Posts Tagged "loss"

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The ability to grow is one of the characteristics of living things. As humans, we continue to grow neurologically as we age.  But one of the things that makes us different from other living things is our ability to feel and express gratitude. Gratitude gives life and brings healing to the body, mind, and soul. Below are 15 reasons to cultivate gratitude.
Here are 15 reasons to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
1. Gratitude is the mother of joy.
Look around you. What is it that you see today that you can be thankful for? Count your blessings not your burdens.
2. Grat…

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Every August, teens leave home for college and embark on a new and exciting chapter in life, but they are not the only people facing a new beginning. Parents left with a suddenly empty nest must also begin again and live a life without kids residing in their home. Managing this transition is tricky for kids and adults.
Some parents must deal with the sadness of children leaving the nest, while at the same time, handling an aging parent. While one family member is preparing for life on his own, another is slowly becoming more dependent on adult children for support. These s…

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In the classic children’s book, A Light In the Attic, author Shel Silverstein proclaimed:

“There are no happy endings.

Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle, and a very happy start.”

Silverstein was right. There’s often nothing happy about the end of anything, especially the passing of a spouse, parent or beloved pet. But ending and loss are moments every human will experience.

Of course, loss is not just death. Loss can include life changes that are positive ones such as a child moving away to college or out of the country for…

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This is the first post in our series about the potential for rich life transformation for Boomers and Seniors through the natural occurrence of loss and grief.  A loss is a part of life and everyone will inevitably experience it at some point. A big challenge many face understanding the loss, accepting the grief and powering up to move toward a new reality…sometimes maybe even a better one.  So, it is about life transitions, but more than that.  

One of the Friends Life Care Care Coordinators brings this heart-warming story.  It is about the sense of loss associate…

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