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Depression

 Working in the medical field, I see many things. The depression is on the rise and it's related to stress, post trauma or just a chemical imbalance.. It's sad because when not treated they end up completing suicide. I read about it the local news. We all read about it. It is happening to our friends and our families.

Even Jesus said " It you are sick go to a physician." (Matthew 9:12) Many folks do not do something until its too late. Recognize depression and confide in someone.…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on December 16, 2016 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Reflections on Loss

My mother was a wise woman. She always said, “Something good comes out of everything.”

How she could come to that conclusion following my father’s death was puzzling. My mom was only 46 when she was widowed with four children. She raised us and sent us to college during an era when women did not work outside the home, and…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on December 14, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

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Added by dream moon on December 11, 2016 at 2:27pm — 2 Comments

Healing through research.



My name is Veronica Droser and I am from Boston, Massachusetts. In January 2011 my dad passed away very suddenly. He had a heart attack in our basement on the morning I was due to start work at my new job. My family has a motto which is “there are no problems, only solutions,” and therefore I have used my experience with my dad’s death as a…

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Added by Veronica Droser on December 7, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments

Holiday Gifts for the Bereaved

What’s not to like about the holidays? The vibrant colors, favorite foods, visits with loved ones, opportunities to reminisce, and wonderful smells of the season. Holidays are full of tradition, packed with memories, and bring so much pleasure. For all these reasons, holidays can be a minefield for the…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on December 1, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Slide Presentation at Memorial Services

Yesterday, I attended a memorial service at my cousins funeral. It was pictures of him during happy times....From his marriage....great trips ....children etc... It was a great idea of remembering someone during the happy times. They also showed pictures during the repass...-Revelation 21:3,4

Added by T.C. Goodwin on November 20, 2016 at 8:15am — No Comments

Can You Bury Your Pet With You After You Die? It's Possible

Q. My elderly uncle, who is ailing, wants to be buried with his dog in his cemetery plot. Is this common with pet owners — and is it possible? I thought that animals had to go to pet cemeteries.

Usually, animals are indeed consigned to pet cemeteries, where their owners have long…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on November 17, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Belated Sympathy Notes - Two Perspectives

For whatever reason, you never wrote a sympathy note. Is it OK to write one now, three, six, or 12 months late?

My perspective on belated condolences shifted when a bereaved spouse shared, “The…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on November 15, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Workplace Loss – How You Can Help in Troubling Times

A team of contractors was shocked to learn that the team’s government manager was injured in a car accident. The news was grim, and the contractors did nothing at first, not knowing whether he would survive his spinal cord injuries. One of the team members asked, “What if we send his wife a card and he dies? Will we be making the…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on November 7, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Love Ones Personal Wishes

Most funerals I have been to have been very dignified. Why? This is because everything was laid out as the deceased desired.

I remember when I was younger folks fought over who should take what flowers... I felt awkward.

It's wisdom it putting things in writing. That way the family will not fight over things... House? Car? Bills?....

- Proverbs 22:3

Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 28, 2016 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Why Do We Hold Back From Telling Our Love Ones We Are Sick ? : Do They Understand?

I had a good friend that I noticed that she was losing a lot of weight. She would say my stomach hurt....She would go to the doctor and never really tell us what was going on.....She died..

I am more determined now to get involved in my good friends lives...A few months ago I accompanied one of my other friends to the emergency room... The staff were throwing out all types of medical terms. I told the doctor to speak clearly and explain in simpler terms what was going on (Not sure she…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 24, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments

When End is Near

 Read something interesting about Hospice

1) Keep bed sheets clean

2) Change position frequently to prevent bed sores

3) Change undergarment or diapers if needed

4) Keep the mouth moist with wet swabs or ice chips/lip balm

5) Hold our love ones hand and remember the last thing to go is their hearing

- Awake 2015

Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 23, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Missing my brother

Today marks my brothers 3rd anniversary. I miss him everyday. Since then I found out how he really passed. It upsets me even more, but there's nothing I can do about it now. I've always been there to protect him and the one time he needed me I wasn't there. I'm guesssing we will never know what happened that night, but I have an idea. Looking back on that night and day at the hospital seeing how his girlfriend acted made me think. She got real angry at me when she asked for his apartment key. I… Continue

Added by Lynne Garcia on October 22, 2016 at 4:18pm — 2 Comments

An Inspiring Legacy

A friend in her early 30s was deeply affected by the recent death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. She was unfamiliar with Peres until she read his obituary and learned his life story. She shared that she was unaware that Peres had tried to broker peace in the Middle East.…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Remembering Life and Death

Last month,

My family engaged in a group text regarding remembering those that month that died in our family... I believe it was actually the anniversary of 2 love ones.... So the texts started off depressing.. Then my sister turned it around and said ...."let's also remember the wonderful life that came in the world today"... Let's celebrate them and the birth of a new baby in our family....Let's remember precious memories of the dead and alive.... I thank my sis for making us…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 18, 2016 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Common Denominator - Loss of Love Ones

Although many of us have different belief systems, we have one thing in common- death. It is our enemy. I love to have comfort from friends and family but I get the greatest comfort from the wonderful promises in God's word the Bible. I can't wait to the time when God will do away with death and pain. In addition to all the suffering and injustice....No politician( or any other human being) can do away with death but God can and he will....

Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 17, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

Lost younger brother

Hi,

I lost my brother end of August this year.  I am the eldest.  He thought he had the flu, went to walk n clinic, still verifying this and died a day later, alone in his own bed.  My parents are in shock.  I have a younger sister.  I started a new temp job couple of weeks before he passed.  I'm struggling with his passing and generally with all of this.  I am also angry with him for his lack of care and follow up.  He tried to work through his flu but had a temperature of 104.  Not…

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Added by Ewa Toole on October 14, 2016 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Another Thanksgiving 2016

Snow covers the ground early this year.
Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful your family all here. As your sons drove away yes you heard right both boys driving can you believe it !
If I had a wish to give you it would be for your to see them. I Can just picture your face I see the tilt of your head the sparkle in your eyes your head back roaring at the sight of them
I miss you so very much
Tpwu
Love you Hun
Mum

Added by Colleen Pasay on October 9, 2016 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Grief Following a Long Goodbye

It’s difficult to witness the physical and mental decline of a friend or loved one with a debilitating illness. In fact, it’s hard not to grieve while they are still alive, as responsibilities and relationships shift and lives change. Some might think that death would be a relief and grief shortened, but that’s not often the case.…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 7, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Complicated Grief and Widows

Q. I’ve heard that some widows experience “complicated grief.” How does it differ from ordinary grief, and who’s at risk? I’m a widow myself.

Grief is the emotional and physical response to the death of a loved one, featuring symptoms such as sadness, anxiety, panic, numbness, fatigue, shock. After my own husband…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on October 5, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

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