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This week's conversation will be the next in the series "grief and war".
When soldiers return from serving in an active theater of war it is difficult to return to the life they once had. we will look at issues of PTSD, physical injuries, substance abuse and why dealing with the grief of war and the loss issues of war can be key to healing and rebuilding life.
What are the losses incurred by war?
How does understanding your grief help you move on
We will also be looking at how returing home impacts family and friends.
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Today's conversation will be the last in the series of "living with dying" We will wrap up with the rituals of death and mourning.
In today's culture these rituals become more and more optional. Wakes funerals and memorial services serve a very important function as post death events.
We will understand the difference between grief and mourning and why both are important in any culture.
Listeners are welcomed to call in.
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According to the AAVA, Americans owned more than 157 million pets in 2012. Americans LOVE their pets! A big problem with pets, however, is that their lives are shorter than human lives. We love them, and lose them far too soon for us. How do we deal with losing them? What do we need to do in order to grieve their loss fully, and then go on with our own lives? What do we do about getting another pet? Russell Friedman and his colleagues, author of The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss, is an expert in grief and applies his understanding to the very real grief we human feel when our pets die. Russell and co-author John James have created the Grief Recovery Method, shared with you when you listen to Full Power Living.
So many people preface the report of the deep grief they feel after the death of their dog, cat or bird, with “I know I’m being stupid/silly, but….” It turns out that grief is grief, and grief felt over the death of our beloved pet is no more silly or stupid than grief we feel over the lost of a person we love. Who better to discuss this with than someone who is an expert on all aspects of grief? Listen on Thursday as Russell Friedman talks with us on questions most of us have when we suffer loss. Click here to visit Russell Friedman's website!
Full Moon Meditation. Harness the power of the full moon. This Month’s Meditation: The Transformative Power of Presence. Few of us have original soul inspired thought. Most thoughts are derived from the past and future and are repetitive. In the present moment there is no judgment, no right or wrong, no good or bad; the gap of separation is lessened as we begin to experience our shared humanity. Meditate with us as we let go of the past and future and come into the joy and power of Present Moment Awareness. For more information please visit, www.bodymindspiritradio.com or www.bodyworkshealingcenter.com and Global Breath Institute
Dr. Jones, from Beneath the Grief Ministries will resume the topic of fear.This is a series as there are various types of fears. Listeners will be able to call in and make comments Let;s face it there are fears that we all have. Call in # 646 564-9654, Press #1 for comments, Want freedom from fear address it as it's "Where the Healing Begins"
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This week we will continue our series on "living with dying"
We began with the diagnosis of a terminal disease and the grief of the dying person.
This week we will begin to explore the family dynamics when a loved oneis dying.
Very often families are faced with this event without having any understanding or information about what this experience will be like.
Emotions and needs run high and often out of control.
We will look at how you can approach being with the dying in a fulfilling way.
There are very distinct, yet overlapping, phases of grief. We go through the stages in various orders and in varying degrees on the road to recovering from any loss. If we lose a jacket at the ballpark, we may go through all the stages in a few minutes. If the jacket was one that was given to us by our brother on our birthday, it may take much more time.
If the animal was a family pet and stayed outside, it may not hit us as hard as if he were our own companion and greeted us each night when we came in the door. If your pet was a companion and best friend, the mourning will be a deep one.
1. Shock/Denial/Numbness. We can not believe this has happened to us. Our body and emotions numb themselves against the pain. The mind denies the loss. Often we will say things like "This can't be true." One of the valid reasos for memorials and funerals is to acknowledge that death did take place.
2. Fear/AngerDepression. After the numbness wears off and we are once again able to feel, then all of our repressed feelings come roaring back. Sometimes these feeling ared not rational at first and can seedk someone to blame, either an outsider or ourselves. "I can't share how sad I am about my dog, because my co-workers will think I am crazy." "But, on the other hand, I inquire about their child's cold and buy their stupid Girl Scout cookies to support them. It isn't fair!" "Oh God, please don't let me start crying at work again. I heard someone call me a drama queen and say; It's only a dog, not a child."
3. Understanding/Acceptance/Moving on.
4. New Hurts May Trigger Old Wounds.
Counselor Mandy Eppley speaks with mother, widow and author Kristi Smith as she shares the story of suddenly losing her husband at the age of 48. Through her grieving process she found that she needed a “how to” book to help her navigate this loss. This led to her writing the book DREAM…a guide to grieving gracefully. Through Kristi’s experience she found there are keys to unlocking the doors that will help you to keep moving through the grief process and to heal. Mandy and Kristi discuss the “5 Keys to Unlock the Grip of Grief” which are the valuable lessons included in Kristi’s book that can help you in finding hope
Kristi Smith combines 30 years of ministry with a BS in Psychology, so she comes from a solid place of experience and knowledge. She is not shy about sharing poignant words that she knows will help grievers process the pain. She has compiled the 5 most profound lessons in her book, DREAM…a guide to grieving gracefully. You can find her at www.kristismithdreambook.com.
This group follows the original philosophy's of Brother Huey Newton and Brother Bobby Seale including, Self Defense, The 10 Point Program,and The New Black Code. Here we will speak about the issues in our community and invite the People to dialogue with us and bring solutions to our community. It's time for us to be the leaders we have been waiting for no more waiting for what the people want and need now is the time to STAND UP!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE NOW AND ALWAYS! Happy BlacksGiving!
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Today will begin a series of conversations about the topic "facing the death of a loved one".
There is a lot to understand about end of life experiences and the difference between living and dying.
What is the difference between the grief of the living and the dying.
When should hospice be called?
We start today with "When we face the final stage of a disease process
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