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Loss Recovery

6 Important Ways For The Widowed To Facilitate Healing

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Because those of us who either are or ever have been a part of Widowed World not only understand... we will never disappear.

The Word You Need To Hear When Dealing With A Loss

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Why is 'initiative' such a huge word? Because initiative means taking action. Initiative takes intent. Initiative takes formulation. Initiative takes follow-up and follow-through. Initiative comes from within yourself.

How To Break The News Of A Parent's Death

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Seldom will anything break your heart as easily as the sight of your child in unbelievable emotional pain... and what greater pain is there to a child than the tragic loss of a parent. Though it has been many years since his death, my daughter still experiences bouts of sadness because Daddy is not here anymore.

Is There A Right Way To Grieve?

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

I have always taken great umbrage at anyone criticizing, questioning or opining on how the widowed handle their grief and their highly individual and intensely personal healing journeys. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of it going on.

How I Embraced A New Me After The Loss Of My Spouse

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 03.23.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

The widowed community generally spends a lot of time talking about how much late spouses are missed. Not only is this completely and totally normal, it is also a welcome catharsis and a necessary factor in moving through the grieving process. But do you ever miss 'you' as well?

The ONE Thing to Never Say After a Long-Term Illness

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

You have read it in newspapers, you have seen it in obituaries or heard it at funerals and you have certainly heard it on the news many times -- you may even actually say it yourself.

Critics, Critics Everywhere

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 12.22.2012 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

No one has the right to criticize how anyone suffering a loss handles anything -- from whether or not they visit a gravesite (be it sooner, later or ever) to a decision to sell everything that they own and sail around the world.

6 Mindful Strategies To Recover From The Shock Of Loss

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

I don't believe we ever get over a significant loss, but we do learn to move through it, live with it, and perhaps even use it creatively to find our life's purpose and harvest its lessons.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Coming to Terms With Loss

Rebekah Sanderlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebekah Sanderlin

In the physical world when we remove an object, a big hole is left behind. It's the same with the loss of a person, but when that person IS your life, well, what happens tomorrow?