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A Kaleidoscope of Feelings

“It feels like I have been on an emotional roller-coaster since my son died. I don’t even know what I am feeling anymore. My moods and feelings change every day—sometimes every minute. Is this normal?”   The death of a child in our lives brings about many feelings. Many of us feel guilty about our » Read More



Explaining Cremation to Children

“Explaining death to children is hard enough, but what do I say when a child asks me what cremation is?” Cremation can be explained to children if and when they ask; just remember to follow each unique child’s lead and use words he or she will understand.   FOLLOW THE LEAD OF EACH UNIQUE CHILD » Read More



Please Don’t Ask Me How I’m Feeling

“People keep asking me how I’m feeling, like I had the flu. My child died and some days I feel everything and other days nothing at all. My body hurts, my heart aches, the loss is so deep and so great that just getting out of bed is at times impossible. Feelings? Please don’t ask » Read More



Writing the Obituary – What is it? What do I say?

“I miss my son so much I can hardly breathe. How can they expect me to write his obituary when I am not even ready to say good-bye. Can I get some help with what to say?” The death of a child is traumatic and painful. It is unnatural. Our children are supposed to outlive » Read More



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Helpful Hints for Coping with Grief

“Grief shared is grief divided, joy shared is joy multiplied.”   1.  Be kind to yourself, patient and understanding of your limitations. Accept that it will take time for you to be able to resume your daily life and find ways to accommodate your needs. Understand that you will likely be preoccupied, and that you » Read More



Please Don’t Ask Me How I’m Feeling

“People keep asking me how I’m feeling, like I had the flu. My child died and some days I feel everything and other days nothing at all. My body hurts, my heart aches, the loss is so deep and so great that just getting out of bed is at times impossible. Feelings? Please don’t ask » Read More



A Kaleidoscope of Feelings

“It feels like I have been on an emotional roller-coaster since my son died. I don’t even know what I am feeling anymore. My moods and feelings change every day—sometimes every minute. Is this normal?”   The death of a child in our lives brings about many feelings. Many of us feel guilty about our » Read More



Grieving – Our Own Way, In Our Own Time

“Am I EVER going to feel good again? Sometimes it seems like I am making progress and then it hits again…all of a sudden…the pain comes back stronger than ever. My feelings, thoughts and memories are all over the place. Is there a right way to do this?”   One of the most familiar ways » Read More



Writing the Obituary – What is it? What do I say?

“I miss my son so much I can hardly breathe. How can they expect me to write his obituary when I am not even ready to say good-bye. Can I get some help with what to say?” The death of a child is traumatic and painful. It is unnatural. Our children are supposed to outlive » Read More



Explaining Cremation to Children

“Explaining death to children is hard enough, but what do I say when a child asks me what cremation is?” Cremation can be explained to children if and when they ask; just remember to follow each unique child’s lead and use words he or she will understand.   FOLLOW THE LEAD OF EACH UNIQUE CHILD » Read More