Monthly Archives: August 2012

Believing in Heaven after cyberloss

This post is a response to this month’s Trauma2Art topic, which asks whether readers believe in Heaven. Lauren Muscarella has recently relaunched the site. It’s a privilege to work with her, and I’m sure the site would be of interest … Continue reading

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SOC Sunday: Freewriting

Although I’ve done my customary two posts this week, I don’t feel like my post on Friday actually counted, because that was a thanks to those who’ve viewed the blog and brought it to where it is today. So, I’m … Continue reading

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In gratitude for 10,000 views

Hi, friends. Back when I started this blog in November 2010, I had no idea what I was aiming for. At the beginning, it was a way of stopping myself from filling endless private journals with ramblings I probably wouldn’t … Continue reading

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The path to forgiveness after cyberloss

Hi, friends. Forgiving seems to be a recurring theme here, perhaps because it can be such a long journey. Thankfully, I feel more like I’m getting there now. I don’t usually bring politics or current affairs into this blog, but … Continue reading

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What is the meaning of this? Cyberloss and closure

I came across this on Friday, thanks to Cath Duncan of Remembering for Good. She linked to Nancy Berns’ talk ‘Beyond Closure’ in her newsletter, and it really resonated with me. Briefly, Nancy Berns believes that joy and grief can coexist. An odd idea, perhaps, but comforting, I think. Continue reading

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Rejoining online communities after cyberloss

For those of us who have lost online friends, there are specific challenges following a loss, as with any other significant bereavement. Those who have experienced a conventional loss may be forced to confront the reality of seeing a loved one’s grave for the first time, whereas ‘we’ may be placed in a position of having to come to terms with the fact that we may never see or visit our friends’ resting places. Continue reading

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Practising gratitude after cyberloss

I’d love to hear what you’re grateful for about your friendships, whether online or offline. Now I’ve been thinking about what I’m grateful for in terms of what I learned from Chris, and what we shared, I can begin to notice those qualities in other friendships. Maybe that will also help you. I look forward to reading your comments and sharing in your stories. It’s a blessing to walk with you on this journey.

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