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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.

Feeling Scared During Covid? Try This Positivity Exercise!
11 hours ago

Feeling Scared During Covid? Try This Positivity Exercise!

I’ve been pacing like a cat in a Covid cage; isolated from others, hungry for interaction, desperate for relationship, and feeling the stress of being alone in a pandemic. Can you relate? Things get so quiet when you live alone. The cat meows…
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Coping with Major Life Transitions Takes Imagination and Guts
4 days ago

Coping with Major Life Transitions Takes Imagination and Guts

By  •  Lifestyle

The aftermath of a parent’s death – especially when it’s your second parent – provokes a range of feelings: confusion, loneliness, anger, regret… and, of course, sadness. Sooner or later, however, you’ll find yourself back…
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Pandemic Fatigue: What Is It and How to Beat It?
6 days ago

Pandemic Fatigue: What Is It and How to Beat It?

By  •  Mindset

The first thing that happens is that I burst into scorching tears of anger. What prompts this awkward response? An email message from Instacart popping up in my inbox canceling the order I had spent over an hour placing…
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Writing a Letter to Your Deceased Spouse – How and Why Would You Do It?
2 weeks ago

Writing a Letter to Your Deceased Spouse – How and Why Would You Do It?

By  •  Family

The Covid pandemic and required quarantine have been tough on all of us, there is no question. But I dare say they has been particularly hard on those of us who have been widowed – whether recently or not – and are spending…
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What to Do When You Can’t Forget About Him
3 weeks ago

What to Do When You Can’t Forget About Him

Women are more invested in their relationships than men, on average. So, it makes sense that we would hurt more when our man leaves us or dies. Many are the times I’ve been almost haunted by memories of my husband, torn apart…
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Common Scams Targeting the Elderly and How to Avoid Them
3 weeks ago

Common Scams Targeting the Elderly and How to Avoid Them

By  •  Lifestyle

Elderly people face all of the same scams as everyone else, but some scams disproportionately affect the older generations. Many of these fall under the umbrella of elder fraud – the misappropriation or abuse of financial control…
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The Corona Chronicles: Beware the Cycle
3 weeks ago

The Corona Chronicles: Beware the Cycle

I’ve been a bit of an insomniac lately. Possibly because my life, like the lives of most citizens of the world, has been turned upside down by this pandemic. Nondescript days flow into nights of wondering how it got dark so fast…
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How Can You Tell If It’s Grief and What Can You Do About It?
3 weeks ago

How Can You Tell If It’s Grief and What Can You Do About It?

When someone we love leaves us or dies, the neural networks in our brain that are wired for connection short out. This is a completely natural but frightening experience. When you lose someone, you grieve the loss of the connection…
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How I Wrote My Way Through Grief: Processing the Death of a Husband or Partner After 60
4 weeks ago

How I Wrote My Way Through Grief: Processing the Death of a Husband or Partner After 60

By  •  Mindset

After I had lost a 42-year-old husband, a 50-year-old ex-husband and a 75-year-old live-in partner, my family and friends jokingly called me, “The Black Widow.” Read More

Post Pandemic Funeral Service – Can We Find Some Normalcy?
4 weeks ago

Post Pandemic Funeral Service – Can We Find Some Normalcy?

As the winter of 2020 turned to spring, the death toll from Covid-19 seemed insurmountable. For funeral directors, it was the darkest and most challenging time we’ve ever faced. In an industry built on personal contact and…
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