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Grieving Hearts Heal


Part 1 - 300 Words - How-To Guide

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Jeffrey L. Michaux
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Grief is real and is a process. Each person is different and grief is experienced in different ways as you've so eloquently stated. It's not something that anyone can tell you to get over because enough time has passed. I only know of one permanent source of help if we hope, wait, and trust in Him. I like this healingmuse and the message conveyed. Well done!


 Comment Written 27-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 27-Mar-2019
    Hi Jeffrey,

    Thank you, my friend, for taking the time to read and review this release. I appreciate your kind comments and generous rating for this work. I agree that everyone's life and relationship are very unique, and that the grieving process is as well. Of course, faith in a higher power is very helpful in navigating the process of healing. Thanks again, Jan :-)
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Grieving is a very personal thing that we all have to deal with sometime. I guess it all depends on how attached you are to the person that died as well as the circumstances Of death.


 Comment Written 27-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 27-Mar-2019
    Hi Yvon,

    Yes, it is a very personal thing as each life and relationship is, itself, defined by uniqueness. Yes, attachment - that pesky mundane dynamic... It's not only the attachment by itself, though, that tends to cause feelings of pain and guilt, anger, etc. it's the unresolved conflicts underlying the grief. I see grief as an impetus to resolve those issues within ourselves... But that's just one dynamic of the process, for sure. Thank you so much for your great review and rating, Yvon, I appreciate your continued support. Jan :-)
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Clearly written and empathetic guide to the grieving process which will, I feel sure, be of help to many. Your introduction sets the tone very nicely. Your background in the area shines through.


 Comment Written 27-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 27-Mar-2019
    Hi TF,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review this release. I'm glad to know my empathy comes through in my writing and I appreciate you sharing this with me. Thanks again, TF. I appreciate your ongoing support. Jan :-)
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Excellent advise and resourcing touching on one of the most difficult lessons life teaches us. Grief is handled so differently, and we need to try and respect as well as understand the process of others going through it simultaneously with us. Thank you for sharing.


 Comment Written 26-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 27-Mar-2019
    Hi Mary,

    Nice to see you, my friend. I appreciate you taking time to read and review this release and thank you kindly for your gracious complements and great rating. I wish schools would teach these skills in middle- and high-schools so that people would be adequately equipped to understand what they are living through when the "big" and "little" losses happen to them, but they don't. So I guess I'll step up and do it. LOL Thanks again, my friend. Jan :-)
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Thank you for writing this series, HealingMuse. Your points are absolutely true. There is no time limit. I tried to rush through the grief process based on other people's timelines and expectations. That failed spectacularly.


 Comment Written 26-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 26-Mar-2019
    Hi LG,

    Thank you for taking the time to read the first in this series. I really appreciate your kind comments and great review. Oh, I'm sorry to hear that you tried to rush through the grieving process and that it didn't go well. I hope you have since been able to resolve your grief and have learned to cope with your new reality. Thanks again, my friend. Jan
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Thank you so much for the meaningful and well thought out approach to presenting this to your readers. You did a good job of taking the weight off when you said there is no time limit or standard formula. It is easier when we know there are no strictures to our grieving. Well done.

Melissa


 Comment Written 26-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 26-Mar-2019
    Hi Melissa,

    Nice to see you again, my friend. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my work. Yes, Ma'am. No limitations or structure, or "should's" or "shouldn't issues" at all. I very much appreciate your kind review and rating, Melissa. Jan :-)
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Everybody grieves in their own ways. Helpful suggestions provided throughout this well crafted piece. Perhaps it will assist someone in their need. Much encouragement offered.


 Comment Written 26-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 26-Mar-2019
    Hi Brett,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review this piece. I am please to know you found the information to be helpful and very much appreciate your kind comments and generous rating. Jan :-)
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This piece was very informative. There are so many people that don't understand the grieving process. It is very helpful to have someone tell you it will be hard. Honesty about the situation helps the person overcoming their grieve a shoulder to cry on or at least the comfort of knowing that what they are feeling is par for the course. It may also leave them with hope that one day it will hurt a little less although the pain and emptiness they left in your heart may never truly heal.

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 Comment Written 26-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 26-Mar-2019
    Hi Mia,

    Thank you for taking the time to read and review this work. I appreciate your gracious comments and am pleased to know you found this information useful. True, sometimes the hurt doesn't go away, but we just learn to cope with the pain and new lifestyle after a significant loss. Jan
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Hi Jan, I think your essay will be helpful to many of the readers. The process of healing after the loss of a loved one seems to have it cycles, which can't be avoided. I have learned through own experience that there's no point fighting it. Personally I've found it makes the whole process a little easier. I'm looking forward to your next installment. All best. Ulla:)))


 Comment Written 26-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 26-Mar-2019
    Hi Ulla,

    Nice to see you again, my friend. Thanks so much for stopping by for a read. I appreciate your kind comments and generous rating for this work. I'm pleased to know you feel that this series (there are three so far) will be helpful to those in our community whose hearts are heavy with grief. Thanks again, my friend. Jan
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Such an informative and helpful piece to help those navigate through their grieving process. Lots of wisdom and reassurance. Wonderful of you to share this. Having gone through the accidental death of my baby daughter due to forceps injuries in 1992, and the sudden death of my mother in 2015, I know that grieving process all too well. We all have to go through it in this life, and people shouldn't expect us to get on with it after a certain period of time. I think once you've lost a loved one, you are changed forever and you don't get over it, but you do learn to carry on with the new normal.


 Comment Written 26-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 26-Mar-2019
    Hi Cat,

    Thanks for reading and reviewing this piece. I'm so sorry to hear about your baby daughter's death and that of your mom. It sounds like you've been through the mill a couple of times with this process. I agree that we never "get over it," but we learn to live with the "new normal." Very well stated, my friend. Thank you again for your kind comments and great rating. Jan
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