Posted on November 21, 2017 in Coping with GriefThe holidays can be a magical time with friends and family, but they can also be difficult when one of those treasured loved ones is no longer with us. Whether the loss is recent or some time has passed, you may experience a sudden rush of sadness when remembering your deceased loved one during the holidays.
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Posted on October 25, 2017As the name of the developmental disorder indicates, children with an autism spectrum disorder are diverse and unique; they are similar to and different from children without autism and with each other. Autism covers a wide spectrum of symptoms, behaviors, and functioning levels. Now add to the uniqueness of autism, the uniqueness of grief – specifically grief over the loss of a loved one.
Posted on August 30, 2017 in Coping with GriefGrief is a normal and natural response when we suffer a loss. While everyone will experience a loss at some point, the symptoms of grief are often misunderstood – both by the people going through it and the people around them. By raising grief awareness, individuals in mourning can better understand their own reactions and their friends and loved ones can better support them with patience and compassion.
Posted on August 4, 2017 in Coping with GriefThe passing of a spouse is difficult for many reasons. Not only is there an avalanche of feelings that you have to cope with, but you are now left to handle financial issues, other life chores, and many times, children to guide through the grieving process as well.
Posted on August 2, 2017 in Coping with GriefYou can never really be prepared for the death of a close friend. When the news came that my dear friend Susan had passed away, it hit me like a punch to the stomach. Although she'd been fighting cancer for some time, there was no gradual decline. One week, she was hosting a house concert; the next, she was gone. The initial reeling shock of the news gave way to hyperventilating tears as soon as I could escape to my car.