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The Many Faces Of Grief

In Featured, Grief, Journey Through Grief by Jock Brocas3 Comments

There is a saying that if a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Africa, that act can cause a chain reaction that can become the catalyst for a natural disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or even tsunami. It represents the very belief that we are all made of matter and that matter is nothing more than an energy, which can neither be …

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Don’t Label Grief

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First of all, I would like to start off with an apology. I know some of you rely on the monthly articles for this column and last month, I missed it due to my workload. However, we move onward and upward and this month’s article will make up for my remiss last time. One of the biggest issues with grief is …

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Saving Susan

In Dying to Live, Grief by Becki HawkinsLeave a Comment

When Lacey called me the previous evening she said, “You have got to help me. I don’t know what to do for Susan or say to Susan. Larry said he thought we might want to come visit her.” Saving Susan Susan was grieving. Her sister, Betty, died last week. Susan had spent the past year assisting her sister through chemo, …

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How the Cow Eats the Cabbage or Else!

In Dying to Live, Grief by Becki Hawkins5 Comments

I live in northeast Oklahoma. In most of the South, telling a person “how the cow ate the cabbage” means telling them the unvarnished truth even if it’s not pleasant. My assignment for one particular lovely spring day visiting Hospice patients included a dear named Mary Catherine. I was delighted to find such a darling home! It had white clapboard …

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Living Our Lives with Loss

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I received the phone call that she had been notified by her husband’s family that they found her husband dead of an apparent heart attack. I sat down to gather my thoughts and to begin praying for her. This was the 2nd husband she had ‘lost’. She was in her 40’s! When I arrived at her home I parked in …

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When Religion Stops You Healing From Grief

In Featured, Grief, Journey Through Grief, Mediumship by Jock Brocas2 Comments

Grief Is Often Misunderstood By Religions If you have never suffered the pain of grief, then it is very hard to empathize with the suffering that someone experiences when the loss of a loved one is the only thing on that person’s mind. No amount of frivolous statements offering plastic coated comfort can help and to compound matters, your religious …