surviving death

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How to Stay Close to Your Grieving Spouse

No matter how long you’ve been married, you and your spouse will grieve differently after loss. Your husband may withdraw after a death of a family or friend, or withdraw from you emotionally and physically. These tips for staying close to your grieving spouse will help you stay close through the stages of grief. Grief feels scary and overwhelming, and […]

What to Say and Do After Your Boyfriend’s Mom or Dad Died

What do you say after your boyfriend’s dad or mom died? These thoughtful tips will give you practical ways to help and comforting things to say. Supporting your boyfriend may feel awkward and uncomfortable, but it’s important to look past your own pain so you can be there for your boyfriend.

How to Live Fully When You’re Scared to Die

Death is scary because it’s unknown, dark, and sad. You are normal and healthy if you’re scared to die! But if you let your fear of dying ruin the gift of life, you’ve already started to die. In this article I share a few ideas on how to get over your fear of dying. I also describe why I accepted […]

A Holistic Approach to Hospice and Palliative Care

A combination of therapies works best – there isn’t just one holistic approach to hospice and palliative care. This list of different types of holistic therapies will help you create a care-based program for loved ones. In Living at the End of Life: A Hospice Nurse Addresses the Most Common Questions, Karen Whitley Bell shares a comprehensive, insightful guide to […]

The Grieving Process After the Death of a Child

These suggestions on how to help a friend through the grieving process after the death of a child are sadly inspired by a six year old boy who recently drowned in a creek in my neighborhood in North Vancouver. These tips are geared towards people like me, who have no idea what to say or do, but who want to […]