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Celebrating without her: A daughter struggles with first Mother’s Day without Mom

This is my first Mother’s Day since Mom died, a little over three months ago. But just because I am grieving my way through Mother’s Day doesn’t make it not …


The Full Suburban: Mom is always there when you need her – bringing pizza, plunger or both

This year, my children’s particular brand of Mother’s Day mayhem will be lavished on their Grandma Gloria – my mom – who is watching them while we are away.


Dr. Zorba Paster: Grief is an individual experience

Many of us forge an intense bond with pets. Intense bonds mean intense grief.


Everything is Copy: Lost in Griefland

All the clichés come home to roost, the stale sentiments finding their marks like characters in a familiar play. There’s old Carpe Diem, lurking in the wings, who reminds that …


Sarah Bain: We must talk with kids about suicide, then listen

As a teenager, my grief was killing me, but no one allowed me to grieve. I had no one to talk to about these thoughts.


‘Healthy Grieving’: Widow sees value in exploring grief emotions

During the grieving process, there are painful emotions people tend to push aside. A newly offered Healthy Grieving class through Community Colleges of Spokane ACT 2 aims to help people …


Review: ‘A Monster Calls’ is a universal picture of grief

Anyone who’s experienced grief will be moved by Patrick Ness’ story of a lonely 12-year-old boy and the massive woody monster who befriends him. Beautifully realized onscreen by director J.A. …


Grieving the loss of a beloved pet

Dear Annie advice column for Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.


UK’s Prince Harry wishes he had spoken about his mother’s death sooner

Britain’s Prince Harry has said he wishes he had spoken sooner about the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Harry, who was 12 when Diana died in a car crash …


100 years ago in Spokane: As Spokane prepared to go dry, Des Moines proclaimed prohibition a success

The Spokesman-Review sent a correspondent to Des Moines, Iowa, to explore the question: What will Spokane be like without saloons?


Author channels grief through storytelling

It was the middle of July and for the past month I had cleaned, painted and made minor repairs on a rental house my parents own across the street from …


The Rock Doc: Veterinarians learn grief counseling

Modern veterinary science is a technically advanced field. Some animals receive not just X-rays but sophisticated scans such as MRIs. If you visit a large veterinary hospital you will find …


Privacy rules make it hard to monitor friends in hospital

Q. I have a neighbor who is hospitalized frequently. Sometimes when she is not home, I am concerned she has been admitted again to the hospital, but when I call …


Dr. Hideg: Surviving tragedy comes down to control

Tragedies happen to people. This seems obvious, but it is not something easily discussed, especially around the holidays. The death of a child, suicide of a loved one, loss of …


Hospice offering kids series on loss of loved one

Hospice of Spokane is beginning a new session of “Connections,” a support group for families with children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This series begins Wednesday, …


The Death Of A Child Support Group Gives Parents Help In Facing Their Worst Nightmare

1. Surviving grief. Don Buss’ son, Alex, waves with preschool classmates. Photo courtesy Crayon College Preschool 2. Don Buss says that the violent death of his 2-year-old son will haunt …