Celebrating the Holidays while Grieving Loss of a Loved One
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          Celebrating during the holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one is tough! You want to just crawl back into bed and pull the covers over your head and sleep. The pain becomes exponential especially during this time because a lot of the holiday traditions are based around family time and being together. The Hallmark movies and cards don't really help much either! Don't you hate it when you're just not feelin'it and can't...

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How to Stay Healthy with Grief after Death of a Loved One
Staying healthy while grieving the loss of a loved one or friend is not an easy task.   I keep waiting for a text from my brother to tell me to have a good run or how crazy I am for waking up early when I don't "have" to. The text never comes. We were friends as well as siblings. This friendship was ripped out of my life one ordinary Thursday morning while I was in spin class. Little did I...

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5 Ways To Stay Healthy After the Loss of a Loved One
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Have you lost a loved one or friend? Here are 5 ways I found helped me stay healthy after the recent loss of my brother. I'm no stranger to death and gave my first eulogy at my dad's funeral when I was 18, second at my grandmother's at the age of 27, and spoke at my brother's memorial service last month at 39. Each death was sudden and unexpected. I've lost grandparents, uncles, and cousins and it never seems to...

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