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How Does Grief Counseling Work?

Grief is something everyone experiences at some point in their lives. It involves going through a deep loss of some kind. While we often think of grieving the death of someone, grief can come in other ways like the loss of a job, a move to another city, the end of a relationship, or the […]

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Understanding the Stages of Grief

Grief is like a punch in the gut you never see coming.  The wind gets knocked out of you without any warning or time to prepare.  Even if the loss is somewhat expected, it is nothing like you ever imagined.  Perhaps you have engaged in some mental preparation beforehand, or perhaps you were caught completely […]

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Coping with your Sadness Using Popular Grief Quotes

While grief is a universal concept, it is also highly individualized in that everyone grieves differently.  No two losses are equivalent and individual responses vary widely across person.  Some individuals have an easier time verbalizing the wild storm of emotions that swirl within them, while others have more difficulty attributing words to intense feelings of […]

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Is it Grief or Depression?

Grief is the reaction to a loss. It subsides over time. We might never feel complete relief for that loss, but being wistful for someone or something is not the same as being depressed. Grief is limited to one or more bothersome losses. Depression is persistent and far-reaching, not necessarily related to loss. It is […]

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Recovering from Grief

Grief is powerful whether you’ve broken up with someone or lost them to death. Missing much-desired goals such as being accepted into a specific college, job or achievement can result in the sensation of grief. Moving from one desirable home to unfamiliar territory can lead to grief. Other realities can also result in the same […]

Putting Grief into Nurturing Perspective

Putting Grief into Nurturing Perspective

Although grief involves a sense of agonizing, inescapable anguish, different people might describe it as a sense of dejection or despair, too. Distress, heartache, heartbreak, misery, physical and emotional pain, sadness, sorrow, torment, suffering, and even woe are words that some grief-stricken people use to describe their grief. It all depends on how the sadness […]

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Grieving Differently and What to Know

“Grief is something all of us have or will anticipate. It is a painful process that forces us to clarify ourselves, our values, and our relationships. It forces us to confront the fragility of life.” Carol Becker (1992). Here I see Becker’s statement about the fragility of life being so true. I often use the […]

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The Different Stages of Grief

Outlined in Elizabeth Kubler Ross’s book On death and Dying, there are stages of grief. To begin with, there were five stages of grief, and more recently two more have been added. Here are the stages of grief. Stage one is denial. Stage two is anger. Stage three is bargaining. Stage four is depression. Stage […]

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Coping with Grief

“Grief is something all of us have or will anticipate. It is a painful process that forces us to clarify ourselves, our values, and our relationships. It forces us to confront the fragility of life.” Carol Becker (1992). Here I see Becker’s statement about the fragility of life being so true. I often use the […]