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Thriving After A Loss

Thriving After A Loss

You read that headline and think: Whoever wrote that is plain nuts. Is that even possible? How can someone be expected to thrive when they lose someone they’ve loved dearly? If I’d encountered that headline when my mother’s loss was still fresh, I would’ve had the same reaction. There is a time to grieve and… Continue Reading

Hard Conversations around Death

Hard Conversations around Death

In my previous post, I addressed the topic of “Anticipatory Grief.” Now meet a woman who is living it. Tersia Burger’s 38-year-old daughter Vicky suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a brittle bone disease, a genetic disorder. She was diagnosed at eighteen months and suffered 41 fractures by her third birthday. But Vicky married at age 21 and… Continue Reading

Grief Journaling: Let Go on the Page

Grief Journaling: Let Go on the Page

When grief is new, feelings simmer just beneath the surface. This compromises the immune system, leaving you more susceptible to the flu, colds and infections. Research shows that short bursts of emotional writing, say just 15 minutes even for four consecutive days, result in improved immune system performance. What journaling does for you: 1. An empty… Continue Reading

5 Myths of the Grieving

5 Myths of the Grieving

Celebrating comes to us naturally. Grieving is something we don’t know how to do. And yet, death is an inevitable part of the cycle of life. We will all face it at some point on this earthly journey. As we grapple with the loss of a loved one, we often embrace some common myths. Here are five… Continue Reading

Healing Through Grieving: Interview with Rabbi Ann White

Healing Through Grieving: Interview with Rabbi Ann White

Ann White is the founder of Creating Calm Within Chaos, a rabbi and trauma chaplain.  She teaches that we will always have chaos, but amid the chaos, the secret to a vibrant life is to create an inner sanctuary so that we can be the calm within chaotic situations.  She is the author of Living… Continue Reading