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Tag Archives: Grief Loss and Bereavement
A pastor in Wisconsin held a special service to acknowledge parishioners' grief
The holidays come with a host of expectations. Perhaps the most ubiquitous of these is the feeling that we must put a smile on our faces no matter how we feel. This “forced cheer” can be difficult for anyone under … Continue reading
Bob Dylan's tender love song reminds us of the source of our grief
A little over two years ago, a fire destroyed the building where I was renting an apartment. Fortunately, no one was injured, and the landlord soon placed everyone who lived in the building in a new home. All we lost, … Continue reading
Plan in advance for your child's care while you are grieving
Our Tip of the Week: In this day and age, with advanced medical care available to almost everyone, most deaths can be anticipated in advance. Even when someone has a terminal illness, there is usually time to plan for the inevitable. Conversely, … Continue reading
Unscrupulous thieves steal the identities of people who have died
Identity theft is an agonizing burden that affects millions of people around the world every day. Unfortunately, identity thieves can also deal this cruel blow to bereaved families. Criminals use a practice known as “ghosting” to open new bank accounts, … Continue reading
A Reiki practitioner and trainer talks about using Reiki to help with death and bereavement
In this second part of our interview with Jennifer Brinn, the Master level Reiki practitioner discusses how she uses Reiki to facilitate healing and help clients have a peaceful and comfortable death. She also talks about using Reiki to comfort … Continue reading