Children Grieve Too, But Not The Same As Adults

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A child can live with anything as long as he or she is told the truth and is allowed to share with loved ones the natural feelings people have when they are suffering.  ~ Eda LeShan

A reader writes: My grandchild, age 7, lost her mother almost two months ago. The other children have shown some of the "documented" signs of grief, and I understand everyone grieves differently, but I am concerned for her, as she seems to be "begging" for pity much of the time. She has told me more than once that she loves all the spoiling she has been getting as a result of her mother's death.

Caregiving and Hospice, April 6 - April 12, 2014

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Doctors need to come face-to-face with death to care for those who are dying, http://j.mp/1qP5RTu « The Conversation

Terminally ill: Wounded by the Language of War http://j.mp/1lQVYnW « The New York Times

Must read! Medicare hospice payment reform: not seeing eye to eye, http://j.mp/1gQ9jrg  GeriPal

Understanding and Managing Grief, April 6 - April 12, 2014

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Walking With Those Who Grieve, http://j.mp/1gTNrvd « Personal Growth and Grief Support Center

The Media Overload Detox Diet, http://j.mp/Qduj5B « What's Your Grief?

Lessons learned from loss of a parent: My Graduate, http://j.mp/OPPCsL « Widow's Voice

Blessings Bring Comfort and Peace

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By Hal Walzer

[Editor's Note: This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week (April 6 through 12), intended to inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. This guest post is written by one such dedicated volunteer.]

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.  ~ Gillian Anderson

Caregiving and Hospice, March 30 - April 5, 2014

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

The need to stay strong through hospice, http://j.mp/1hFa0br « Caring with Confidence

Brilliant! Geriatrics and Palliative Care Consults via Twitter! http://j.mp/1iglZsC « GeriPal Blog

When it's time to die: National Institutes of Health offers end-of-life resources, http://j.mp/1jsLxXv « The Oregonian   
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Understanding and Managing Grief, March 30 - April 5, 2014

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

How Can Afterlife Communication Aid The Grieving Process? An Interview With Terri Daniel, http://j.mp/1kd9CUQ « Seven Ponds Blog

Metamorphosis: Reflections on the process of grief, http://j.mp/1fWHL3R « Personal Growth and Grief Support Center

Mother Loss: When Will the Crying Stop? Q & A by Grief Counselor, http://ow.ly/vghoA « Self-Healing Expressions

Is Losing A Grandmother Easier than Losing A Sister?

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. ~ Unknown

A reader writes: My sister died two months ago. She was only 35 years old. It still seems impossible. She is the baby out of ten of us and she also leaves behind 3 young children and her husband. She was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. Every time I drive the Interstate I re-live the drive to the hospital when I got the call that she had been taken from home in an ambulance. I remember praying to God that she was OK. I remember feeling that she was already gone. When they told me she "had passed," I had to see for myself.

Caregiving and Hospice, March 23 - March 29, 2014

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Language Matters: Journalism's Role In End Of Life Care, http://j.mp/QrfQ6z « Life Matters Media

Caregiving After A Stroke: Suggested Resources, http://j.mp/18q79iU « Grief Healing Blog

At the tipping point: Caregiving Is A Corporate Issue, http://j.mp/1dBBi31 « Forbes

Understanding and Managing Grief, March 23 - March 29, 2014

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Kay Warren: A Year of Grieving Dangerously, http://j.mp/1jgoE9E «  Christianity Today

Useful guide! Important contacts after your partner’s death, http://j.mp/P9aID1 « Lost My Partner Blog

Helpful new grief website launched, http://j.mp/1dvs7kD « Personal Growth and Grief Support Center

Coping with Pet Loss, March 23 - March 29, 2014

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Hospice Care... for Pets? http://j.mp/1hCN9tg « Sarah Hodgson, Huff Post Green

Grief, Sorrow, Loss - Is There A Purpose In Them? http://j.mp/1jUK1vm « Ezine Articles

Stilled and Beating Hearts, http://j.mp/1dNr3mJ « Modern Loss
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