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from Anne-Marie Lockmyer

Gardening Your Grief

Gardening Your Grief

Our grief could be compared to an overgrown garden. We know it's there, but we don't really want to face it. For a while, we might be able to put it out of our minds but it's still there getting more daunting the longer we ignore it. ‍Traditional grief work encourages...

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How to Create A Blanket of Comfort

How to Create A Blanket of Comfort

A Step-by-Step Instruction by Anne-Marie Lockmyer On page 43 of my book, When Their World Stops: The Essential Guide to Truly Helping Anyone in Grief, I mentioned that the Blanket of Comfort a friend made for me was the best gift I could have ever received.  I...

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Healing from the Pain of Divorce

Healing from the Pain of Divorce

Divorce causes grief. And it should. It is a loss of hopes, dreams and expectations you had for a marriage. There can be feelings of anger, resentment, shame, betrayal. You can feel like it is now your identity. You can be disappointed in yourself and feel others are...

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Why Celebrity Deaths Can Hit Us Hard

Why Celebrity Deaths Can Hit Us Hard

I received calls from companies this week after the sudden death of Kobe Bryant. His death had a powerful impact on many employees and the companies were not sure how to respond. People can experience grief over Kobe's death even though they didn't know him and that...

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Why are the holidays so hard when you are grieving?

Why are the holidays so hard when you are grieving?

Grief is heavy enough on its own but add the holiday season to it, and it gets even worse. Most grievers dread the first holiday season after they have a lost a loved one, or even the second or third holiday season after. These are all tough times. WHY? Because: Grief...

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The Grief of Mother’s Day

The Grief of Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, with the blooms and freshness of springtime, we usually think about flowers, cards, serving breakfast in bed or going out for yummy brunches and lunches to celebrate. It’s a day to make our moms feel special. But not for everyone. It is...

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