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What Grieving People Wish You Knew (Book Review)

What grieving people want you to know

What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts) is the full title of a slim yet exceptionally helpful volume by Nancy Guthrie.

You want to know how to help a grieving friend or family member. While you may never know exactly the right thing to do, this book is the next best thing. Continue reading What Grieving People Wish You Knew (Book Review)

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Grief & Self-Care: 44 Tips for Healing, Comfort, and Peace

50 Tips for Comfort, Health, and Healing

A death in the family deals a tough blow. If you were close to the one who passed away Рa spouse, parent, or child Рyou will need time to grieve and heal. You will also need to care for yourself throughout the grief process. Here, we address grief & self-care by offering 44 tips for healing, comfort, and peace while you do the difficult work of mourning. Continue reading Grief & Self-Care: 44 Tips for Healing, Comfort, and Peace

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Holiday Memorial Gifts; Or, Don’t Tiptoe Around the Mistletoe

Christmas Gifts for Those Who Grieve

Don’t Tiptoe Around the Mistletoe

It’s the holiday season, and someone close to you has lost a loved one. Our natural tendency, for many of us, is to emit some generic phrases of condolence, then avoid the issue altogether. Don’t do this. Take the effort to learn a few stereotypical things to avoid, then, even if you mess up and stick your foot in your mouth, take the time to show them that you care by your words, actions, or gifts. Continue reading Holiday Memorial Gifts; Or, Don’t Tiptoe Around the Mistletoe

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Missing You: 22 Honest Quotes about Grief

Missing You

Grieving over and missing someone you love is a big deal. It’s not always easy to give voice to the thoughts and emotions inside you. These swell up to tears and down to numbness, then repeat, and it seems like no one else understands or can fathom. These 22 honest quotes about grief are provided here to help you find the right words to express just how much you miss your loved one. Feel free to share, pin, or save as your background or screen saver. Continue reading Missing You: 22 Honest Quotes about Grief

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7 Tips for What to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

Grief & Loss: Words to Say

If you know someone who has suffered a loss, and you’re looking for what to say to someone who is grieving, here are seven helpful suggestions from Goings, Graces. These quotes are taken from the thoughtful post entitled, “What to say when there is nothing to say.” Continue reading 7 Tips for What to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

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Talking to Children About Death

Death conversations

Handling grief when a loved one passes can be difficult enough for us grown-ups, and talking to children about death can be more difficult still. Yet children too must grieve, and helping a child through the loss of a loved one, be it a sibling, parent, grandparent or friend doesn’t have to be intimidating. Continue reading Talking to Children About Death