by David Brown
guest blogger for Virgil T Golden Funeral Services
Grieving is such an important issue related to providing celebration of life and other funeral services. Here are two resources that may be of interest if you have just lost a loved one, or are considering "grieving pre-planning", where you want to began to understand the process before the loss of a loved one.
How to Deal with Grief by Sandra Ingerman
In this article, published in the Huffington Post in Feb 2012, Sandra provides a different perspective on the grieving process, describing grief as something that we deal with in everyday life, not just when we lose a loved one. Here are a few excerpts from the article, and a link to the full story.
"I was watching the news recently and heard an interesting story. There is a movement in the medical profession to label grief as a diagnosis of illness. Prozac, an antidepressant, would be prescribed for people dealing with grief.
Every change in life is some form of death which leads to an ending that can create a state of grief for us as something familiar dies. We might change jobs, move, get divorced, experience a change in how we feel as we age, a life threatening illness or the death of a loved one.
Death is not an end, rather it is a new beginning. And the experience of grief is important for our growth and evolution. Grief helps us to develop a deep inner well that we can expand from." full story >
Finding Peace and Meaning in Death and Bereavement
An Interview with Dr Lani Leary, author of No One Has to Die Alone
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