Monthly Archives: July 2014

Someone special died today.

Someone special died today two years ago. I’ll never know who they were. They made a choice in life that when they died they would give someone else, a stranger, the gift of a second chance in life by becoming … Continue reading

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“Definition of STUG – Sudden Temporary Upsurges of Grief”

“Definition of STUG – Sudden Temporary Upsurges of Grief” By Kirsti A. Dyer MD, MS, FT   Definition: A Subsequent, Temporary, Upsurge of Grief STUG reaction are brief periods of intense grief which occur when a catalyst reminds one of the absence … Continue reading

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Definition of a Grief Twinge or Pang

“Definition of a Grief Twinge or Pang” By Kirsti A. Dyer MD, MS, FT Definition: A lower level feeling of intense sadness or grief. The twinge or pang results from experiencing a reminder of a loss such as a site, a … Continue reading

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Anticipatory grief.

What is Anticipatory Grief? Caregivers and patients alike may exhibit grief reactions to a death, even if that death has not yet occurred. These are normal reactions to loss and may help you prepare for the emotional intensity of grief … Continue reading

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