A Nation Grieves For Those In Boston

prayers For BostonOnce again here in the US we are faced with grief from a horrible tragedy with the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  What we have viewed on TV is reminiscent of what we have viewed from war scenes.

The grief over the sudden deaths and injuries will make people pause and wonder if they are safe?  Is their city safe and are their children safe.  We are all experiencing the shock, anger and sadness which are all typical reactions of grief.

How do we talk to our children about what’s happened?

We should talk to our kids… Continue reading

Sadness as a Part of the Journey to Healing

  Sadness can be the most hurtful feeling on your journey through grief.   But sadness is natural, and an authentic emotion following the death of a loved one.  Allowing yourself to feel the sadness is in large part what your journey toward healing is all about according to Dr Alan Wolfelt.
Yes healing.  You may not feel like you will ever heal but I assure you that you will.  Oh, it may take weeks and months before you are confronted by the depth of your sorrow, which is good because you could not and… Continue reading

Grieving Changes – Breast Cancer & Widows

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I bet everyone reading this has been touched by this insidious disease, either personally or through a friend or relative. Breast cancer is one of those few cancers that can leave a woman disfigured, leaving her often grieving how her body used to look and how she used to feel as a woman.

She grieves in many of the same ways as I have as a widow. I grieved for a life I used to have and was forced to find a new normal, so does she.
A woman with breast cancer often… Continue reading