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61 tips on the experience of Grief and how to help people through it

This is the book - you can save in pdf format

The first 3

1. Grief is the normal and natural reaction to a significant emotional loss of any kind.

2. Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of, or change in, a familiar pattern of behavior.

3. Grief is the feeling of reaching out for someone who has always been…

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Added by Nora on June 18, 2017 at 9:49am — No Comments

Lessons of a Late Friend - inspire3.com

I knew he didn't have long to live.



I was sitting next to him on a cold bench at Brighton beach, staring out at the ocean.







"I want to tell you some crap," he said. "Pass it on."



And then he began telling me the things he'd learned in his short time on this planet. The kind of things we all need reminding of from time to time, but we oh-so-easily forget.



He…

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Added by Nora on June 17, 2017 at 1:43pm — 3 Comments

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

YouTube Video - Still hurts and I dont believe in Jesus but feels like my Steve is talking to me......

"IF TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME"



When tomorrow starts without me 

and I'm not here to see... 

If the sun should rise and find your 

eyes filled with tears for me, 



I wish so much you wouldn't…

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Added by Nora on June 16, 2017 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The Guide - Great Online Book for Grieving

The Guide

And this is just one of its chapters - Number VIII

 Sad, Mad and Dangerous to Know

One thing that you will almost certainly find is that you need help to sleep. I found it impossible to sleep in the first couple of…

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Added by Nora on June 15, 2017 at 6:46am — No Comments

How you can help - Letter to My Friend

This is the Link     "How You Can Help Me"

Please talk about my loved one, even though he is gone. It is more comforting to cry than to pretend that he never existed. I need to talk about him, and I need to do it over and over.
Be…
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Added by Nora on June 15, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Day I’ll Finally Stop Grieving. By: John Pavlovitz

The Day I’ll Finally Stop Grieving. By: John Pavlovitz - READ COMMENTS ALSO

This is am amazing post. Anyone can relate and find something for him/herself.

I also sent this post to some people who still talk to me so he will understand me better.

“How long has it been?…

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Added by Nora on June 5, 2017 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Can Grief be Brief? By: Dr. Ursula Weide

The Article Is Here

When I received the phone call that my 47-year old husband had died of a heart attack, I was pushed into a dimension of existence I had been unaware of so far. I was unable to eat or sleep for three days and nights, running on something unknown inside of me. Once fitful sleep…

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Added by Nora on June 3, 2017 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Another site with lessons

Here but somehow it did not touch my heart...

Added by Nora on June 3, 2017 at 2:53am — No Comments

I will never be the same

If I begin to dance

does it mean I am too alive?

If I sing again

Does it mean I have forgotten you are gone?

If I laugh out loud

does it mean I have forgotten

You are forever silent?



If a day goes by

without a tear

is your memory fading?

If your name

is not spoken

does it mean you never were?



If my heart is light for an instant

does it mean I mourn you less?

And If I should get through a day

without the image of your…

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Added by Nora on May 7, 2017 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments

Just Walk With Me



"Just Walk With Me"…

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Added by Nora on May 4, 2017 at 9:07pm — 1 Comment

A New Look at the 7 Emotional States of Loss By Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

By Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Everyone deals with pain differently. What helps me is trying to understand it. When my husband died, the pain was so intense that I wondered whether I would survive it. I did survive and decided to learn and write about the pain of loss and the process of healing. I used my own experience after the death of my husband four years ago, my cousin and my…

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Added by Nora on April 22, 2017 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

10 Steps To A New Life After Loss by Christina Rasmussen

Found this article today and decided to save it here:

From Hay House by Christina Rasmussen

Imagine living a beautiful life with your husband and two baby daughters. You have just moved to a new state and city, loving every moment of it. I was 30 years old and he was 31. Change happened fast, as if in a scary movie. The ground we walked on shifted and we had to learn to fly…

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Added by Nora on April 13, 2017 at 10:35pm — No Comments

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