Thoughts from the Blog

Photo of a Leaf - 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


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


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


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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Hand behind frosted glass


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

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The iconic view of Yosemite Valley and the magnificent El Capitan in a storm from Tunnel View in California, USA


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

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Networking Seminar Meet Ups Concept


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

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Photo of White Rose on Black Background

Out of Grief Comes___________

Several years ago, as I began this Grief Dialogues journey, the phrase Out of Grief Comes Art became my mantra. When I experienced a beautiful piece of art such as writing

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