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So far Lisa McMurter has created 45 blog entries.

Helping a Friend Who is Dying

When you find out that a friend of yours is dying, you may experience a wide range of emotions. Sometimes it's difficult to know what to say, or to ask questions like "what can I do to support you?". What is too much? And what is not nearly enough? Learn more about how you can help a friend who is facing their final days, and how you can make sure they don’t do it alone, in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

Parenting While Grieving

Death can be a difficult subject at the best of times, but for parents…dealing with grief is only one of your many tasks. So how do you do it? How do you grieve, while still being an effective parent? Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

Bereavement Support Groups

After the loss of a loved one, it’s not unusual for an individual to experience a wide range of feelings and emotions. Grief is a completely natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. But whether we want to admit it or not, we all need some kind of support system to help us when we’re grieving. Learn about some of the benefits of attending a bereavement support group in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

Talking to Children About Death

Death is often a difficult subject for adults to discuss, but it becomes even harder when we need to talk to children about it. We might choose to use words that we think will make it easier for them to grasp, when in all reality we’re making it even harder for children to understand what’s really going on when someone close to them dies. Learn tips for how to talk to children about death in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.