Journey Through Grief

Grief is a natural part of life, a response to the losses we all face, whether it's losing a loved one, a job, or a relationship. It's important to know that grieving is unique to each person, and there's no right or wrong way to journey through grief. Researchers have identified stages of grief to help us understand the process, but remember, your journey may not follow these stages [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:37:58-07:00September 25th, 2023|Aging, Aging Issues, Death, End of Life, Grieving, Love|Comments Off on Journey Through Grief

Coping with the Loss of Friends and Family

The paradox of life is that the longer we live, the more death will become a part of our lives. As we age, we will likely lose and grieve the loss of people we love. Coping with the loss of friends and family can be one of the most challenging parts of our increased longevity. Whether the loss is due to an accident, illness, or simply old age, it can [...]

By |2019-10-09T10:16:00-07:00October 17th, 2019|Aging, Death, Family, Grieving|Comments Off on Coping with the Loss of Friends and Family

When Age Forces You to Stop Your Passions

When age forces you to stop your passions, a whole host of emotions and grief can set in. For example, Phyllis Austin was an avid hiker for many decades. Her mantra had always been "do it while you can". This occurred to her after a major skiing accident that severely and permanently injured her. She had concluded years prior that no matter how long she lived, she would never be [...]

By |2019-08-26T23:50:05-07:00September 5th, 2019|Aging Issues, Exercise, Grieving|Comments Off on When Age Forces You to Stop Your Passions

Grieving for Aging Parents

A lot of us think of our parents as capable and strong. We think of them as they once were when we were young. There are thousands of books, websites, and articles on helping your aging parents. But there are far fewer resources available to help you through the variety of emotions you're bound to experience as your parents age. As their health declines, baby boomers watch their parents and [...]

By |2019-03-13T15:19:20-07:00March 15th, 2019|Aging, Aging Issues, Family, Grieving|Comments Off on Grieving for Aging Parents

We Never “Get Over” Grief

We never "get over" grief. Some think the hardest part is watching your parent or loved one die. But that is often just the beginning. In this heart wrenching article (with some strong language) from Scary Mommy, Christine Burke says grief is not a process. It is a journey. And it is a painful, powerful, full of cursing kind of journey that she writes about. Of course, the pain and [...]

By |2017-10-17T12:26:15-07:00October 17th, 2017|Death, Giving back, Grieving|Comments Off on We Never “Get Over” Grief
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