Mark Moran's Blog – August 2014 Archive (4)

Loss is Temporary for Theists

Grief Counseling Program

One of the sad realities of life is loss.  Loss is as much part of our existence as happiness.  We need to fully be aware of that as we fully hope to understand the nature of our temporal existence on earth.

Whatever we gain on earth, can be lost.  From the smallest trinket to the most important person in our world.  Like a thief in the night, material things can be snatched…

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Added by Mark Moran on August 26, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Losing Grandma

Academy of Grief Counseling

I just read a great article on here about how a loss affects the family.  We are just in the first month of suddenly losing my grandmother.

The shock right now is the biggest thing.  She was completely fine and then she was gone.  There was no illness, no time to come to acceptance.  In fact, the previous weekend, she cooked Sunday dinner, like she always…

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Added by Mark Moran on August 11, 2014 at 3:22pm — 2 Comments

Pet Loss Grief

One type of grief that is not recognized as much as needed is the loss of a pet.  People grieve over the losses of pets all the time and  yet it is considered trivial.

Common responses include, "it was only a pet" or "at least it was not a family member".  The reality is, to many a pet is more than a pet but a family member!  Pets play pivotal roles in companionship and friendship.  The value of whether sentient or not plays no role in the attachment.

For example, a elderly…

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Added by Mark Moran on August 4, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

Pet Loss Grief

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One type of grief that is not recognized as much as needed is the loss of a pet.  People grieve over the losses of pets all the time and  yet it is considered trivial.

Common responses include, "it was only a pet" or "at least it was not a family member".  The reality is, to many a pet is more than a pet but a family member!  Pets play pivotal roles in…

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Added by Mark Moran on August 4, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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