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Grief Recovery can help in dealing with PTSD.

Why society will use any word but grief. In great measure, the words we use dictate the feelings we have. The more accurate and honest our language, the clearer our awareness of what affects us, and what we can do about it. Read on to find out how to overcome PTSD,...

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Why society will use any word other than grief

Grief recovery can help in dealing with PTSD. In great measure, the words we use dictate the feelings we have. The more accurate and honest our language, the clearer our awareness of what affects us, and what we can do about it. Read on to find out how to overcome...

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Can Grief Recovery mend a broken heart?

The intense heartache that follows a death, break-up, or any other kind of loss might leave you feeling like you’ll never experience happiness again.  That was the case for me when my boyfriend died. My life changed the moment I heard the news. For weeks I...

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PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a relatively new term. It was first introduced in the 1980 American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III). It has since been further modified in its definition in the DSM-IV and DSM-5. What it...

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Grieving the living

To mark World Alzheimer’s Month, we’d like to acknowledge everyone who is living or has lived through their loved one’s decline from this disease. Our hearts go out to you. From the early signs, when you barely notice anything is wrong, to witnessing confusion, to the...

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Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Grief

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, though different in definition, can each leave other family members with a deep sense of loss. Watching someone you have loved slowly lose your shared memories and become lost in familiar surroundings can be emotionally devastating....

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Being strong doesn’t heal a broken heart – Here’s why

Have you ever been told to be strong for your spouse, kids, parents, students or anyone else in the face of tragedy? It sure sounds like a useful piece of advice, but is it? We sure don’t think so. In fact, it’s one of the six major myths about grief and recovering...

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Grief is NOT new!

The normal and natural feelings that are grief are hardly new. In ancient Latin, dolor was one of many words used to express this most basic of human emotions of sorrow, broken hearted and grief. People have been expressing their feelings relating to loss since our...

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