Posts by Mark Liebenow

Out of Grief Comes Emotion

When grief hits, we are pummeled by a range of emotions. We may not have known that we could feel so much, endure so much, or rage for an hour until we were exhausted. Grief unleashes a barrage of emotions that short circuits our mind and leaves us sobbing on the floor.  When someone close…

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Out of Grief Comes Body

Grief hits with the force of a dump truck, leaving us battered and achy for months. Every morning we wake up, remember that our loved one is dead, and the truck runs over us again.  Our encounter with grief is so powerful, so eye-popping, that we are sure people can tell what has happened by…

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Out of Grief Comes Spirit

Sometimes I hear the voice of a family member who has died, or I feel their presence. Is it real? Out of the blue, I will think to send something to a friend in another state. When it arrives three days later, it’s exactly what she needed that day. How did I know? Is something…

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Out of Grief Comes Community

When someone we love dies, friends tend to disappear, and all our memories with the person who died avalanche down around us. It’s easy to feel abandoned. I was afraid I wasn’t grieving right. In our struggle to survive a death, it’s important to assemble a community of people to help us deal with the…

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