3 Gifts That Loss Brings Us

3 gifts that loss brings us are gifts we tend to overlook easily. When my mother’s breath left her body for the last time in 2009, I could barely breathe. I shattered. I dropped deep into the dark well of grief. I could only think of my loss as negative. I didn’t have the insights…

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When Grief takes Your Power Away

grief takes our power away

When grief takes your power away, you feel hollowed out. “Perhaps the deepest wounding in grief is our realization that we are not in control and we are not safe. We’ve spent a lifetime preparing for every possibility, protecting ourselves and our loved ones by buying safe cars, making sure we wear seat belts, stopping…

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Grieving A Mother

chelsea hanson

Grieving a mother who died when you were 28 years old is a shattering experience. Wisconsin native Chelsea Hanson is the founder of With Sympathy Gifts and Keepsakes. An only child,  Chelsea lost her dad when she was only four. Losing her mom Donna when she was 28 years old was another devastating blow. Today, the…

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