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Beginning the Journey

Beginning the Journey

Welcome to Beginning the Journey

We recognize that people whose grief is very recent will be joining our community on a regular basis. Since the Doug’s Blog Page is an ever changing experience we wanted a permanent place where folks could get an introduction to the grief experience. We hope that reading these articles will help build a foundation of understanding before you proceed into Doug’s Blog. 


I hope these words will give you some relief and encouragement as you face the long journey of your grief.



Welcome to Beginning the Journey

We recognize that people whose grief is very recent will be joining our community on a regular basis. Since the Doug’s Blog Page is an ever changing experience we wanted a permanent place where folks could get an introduction to the grief experience. We hope that reading these articles will help build a foundation of understanding before you proceed into Doug’s Blog. 


I hope these words will give you some relief and encouragement as you face the long journey of your grief.



Current  Archive  
Beginning the JourneyThere is a Journey
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 
You are beginning a journey, certainly not a walk in the park kind of journey. This journey will be long and treacherous. It will demand all of your will and strength...
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Beginning the JourneyStarting the Journey
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 

A few weeks ago I began walking with a family whose twenty four year old son died in his sleep with no known cause. Since this category of our blogs is written for those of you who are just beginning the long journey of grief, sitting in with this family might be a helpful way...

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Beginning the JourneyWho Gets In Your Bucket?
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 
By the second meeting with the family, the pain was much worse. Grief dawns gradually and we tend to hurt more three weeks after the funeral than we did the day the loved one died. I ask them to imagine a bucket being handed to each one in turn...
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Beginning the JourneyExpect the Unexpected
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 

Grief is a totally new experience and nothing like what we would expect it to be. That is true even if you have been through the death of more than one loved one...

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