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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.

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

7 Ways of Overcoming Grief When the Unexpected Happens
2 years ago

7 Ways of Overcoming Grief When the Unexpected Happens

One thing that’s almost certain, once you’re over 60, is overcoming grief.

It’s hard to avoid grief unless we die early or we’re incredibly lucky. By now, many of us have already lost our parents, even if they lived to a ripe old age. Mine passed away at 89 and 90. Although it was hard, (they died within two weeks of each other) it was expected because of their age and was easier to deal with. Read More

Writing a Memoir Can Help You Exorcise Your Childhood Demons
2 years ago

Writing a Memoir Can Help You Exorcise Your Childhood Demons

By  •  Mindset

I confess. I’m in love with the blank page.

It’s a metaphor for how one comes in to the world. The moment you announce yourself with a whimper or scream your blank page begins to fill with memories. Throughout childhood – when you are most vulnerable – memories are often written for you. Not all of them happy. Read More

Mourning in Maturity: Going Beyond “Closure” After Losing a Loved One
2 years ago

Mourning in Maturity: Going Beyond “Closure” After Losing a Loved One

We’ve reached a stage in life where death is closer to us than it ever was – death of parents, friends, siblings, associates. When it happens, we are often given advice to obtain “closure,” defined as a sense of finality…
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Go for a Green Burial: 5 Ways to Make Your Death More Eco-Friendly
2 years ago

Go for a Green Burial: 5 Ways to Make Your Death More Eco-Friendly

By  •  Lifestyle

Have you seen the statistics about the staggering amount of resources used in conventional burial? Maybe you should consider a green burial! Read More

Jane Fonda, Socrates and the Art of Decision Making After 60
2 years ago

Jane Fonda, Socrates and the Art of Decision Making After 60

By  •  Mindset

It seems normal to fear big decisions when one is over the age of 60. We’re more risk averse, afraid of ambiguous outcomes and dark shadows that loom around the corners of unexplored territory.

It’s easier to stay safe, maintain the status quo. Read More

Financial Advice for Widows: 9 Steps to Help You Get Control and Move Forward
2 years ago

Financial Advice for Widows: 9 Steps to Help You Get Control and Move Forward

Just when you feel least able to cope with life after your husband’s death, you’ll be faced with making crucial decisions that can affect your finances, your family, your livelihood and more. Read More

Supporting Each Other After the Loss of a Sibling
2 years ago

Supporting Each Other After the Loss of a Sibling

By  •  Family

Having lost both parents I was no stranger to major loss, but in 2012 when my sister Linda died I knew this parting was unique. I looked for support but found more information about coping with the loss of a pet than how to handle losing an adult sibling.
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