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Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

Grief sucks.  Finding a way out from underneath the weight is the goal.  That’s what David Kessler proposes in Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief .  How do you learn to grieve in ways that avoid suffering and allow you to find some meaning in t…
The Grief Recovery Handbook

The Grief Recovery Handbook

I didn’t come to reading The Grief Recovery Handbook through a recent or traumatic loss. I came to it because I have stated that all change involves loss. One of the arguments I received referred to a post that in turn referred to The Grief Recovery…
The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss

The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss

Often, it’s described as a brain fog.  It’s the inability to think after the loss of a loved one.  It feels like you’ve got to make so many decisions, yet your ability to make them is compromised at best.  The worst part is you don’t know how impacted y…
On Death and Dying

On Death and Dying

When my brother died, I experienced grief in a different way than I had in the past. I was suddenly in a situation that no one should ever have to go through – the death of a sibling. As a part of trying to process that my wife suggested that I read t…
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Option A isn’t available.  You can’t have what you want.  Whether you want a loved one back or you want something in your life that can no longer happen, you’ll have to do something different.  Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Find…
Touching Two Worlds: A Guide for Finding Hope in the Landscape of Loss

Touching Two Worlds: A Guide for Finding Hope in the Landscape of Loss

What do you do when your work becomes your personal life?  Perhaps you spend your time helping others with substance abuse, and a family member starts abusing; or you work with grief counseling, and suddenly, you’re faced with the death of a parent, a …