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"Michelle, I see from your profile that you live in Ct. I will be there this weekend to speak at a grief support conference in Dansbury. While there is a fee to attend, you may find great connections there. I am glad to speak with you on the phone…"
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"I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong group. I was under the impression that I was speaking to those that lost a spouse not a child. That is a terrible loss. And if I offended anyone, for that I'm also sorry, was just looking for someone to…"
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"Michelle, I am not sure where you have been looking for support, but I would suggest that you try to find a grief support group where you can meet with others who understand your loss and can help you. There are also therapists in some agencies who…"
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"I thought grief support was about healing the heart and mind and soul. Not so much about buying books and CD's. My husband has been gone for 3 years and as of yet, I haven't found anyone that truly wants to hear about it or support…"
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Autumn Jay liked Nancy Weil's blog post The Hidden Blessings of Grief
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TCGOODWIN commented on Nancy Weil's blog post Grief Changes You
"Just reading this post for the first time and I very much appreciated the scripture you shared in psalms.. The Bible always gives me inner peace. I can agree that when we think of those that have died we can eventually smile and remember the…"
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Nancy Weil commented on Nancy Weil's blog post Grief Changes You
"Velia, I am so sorry for your loss. You are on the path to healing by reaching out to others who are also grieving and seeking the support you need. I hope that you have seen a therapist that is helping you through this traumatic time.  You may…"
Apr 30
velia guevara commented on Nancy Weil's blog post Grief Changes You
"My son 23 died last year in a motorcycle and I am still a wreck. I work but have anxiety attack during the day and just cry. I have isolated everyone and don't do anything . I have even had thoughts of suicide . I am just so unhappy , the fact…"
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Nancy Weil commented on Florence Isaacs's blog post Top 10 Things Not to Say to the Bereaved
"Nicole, Your comment reminds me of something my friend said after her husband died. She told me that if one more person told her that "he was still with her" she was going to scream. She then said to me, "I know he is with me, but he…"
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The Hidden Blessings of Grief

Much of the grieving process focuses on our loss. We miss our loved one so much that it hurts, and we wonder how we will ever make it through the pain. We spend time looking back at the past with regret and grow anxious as we anticipate a future without our loved one in it. We wonder how we will ever make it through the upcoming…See More
Dec 26, 2013
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The Hidden Blessings of Grief

Much of the grieving process focuses on our loss. We miss our loved one so much that it hurts, and we wonder how we will ever make it through the pain. We spend time looking back at the past with regret and grow anxious as we anticipate a future without our loved one in it. We wonder how we will ever make it through the upcoming…See More
Dec 26, 2013
 

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About Nancy Weil

Nancy Weil is a leading authority on the relationship between humor and grief. She is the founder of The Laugh Academy and leads the world’s only laughter club held in a cemetery. As a Certified Funeral Celebrant, Nancy understands how humor can be used to aid the grieving process. A Certified Grief Management Specialist, she serves as Director of Grief Support for eleven cemeteries in western New York state. Her products include:  Bandages for Your Heart, a DVD or CD that helps people get relief from the overwhelming pain that grief may bring; the CD Laugh for the Health of It, showing people how to add more humor into their lives;  A Brief Exploration of Grief, available as a free download; and her new book, If Stress Doesn't Kill You, Your Family Might.

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The Hidden Blessings of Grief

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Much of the grieving process focuses on our loss. We miss our loved one so much that it hurts, and we wonder how we will ever make it through the pain. We spend time looking back at the past with regret and grow anxious as we anticipate a future without our loved one in it. We wonder how we…

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

‘Tis the season of giving and receiving. Yet our grief keeps us from feeling like going out to the mall or taking the time and energy to find just the right present for our family member. Our tree may remain boxed this year and our lights still in their tangled mess of cords as we just try to make it through the day, much less the holidays.  Still there is a gift you can give to your family more valuable than anything you can buy on the internet, more…

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The Gift of the Present

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I was speaking to a reporter about sudden death and how this type of grief differs from anticipated death. I explained that it was no better or worse, just different. No one is ever ready to say goodbye to someone they love, no matter the circumstances. Loss is hard and never invited into our lives. It comes to all, and our hearts yearn for what we can never have again – our loved one’s voice, touch, smile and laugh.…

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Making Cents of it All

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 10:24am 0 Comments

3 pennies (Image via Flickr Creative Commons / agahran I read an article about a grief support group being held in an all boys high school. At a time of life when their greatest worry should be acne, girlfriends and homework, these boys all were struggling with the death of a parent. The very people we take for granted will be there for us when we get home from school or across the dinner table at night, had tragically left this world too soon. These young men who had to hold it together all day, were able to be vulnerable and show…

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At 4:13pm on September 20, 2014, Michelle Haisley said…
I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong group. I was under the impression that I was speaking to those that lost a spouse not a child. That is a terrible loss. And if I offended anyone, for that I'm also sorry, was just looking for someone to talk to about my loss and trying to make sense of it all just like everyone else. I still don't think anyone should have to pay to talk about their pain. That's just for the record. Thanks for listening thus far. I'll go back to dealing with it just as I was before. Alone, it's much less confusing and less invasive.
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At 9:21pm on September 17, 2014, Michelle Haisley said…
I thought grief support was about healing the heart and mind and soul. Not so much about buying books and CD's. My husband has been gone for 3 years and as of yet, I haven't found anyone that truly wants to hear about it or support anything unless you buy something. Anyone out there? I not only lost my husband, my best friend, my confidant, but I'm financially devastated. Anyone still want to talk?
At 12:50pm on January 21, 2013, victoria, Justin's Mom said…
When reading Everyone is Healed I was curious about your conclusion that some of us "grievers" just aren't willing to do the so-called grief work. First off, if you personally have never lost a child you are wholly unable to grasp the magnitude of that grief. I consider the mere act of surviving to be grief work.
At 10:12pm on October 1, 2012, Michelle Johnson said…

I am sorry, but I do not know what you are responding to.  If you have lost a child, you will understand we go through periods of grief, I think almost craziness.  I am sorry if I said something unjust. I hope you are getting better, I know I am trying to. 

At 8:30pm on July 1, 2011, Carrie L said…
Hi Nancy ran across your page. That is neat that you have made something out of this. grief is not to laugh about but the idea is ok. because it is so hard. your books look interesting. i don't like the term good grief.carrie

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