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Nancy Weil commented on Florence Isaacs's blog post Top 10 Things Not to Say to the Bereaved
"Nicole, Your comment reminds me of something my friend said after her husband died. She told me that if one more person told her that "he was still with her" she was going to scream. She then said to me, "I know he is with me, but he…"
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The Hidden Blessings of Grief

Much of the grieving process focuses on our loss. We miss our loved one so much that it hurts, and we wonder how we will ever make it through the pain. We spend time looking back at the past with regret and grow anxious as we anticipate a future without our loved one in it. We wonder how we will ever make it through the upcoming…See More
Dec 26, 2013
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The Hidden Blessings of Grief

Much of the grieving process focuses on our loss. We miss our loved one so much that it hurts, and we wonder how we will ever make it through the pain. We spend time looking back at the past with regret and grow anxious as we anticipate a future without our loved one in it. We wonder how we will ever make it through the upcoming…See More
Dec 26, 2013
Nancy Weil's blog post was featured

The Greatest Gift You Can Give

‘Tis the season of giving and receiving. Yet our grief keeps us from feeling like going out to the mall or taking the time and energy to find just the right present for our family member. Our tree may remain boxed this year and our lights still in their tangled mess of cords as we just try to make it through the day, much less the holidays.  Still there is a gift you can give to your family more valuable than anything you can buy on the internet, more powerful than any electronic gadget and…See More
Dec 20, 2013
Nancy Weil commented on Florence Isaacs's blog post Top Ten List: Here's What Not To Say To The Bereaved
"Great advice. A young widow in one of my support groups was told by someone at her husband's wake, "At least you look good in black." I warn the recently bereaved that people will say "unskillful" things trying to provide…"
Dec 19, 2013
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The Greatest Gift You Can Give

‘Tis the season of giving and receiving. Yet our grief keeps us from feeling like going out to the mall or taking the time and energy to find just the right present for our family member. Our tree may remain boxed this year and our lights still in their tangled mess of cords as we just try to make it through the day, much less the holidays.  Still there is a gift you can give to your family more valuable than anything you can buy on the internet, more powerful than any electronic gadget and…See More
Dec 19, 2013
Nancy Weil commented on Nancy Weil's blog post A Bumper Sticker Life
"What a wonderful tribute to your aunt to personalize her bench in such a way. Thanks for sharing your story of this special lady."
Dec 18, 2013
Teresa Key commented on Nancy Weil's blog post A Bumper Sticker Life
"Reading this reminded me of my Aunt Jean. She loved to have everyone around. so when you would stop by, she never wanted you to leave. It didn't matter what you were drinking, coffee, beer, whatever, when you went to leave, she'd say…"
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Nancy Weil commented on Nancy Weil's blog post Can't Delete Them From Our Lives
"Ellen, I am glad that you found this post helpful. I just lost a good friend and her Facebook page has been filled with messages to her family. It is a wonderful way to connect with others and share our grief and pain. There is a book called, Square…"
Dec 16, 2013
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The Gift of the Present

I was speaking to a reporter about sudden death and how this type of grief differs from anticipated death. I explained that it was no better or worse, just different. No one is ever ready to say goodbye to someone they love, no matter the circumstances. Loss is hard and never invited into our lives. It comes to all, and our hearts yearn for what we can never have again – our loved one’s voice, touch, smile and laugh.However, I think part of the challenge of sudden loss is that it reminds us…See More
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About Nancy Weil

Nancy Weil is a leading authority on the relationship between humor and grief. She is the founder of The Laugh Academy and leads the world’s only laughter club held in a cemetery. As a Certified Funeral Celebrant, Nancy understands how humor can be used to aid the grieving process. A Certified Grief Management Specialist, she serves as Director of Grief Support for eleven cemeteries in western New York state. Her products include:  Bandages for Your Heart, a DVD or CD that helps people get relief from the overwhelming pain that grief may bring; the CD Laugh for the Health of It, showing people how to add more humor into their lives;  A Brief Exploration of Grief, available as a free download; and her new book, If Stress Doesn't Kill You, Your Family Might.

Visit www.TheLaughAcademy.com  or find The Laugh Academy on Facebook

Nancy Weil's Blog

The Hidden Blessings of Grief

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Much of the grieving process focuses on our loss. We miss our loved one so much that it hurts, and we wonder how we will ever make it through the pain. We spend time looking back at the past with regret and grow anxious as we anticipate a future without our loved one in it. We wonder how we…

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

‘Tis the season of giving and receiving. Yet our grief keeps us from feeling like going out to the mall or taking the time and energy to find just the right present for our family member. Our tree may remain boxed this year and our lights still in their tangled mess of cords as we just try to make it through the day, much less the holidays.  Still there is a gift you can give to your family more valuable than anything you can buy on the internet, more…

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The Gift of the Present

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I was speaking to a reporter about sudden death and how this type of grief differs from anticipated death. I explained that it was no better or worse, just different. No one is ever ready to say goodbye to someone they love, no matter the circumstances. Loss is hard and never invited into our lives. It comes to all, and our hearts yearn for what we can never have again – our loved one’s voice, touch, smile and laugh.…

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Making Cents of it All

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 10:24am 0 Comments

3 pennies (Image via Flickr Creative Commons / agahran I read an article about a grief support group being held in an all boys high school. At a time of life when their greatest worry should be acne, girlfriends and homework, these boys all were struggling with the death of a parent. The very people we take for granted will be there for us when we get home from school or across the dinner table at night, had tragically left this world too soon. These young men who had to hold it together all day, were able to be vulnerable and show…

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At 12:50pm on January 21, 2013, victoria, Justin's Mom said…
When reading Everyone is Healed I was curious about your conclusion that some of us "grievers" just aren't willing to do the so-called grief work. First off, if you personally have never lost a child you are wholly unable to grasp the magnitude of that grief. I consider the mere act of surviving to be grief work.
At 10:12pm on October 1, 2012, Michelle Johnson said…

I am sorry, but I do not know what you are responding to.  If you have lost a child, you will understand we go through periods of grief, I think almost craziness.  I am sorry if I said something unjust. I hope you are getting better, I know I am trying to. 

At 8:30pm on July 1, 2011, Carrie L said…
Hi Nancy ran across your page. That is neat that you have made something out of this. grief is not to laugh about but the idea is ok. because it is so hard. your books look interesting. i don't like the term good grief.carrie

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