Filtered tag: Grieving a Loss

Giving yourself permission to grieve a loss

When I was 34 years old, my Nana Cumming died after very slow death from Alzheimer’s disease. I was 36 weeks pregnant at the time and was unable to travel back to Ontario. In many ways, I said my “goodbye” many years before her death. I remember grieving most when her dementia was progressing and Read more…

You can run, but you can’t hide…from grief

I like reading the obituaries. It’s the first section I flip to in our local paper. It’s OK — you can breathe a sigh a relief knowing you aren’t the only one! Reading obituaries reminds me of my own mortality and allows acknowledgement of the death of people I know.  More importantly, it gives me Read more…

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