Thanksgiving: Grateful while Grieving

Grief during Thanksgiving  November can be a difficult time for people who have lost a loved one. Strong emotions often surface on Thanksgiving, including sorrow, anger, and frustration, and many people experience mixed emotions during the holidays.  When the family gathers around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, it’s impossible to miss the fact that someone …

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Tips on Coping with Loss: Advice from ‘Death Experts’

Losing a loved one is an overwhelming experience. This tragic event unfortunately affects all of us at one time or another, but some people have more exposure to grief and loss due to the nature of their work. Hospice caregivers, healthcare professionals, and funeral directors often get “on the job” training on how to deal …

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A Purpose

Every person is meant to have a purpose. A purpose is unique to each individual’s life experience. A purpose can be found in a career, while others find it in a specific moment that altered another’s life.   No matter big or small, there is a purpose to each and everyone’s life—but often the tales …

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