Sunday, July 31, 2011

Understanding and Managing Grief, July 24 - July 30, 2011

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Caregiving and Hospice, July 24 - July 30, 2011

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Teen Grief: Mourning the Death of a Parent

 A reader writes - I lost my dad 6 months ago. He had a tumor in his pancreas that was discovered two years before that. He was told he had cancer on my 13th birthday. He had many operations, and cancer treatments like chemotherapy, but after a long struggle he died in a hospice in our city. I live with my mother and my 7-year-old brother. We are happy, but I feel really sad sometimes, because I miss my dad. I was very close to him, and we were very alike in the way we were both mechanical. He was a professor of engineering and he wrote many articles and textbooks. I am very proud of him.  I boast about him a lot, and it makes me feel better to know that he did something in his life that was so fantastic – or I think so anyway.  It’s just gone past 6 months since he died, and I’m beginning to feel very sad a lot of the time.

My response – My friend, I am struck by your comment that as you passed the sixth-month mark of your father’s death, you found yourself beginning to feel very sad a lot of the time. I don't know what your experience was at the time of your dad's death, and I don't know how you've been dealing with it ever since, but there are certain things I would want any grieving young person to know, so I am going to share them with you now – and with others who’ll read this post.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Coping with Pet Loss, July 17 - July 23, 2011

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Understanding and Managing Grief, July 17 - July 23, 2011

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Caregiving and Hospice, July 17 - July 23, 2011

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Tools for the "New Normal" Journey

This announcement comes to us from Jim Schwartz, CFP, President, WCESS:

Weekend Conference for Bereaved or Widowed Spouses and Partners
October 28-30, 2011
Tempe, Arizona

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Phyllis Silverman,
author of Widow to Widow,
Continuing Bonds
,
A Parent's Guide to
Raising Grieving Children
,
Never Too Young to Know,
and Living with Dying

A safe environment to meet others who've also lost a spouse or partner.

Friday evening Ice Cream Ice Breaker.  More than 20 speakers Saturday and Sunday presenting a wide array of practical topics, including:
  • Coping Strategies
  • Dating and New Relationships
  • Men's Grief
  • Journaling Your Way through Grief
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Parenting Grieving Children
  • Car Care 101
  • Family Issues
  • Operating Your Home
  • Self Care
  • Legal and Tax Issues
  • Health Insurance
  • Mortgage Basics
  • Complex Grief
  • Bankruptcy
  • Getting through the Holidays
  • Remembrance Ceremony
  • Cooking for One
  • Growing through Adversity
  • Dealing with DGI's (people who Don't Get It)
  • Financial Organization
  • Financial Security
Sponsored by WCESS - Widowed Community Education & Support Services, Inc.
Learn more or register at Widowed Community.org

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Caregiving and Hospice, July 10 - July 16, 2011

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Understanding and Managing Grief, July 10 - July 16, 2011

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Coping with Pet Loss, July 10 - July 16, 2011

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Second Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference

This announcement comes to us from Terri Daniel, author, hospice worker and intuitive spiritual counselor who teaches meditation, intuition development and after-death communication as tools for navigating the death, dying and grieving process:

Registration is now open for the Second Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference!

We are delighted to announce that our 2012 conference will be held from 8:00 AM on Friday, March 9 through 1:00 PM on Sunday, March 11, 2012 in Virginia Beach, VA., home of Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E). In addition to a great lineup of top-tier presenters, workshops and activities, our agenda will include tours and presentations at A.R.E.

We are honored to have some of top afterlife researchers in the world on our roster of presenters, including Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr. Melvin Morse and Dr. Stuart Hameroff. We'll also have a special presentation by noted psychic medium Suzane Northrop, as well as numerous other impressive speakers and inspiring activities, with more being added every day.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Caregiving and Hospice, July 3 - July 9, 2011

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  • 2011 Annual Family Caregiving Survey Results: Webinar July12 by Caregiving.com,

Understanding and Managing Grief, July 3 - July 9, 2011

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nationwide Poll of Grieving Families

This letter comes to us on behalf of the
National Alliance for Grieving Children


Dear Families:

We are writing today to ask for your help with an important initiative that will help the millions of kids and families coping with the loss of a parent or sibling. As you may be aware, the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is the nation’s leading network for bereavement centers. Its mission is to help centers serve kids and families in grief. To that end, the NAGC and the New York Life Foundation have embarked upon a groundbreaking national poll of recently bereaved families regarding their grief experience.

Featured Web Site: Recover-From-Grief

The stated mission of this comprehensive, clinically accurate and easy-to-navigate site is to promote understanding of the grief process and provide practical strategies for dealing with it. Developed by Jennie Wright, RN, RRT, GC-C, a registered nurse and certified grief counselor, Recover-from-Grief is designed as a "stand-alone workshop," enabling visitors either to select the topics they wish to explore, or to progress through the site in the order suggested on the navigation bars. Topics include signs and symptoms of grief, strategies for coping, ideas for memorializing, and suggestions for expressing comfort and sympathy. Creative mourning techniques designed to help mourners express their bereavement are offered, and visitors are invited to explore the site to find the expressive techniques that feel "just right" for them.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Understanding and Managing Grief, June 26 - July 2, 2011

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Caregiving and Hospice, June 26 - July 2, 2011

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Coping with Pet Loss, June 26 - July 2, 2011

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