Pet Loss: Afraid to Love My Remaining Pets

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Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learned here.  ~ Marianne Williamson

A reader writes: I had to put my 13 year-old baby Tasha to sleep three days ago. It was so hard. Even my vet and the vet tech cried. It was comforting to know that she was surrounded by love when she went. My problem now is that I have this huge emptiness in my heart and I feel like I can't love my other dogs as much as I used to.

Caregiving and Hospice, April 24 - April 30, 2016

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

War and Peace in Cancer - The Words We Choose, http://j.mp/1pSblD4 « HuffPost Lifestyle, UK

Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), http://j.mp/1SxdIDh « GeriPal

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Understanding and Managing Grief, April 24 - April 30, 2016

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

Pressed against a star (a poem for longing to be home), http://j.mp/1NGoIBo « Danielle LaPorte

On Grief and Brokenness, http://j.mp/1YWqr6f « Reflecting Out Loud

Healing and the Two Sides of Truth, http://j.mp/1r2K3uD « The Five Facets

In Grief: Coping with Multiple Losses

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You don't think you'll live past it, and you don't really. The person you were is gone, but the half of you that's still alive wakes up one day and takes over again.  ~ Barbara Kingsolver

A reader writes: Over the past 3 years I've lost four close friends to various types of cancer. It's been hard for me to deal with this adversity, but I have an especially difficult time with the fact that when someone dies I feel very sad about them dying and then if someone else dies, the more recent death seems to consume me and I forget just how painful losing my other friend was. I want to remember all of my friends so I feel guilty for letting the pain associated with their death leave me to be replaced by another. Is this typical for someone like me? Just wondered. Thanks.

Caregiving and Hospice, April 10 - April 23, 2016

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream:

A Love Letter – “You Are The Light of Hospice,” http://j.mp/1P9oiAD « Hospice Times

Podcast: Using the Independent Death Doula in Healthcare, http://j.mp/1T3nQ6f « Hospice Times

Your anger towards doctors is misplaced, http://j.mp/214f65Z « Kevin MD

Understanding and Managing Grief, April 10 - April 23, 2016

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream:

On guilt: Helpful vs. Harmful Thoughts, http://j.mp/1rqyHBl « Open to Hope

On asking why? A Terrible Saturday Morning, http://j.mp/1SBOJUF « Open to Hope

I Still Grieve my Father's Silence, http://j.mp/1T3XReU « Open to Hope

In Grief: Trying To Forget

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Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never met.  ~ Unknown

A reader writes: It's been a week since the fifth anniversary of my Mum's passing. Since then, I have found that I'm trying to forget about it. Putting it to the back of my mind and hoping it doesn't appear in a conversation. Is that wrong? It’s also been six months since I visited the cemetery, but it's not because I find it hard to go there, I suppose I feel that it's not important to. Is that wrong?

Caregiving and Hospice, April 3 - April 9, 2016

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

How a Service Dog Saved My Life, http://j.mp/1q4PwjY « HuffPost Accessibility

In Facing Death: We Are All So Different, http://j.mp/1VteQMq « Grief Watch

21 Communication Tips from Persons Living with Alzheimer's and dementia, http://j.mp/1S0CxGn « Alzheimer's Reading Room

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Understanding and Managing Grief, April 3 - April 9, 2016

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

Updated today: Tips for Coping with Sleeplessness in Grief, http://bit.ly/hkoXnZ « Grief Healing

What You Give Me, http://j.mp/1Vblvfj « Widower's Grief

The Rules of Grief Are for Other People, https://shar.es/1jml2W « The Good Men Project

Coping with Pet Loss, April 3 - April 9, 2016

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

The Privilege of Living With a Pet, http://j.mp/203umPQ « The Huffington Post

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