grief

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20 Inspirational Quotes for Dealing With Grief and Loss

Grief recently entered our lives again. It turned up like an uninvited guest without announcing its arrival. But then, grief does often come unexpectedly. And it seems to be able to find us, no matter how hard we may try to hide from it. Coping with grief and loss is a journey that often calls …

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Four Tips to Find Joy in the Journey: Dealing With Struggle – Salt + Sparrow Guest Post

The past few months have been incredibly hard for us again. At the start of the summer, we found out that my mother-in-law, Mum as I used to call her, had cancer. We didn’t, however, expect that we would lose her just three months later. This was heartbreaking. ‘Why, why again?’ I started to question. …

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Alternative Ways to Genuine Gratitude Practice in Challenging Times

Gratitude has helped me enormously since my accident two and a half years ago. During this time we have been practising gratitude each night before going to sleep. It has helped me to see the light in the darkness of tough times. However, after receiving heartbreaking news from my husband’s immediate family, we found ourselves …

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