What NOT to say to a grieving family

What NOT to say to a grieving family

kathleenbduncan

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When we see someone hurting, we all want to say something, anything, to make it better. But the truth is, you cannot make it better with your words. And some things can actually make a grieving parent feel worse. Only God can heal the brokenness felt by a parent who has buried their child.

If you do say one of these things, know that we will forgive you. We know you are trying to help and love us. We try to walk in grace and forgiveness. But if you can, take time think before you speak. And please try not say these things to a grieving mother or father.

I know what you’re going through.

Unless you have walked in their shoes, you cannot know all that another person is facing. You cannot know their fears, pain, and struggles.

Unless you have lost a child, you cannot know what a…

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Arden’s Day

Arden’s Day

Just Talking Podcast

Scott Benner is on the podcast this week talking about his book, “Life is Short, Laundry is Eternal.” But before we cover the book we talk about his daughter’s diabetes diagnosis, his early blogging motivations, and his creative writing inspirations. We also talk about how he has learned from the diabetes community as a parent, and as a person. Finally we spend the last portion of the podcast discussing his book, and why it’s difficult to summarize in a simple elevator pitch. Enjoy.

Follow Scott on Twitter at @ArdensDay and keep up with the latest from Scott, including upcoming book details, at ardensday.com.

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Dr. Karen Litzy

 

On Win’s Women of Wisdom today, Best-Selling Author, Win Kelly Charles welcomes Dr. Karen Litzy. Karen graduated with her MS in Physical Therapy from Misericordia University in 1997 and then graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in December of 2014 from Misericordia. She is currently the owner of Karen Litzy Physical Therapy, PLLC, a concierge physical therapy practice in New York City. She sees clients in their home, gym or office vs a traditional PT outpatient clinic. Aside from physical therapy clients she also sees clients for wellness training and individual softball coaching. Dr. Litzy as consults with physical therapy colleagues on how to start and maintain a successful cash based physical therapy practice. http://karenlitzy.com/. Karen is the host of the weekly podcast Healthy Wealthy & Smart where she interviews thought leaders in the world of physical therapy as well as other aspects of health and wellness. http://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com/. To learn more about Karen visit http://karenlitzy.com/. To learn more about your host and the show visit http://winswomenofwisdom.weebly.com. Be sure to FOLLOW this program https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wins-women-of-wisdom/id1060801905

Win’s women of wisdom Thursday Suzie Carr Joins Win’s women of wisdom

Win’s women of wisdom  Thursday Suzie Carr Joins Win’s women of wisdom

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On Win’s Women of Wisdom today, Best-Selling Author, Win Kelly Charles welcomes Suzie Carr. Whether it’s writing about life and love, inspiring new authors, advocating for LGBT equality and animal welfare or blogging about community awareness, positive living, and taking action… Suzie remains passionate in her beliefs! She also believes in the power of community and fostering a welcoming place where everyone feels connected and their voices are equal, valued and appreciated. Bullying, bigotry and inequality are not welcomed, but open-mindedness always is. Suzie’s love for the written word started back when she was a child. She enjoyed visiting the library every Saturday to spend hours reading. Books quickly became a constant companion to her and remained as such throughout her childhood. Always in the creative mindset, she dreamed of a life where she would work by day and write books by night. Unfortunately, twelve hour work days left her no time or energy for learning how to craft a novel. So, off to college she went to pursue her passion for writing. College fed her hunger for the written word and Suzie devoured anything and everything written on the subject of novel writing while pursuing her degree in communications at Rhode Island College. Soon after graduating, The Fiche Room, a coming-of-age novel about two women falling in love, was born. Over the years The Fiche Room grew from its humble e-book origins to an Amazon Kindle best seller receiving glowing reviews. With nine bestsellers on Amazon Kindle, Suzie continues to write about the beauty of life and love. Her latest release, The Dance, is due out in January 2016. Suzie Carr believes strongly in giving back to the community. She donates a portion of book sale proceeds to the Hearts United for Animals and NOH8 Campaign. To learn more about Suzie visit http://www.curveswelcome.com/. To learn more about your host and the show visit http://winswomenofwisdom.weebly.com. Be sure to FOLLOW this program https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wins-women-of-wisdom/id1060801905

Felecia Searvance on Win’s women of wisdom

Felecia Searvance on Win’s women of wisdom

Felecia Searvance. Felecia

 

On Win’s Women of Wisdom today, Best-Selling Author, Win Kelly Charles welcomes Felecia Searvance. Felecia is an experienced writer and editor with more than ten years of combined experience in writing and editing content for private clients, educational institutions, and business organizations. She is passionate about learning, and deeply interested in growing as a professional writer and editor. Felecia is always looking for opportunities to increase her knowledge concerning various writing and editing opportunities, and she continuously engages in learning opportunities that increase the business’s potential. Her writing and editing accomplishments include, but are not limited to: a Master’s of Arts dissertation, editing of published works from new and best-selling authors, contract offers from freelance writing platforms (Uvocorp, Upwork, etc.), business blog, guest blogs, curriculum units for education company, published book, and much more. To lean more about Felecia visit http://www.liyahamorepublishing.com/. To learn more about your host visit https://wincharles.wix.com/win-charles. To learn more about the show visit http://winswomenofwisdom.weebly.com. To be on the show please fill out the intake at http://bit.ly/1MLJSLG. Be sure to FOLLOW this program https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wins-women-of-wisdom/id1060801905