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Dealing with Grief and Fears

Grief is a part of life. This doesn’t make it easy to deal with. Maybe you have a fear of dying. Perhaps you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. You are not alone. We’re here to help.

Losing a Loved One: Another Year, Another Empty Chair
1 year ago

Losing a Loved One: Another Year, Another Empty Chair

By  •  Family

I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the entire year. I try to live a life filled with gratitude, and it’s special to have a day set aside for giving thanks – even though I practice it every day. Read More

Dealing with Loss After 60: Family History and Ambiguous Loss
1 year ago

Dealing with Loss After 60: Family History and Ambiguous Loss

By  •  Mindset

There are two kinds of losses in this life: clear loss, such as the death of a loved one where there is a body, and ambiguous loss, where the person is there – but not there. Read More

6 Ways to Manage Grief and Rebuild Your Life After a Loss
1 year ago

6 Ways to Manage Grief and Rebuild Your Life After a Loss

By  •  Mindset

After my husband passed away from cancer and the dust had settled, I was soon left to deal with the pain and suffering that would ensue. I didn’t know how or where to begin putting the pieces of my life back together again. Read More

Facing Our Biggest Fears After 60: Health and Money
1 year ago

Facing Our Biggest Fears After 60: Health and Money

When we reach 60, 70 or 80 we are surprised we got here so quickly. We meant to make investment plans and take better care of ourselves along the way. What happened to the last 40 years? It’s scary, this aging thing. Read More

Dealing with a Death? Here’s How Funerals Can Bring Support and Healing
2 years ago

Dealing with a Death? Here’s How Funerals Can Bring Support and Healing

One of my cherished friends died this week at the young age of 69. One day, she was healthy as a horse and the next day she had cancer and was in pain. The pain continued over the next nearly year and a half, no matter what treatment she received. Read More

3 Things to Do When You’re Afraid of Losing Your Spouse
2 years ago

3 Things to Do When You’re Afraid of Losing Your Spouse

My greatest fear as the years went by was that my spouse might die first. Having had no children, the thought of my husband dying first and me being left alone in the world was something I simply couldn’t bear. Read More

Why Dealing with Grief is Different for Everyone
2 years ago

Why Dealing with Grief is Different for Everyone

By  •  Mindset

Dealing with grief is tough. When someone loses a spouse or loved one, a numb feeling sets in and they are stunned and surprised that something so horrific has occurred. Initially, they may feel literally frozen in place because essentially, they are in a state of shock. Read More

Moving on After a Divorce or Death… it’s Not as Different as You Think!
2 years ago

Moving on After a Divorce or Death… it’s Not as Different as You Think!

By  •  Family

Judith Viorst, in her book Necessary Losses, promoted the idea that the first half of life is about acquisition and the second half is about letting go. Read More

Good Grief: How to Get Past Life’s Inevitable Losses
2 years ago

Good Grief: How to Get Past Life’s Inevitable Losses

By  •  Family

One year ago today I was fighting for my husband’s life as he spent 19 days in hospital with unrelenting abdominal pain. The nursing staff had grown weary of his presence and his care was deteriorating. In my mind, any day could be the last we might have together. Read More

How to Overcome Your Fear of Developing Alzheimer’s
2 years ago

How to Overcome Your Fear of Developing Alzheimer’s

When it comes to aging, while concerns about sagging skin, baggy eyes and low energy might preoccupy your thoughts, they can seem superficial when it comes to fears of developing Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline, losing your memory and developing dementia. Read More