler replied to Doug's discussion Unbearable loneliness
"October 22nd, 2012, my elder son was told he had late-stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Massive tumour on his right lung. Inoperable. Long story short: he went through HELL and he died just a month later. No counselling has ever been offered. I've…"
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Jerry commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"So, I am having to learn all about SUDEP, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. 13 Saturday's ago today, my beautiful, healthy, adoring, wife has apparently died from this mysterious condition, that is even more mysterious when you don't…"
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joanne commented on joanne's blog post I want to go back
"Jackie, im so sorry for your loss, my so called friends are also non existent, like you I understand they have lost the fun, happy person I once was, I will never be that person again, that person died when he did. I also understand the family part,…"
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Jackie cooke commented on joanne's blog post I want to go back
"All this is so true , there is no joy in waking up, every night i won't, it's 7 weeks today since my life came to an end and every day is worse. Friends are non existent,i don't blame them,the happy fun person has gone and all…"
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Tasha posted a discussion

Sons father died

January 20, my son's father lost his life to addiction. My son is eight years old, it seems so unfair that a little kid has to endure such grief. His father and I grew up together, I knew why he was the way he was. His parents both were addicts and we're in prison. Well tomy ( my son's father ) , continued the cycle. When our son, drake was born, tomy was in prison and it continued through drake's life. Tomy came home from his last stint in prison December 15 and was found dead Jan 20. Only had…See More
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morgan commented on joanne's blog post I want to go back
"Joanne, The refrain is so similar and familiar for all of us.  I was at Lowes tonight and I was picking up things for the job I am doing and the fellow who was helping me said I should be on a beach somewhere reading a book having a good time…"
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