Grief & Loss

Finding Meaning After Loss

Finding meaning after experiencing a significant loss can prove to be complicated. While everyone’s path is unique, there are several common ways in which individuals can find purpose and meaning in life after such a loss. Here are a few ways to cope and find meaning after loss.  Grief Acknowledgment and Expression Before moving towards finding meaning, it’s essential to acknowledge and express the grief. …

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Stages of Grief

Grief can appear in many different, strange, and abrupt ways when least expecting it. You could be going through your day feeling fine when suddenly, BAM! Grief has stricken. Depending on where you are within the healing process of your loss, you could be experiencing different stages of grief. The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.  Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross was a …

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Helping Children Cope with Grief & Loss: Strategies for Parents & Caregivers

Losing a loved one is a difficult experience for anyone, including children. As a parent or caregiver, it’s essential to provide support and help children cope with grief and loss. You may not know how to explain death to your children or even comfort them when grief arises. I have outlined different strategies to help children cope with difficult grief or loss.   Create a safe …

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Coping with Loss: Healthy Strategies

It can be incredibly challenging when you feel like you’ve lost everything, and finding healthy coping mechanisms is important for your well-being. Below are some ways to cope with the feeling of having lost everything in your life, even on your darkest days. If you can muster up the energy to try just one of the following, you will put yourself in a better position …

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Healing from The Grief of Stillbirth

A stillbirth is defined as the death of a baby from 20 weeks of incubation to attempted birth. What makes a stillbirth different is that the mother experiences the birth and death of her child in one single traumatic event within the entirety of her pregnancy. Surprisingly, experiencing a stillbirth is quite common. According to a 2020 study, about 1 in every 150 pregnancies ends …

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