Thoughts from the Blog

Author Jen Brierley and GD Founder Elizabeth Coplan in Chester, England

What is grief? What is a coincidence?

Do you believe in coincidences? What about coincidences that deal with grief? According to expert Dr. Bernard Beitman there is no such thing as chance. all coincidences have meaning…. In his

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Creativity

Creativity

This is the last of my 12 posts at The Grief Dialogues,and I am grateful to Elizabeth Coplan for her invitation to write them. The themes were chosen from a list of

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Strength

As we follow grief’s advice, we discover that we have an amazing amount of strength. In the beginning, we weren’t sure we would survive this worst thing that could ever happen.

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Choice

Before the death of my loved one, I often lived for the future, dreaming about what life would be like one day, putting off dinners and nights out to save money

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Change

After we have dealt with grief for a period of time, we will reach a point where it feels like we are turning away from our loved one and moving on.

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Photo of a Leaf - Newness

Newness

Let’s say we’ve adjusted to the death of a loved one to some degree. We’re back at work. We’re cooking, shopping, and taking care of the house. We’re gathering with friends

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Photo of river running over rocks

Loss

C.S. Lewis wrote that dealing with grief was like adjusting to life with one leg amputated. He said our whole way of life changes, and that while we may get around

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Out of Grief Comes Faith By Mark Liebenow

Faith

If you’re grieving and a person of faith, no matter what religion you follow, you are probably torn between how you think you should feel and how you actually do. You

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Portrait of a young woman Forming a Heart with Her Hands | Out of Grief Comes Emotions

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

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