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But there is a discomfort that surrounds grief. It makes even the most well

But there is a discomfort that surrounds grief. It makes even the most well-intentioned people unsure of what to say. And so many of the freshly bereaved end up feeling even more alone.
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The spoken word is man's physician in grief. For this alone has soothing ch

The spoken word is man's physician in grief. For this alone has soothing charms for the soul.
Posted 4 months ago

It's very shocking, I think, for people caring for the dying to realise how

It's very shocking, I think, for people caring for the dying to realise how unsaintly they feel, how much anger is mixed up with their grief. In fact, often I think the anger that they feel is a form of grief; it's a kind of raging against what's happenin
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I think it's too easy to recount your unhappy memories when you write about

I think it's too easy to recount your unhappy memories when you write about yourself. You bask in your own innocence. You revere your grief. You arrange your angers at their most becoming angles.
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Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and

Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public's whipsawing stages of acceptance.
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Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger,

Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.
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Self-pity, a dominant characteristic of sociopaths, is also the characteris

Self-pity, a dominant characteristic of sociopaths, is also the characteristic that differentiates heroic storytelling from psychological rumination. When you talk about your experiences to shed light, you may feel wrenching pain, grief, anger, or shame.
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The first thing I tried to do in the months after losing my mother was to w

The first thing I tried to do in the months after losing my mother was to write a poem. I found myself turning to poetry in the way so many people do - to make sense of losses. And I wrote pretty bad poems about it. But it did feel that the poem was the o
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Poetry is emotion, passion, love, grief - everything that is human. It is n

Poetry is emotion, passion, love, grief - everything that is human. It is not for zombies by zombies.
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No one can tell you what to expect or can offer a guide to grief. Because e

No one can tell you what to expect or can offer a guide to grief. Because every relationship is so unique, no two people grieve the same way. And you have no idea how you are going to grieve till you are grieving.
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I will never shave off my beard and moustache. I did once, for charity, but

I will never shave off my beard and moustache. I did once, for charity, but my wife said, 'Good grief, how awful, you look like an American car with all the chrome removed.'
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All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
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