Grief and Sympathy Blog

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What is a Grief Journal?

We learn from retired psychotherapist Sue McDonald who has kept a grief journal for over 20 years what it means for her and how it has helped.

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Journaling through Grief – How to Get Maximum Benefit

Journaling is known to be beneficial to help you get through grief, but how you do it really matters. We learn the best way to journal with bereavement researcher Ass. Prof Wendy Lichtenthal.

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Grief Journal Ideas Proven to Work

These ideas for your grief journal have been reviewed by published bereavement researcher Wendy Lichtenthal who works in the psychology of journaling. These methods may help you find meaning in life again.

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Male Depression and Suicide, How to Cope

Learn how to cope with male depression and suicide from an expert from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Men and Grief - Why Do Men Grieve Differently?

Tips for men on grieving and help for women to understand men and grief and how they feel.

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Coping with Veterans’ Grief

What is veterans’ grief and what are the best strategies for coping with it? We asked two expert therapists to explore grief and PTSD in returned servicemen/women and give their advice.

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Loss of my baby brother back in 2005

I was born in 2002, so when my baby brother was born in 2005 & died on the same day, I didn't understand it well enough to mourn at the time. Growing

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bereavement and Grief

Your questions about bereavement answered. Can grief cause weight gain, memory loss, PTSD, OCD, and many, many more.

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Grieving over the Loss of my 95 Year Old Mother– A Sudoku Led Recovery

How doing her mother’s puzzles helped expressive arts therapy expert Irene Renzenbrink cope with her mother’s death.

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Help Grieving the Loss of a Child

We bring you comfort when grieving the loss of a child, stories so you don't feel so alone, and a forum where you can ask questions

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Do I Need Bereavement Counseling? - Your Questions Answered

Wondering whether you need bereavement counseling? Find out here and where to get help.

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Coronavirus – What We Are Feeling Is Grief

Why Covid 19 is evoking feelings of grief in so many of us, and what we can do to mitigate these difficult emotions.

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Will this feeling ever go away

It's been almost ten years since I lost my parents. My mom was my best friend and I still think about her every day and still wake up crying most days.

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What to Say to Someone Who is Dying

Knowing what to say to someone who is dying is daunting. Lesley wrote this after 16 months of supporting a loved one with terminal cancer. Here’s what she learned.

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Loss of my only son

My 11 yr old son and I were in a car accident a month ago. He unfortunately did not make it out alive in the hospital. I blame myself for what happened

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Have You Considered Online Grief Counseling? 

Get Private and Confidential Help in the Privacy of Your Own Home

The following information about online counseling is sponsored by 'Betterhelp' but all the opinions are our own. To be upfront, we do receive a commission when you sign up with 'Betterhelp', but we have total faith in their expertise and would never recommend something we didn't completely approve.  

Do you feel alone and sad with no support and no idea how to move forward?  It can be tough when you are stuck in grief to find the motivation to get the most out of your precious life. 

Online counseling can help by giving you that support so you don't feel so alone. You can have someone to talk to anytime you like, a kind and understanding person who will help you to find meaning in life again, to treasure the memories of your loved one without being overwhelmed and to enjoy your activities, family and friends again.

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Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Pendant for Cremation Ashes, Engraved Forever Loved

Memorial Jewelry to Honour a Loved One

Check out our lovely range of memorial jewelry for any lost loved one.  Pendants, necklaces, rings or bracelets, we have them all in all kinds of styles.  Choose for yourself or buy as a sympathy gift. 

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Hypnosis for Grief - 10 Ways It Can Help You

Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind. Learn how self-hypnosis can help you cope with grief at any time of the day or night.  

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Create an Online Memorial Website

Honour your loved one with their own memorial website.  Share photos, videos, memories and more with your family and friends in a permanent online website.  Free for basic plan with no ads. 

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