Ned has led many bereavement groups, provided grief support on the internet for Bereaved Families of Ontario and chaired their 20th anniversary symposium. He has done workshops on bereavement and been a motivational speaker at numerous public forums. He has appeared many times on television and radio. His climb up Mt. Workshops, Presentations and Educational Seminars: Ned has presented keynote speeches on the following topics:.
Ned has presented keynote speeches on the following topics: Everyday, in every business, someone comes to work in crisis.
More time will be spent in pain at work, than anywhere else, and yet the work place is often the least supportive, and the unhealthiest environment for healing. Some people will always lend a supporting hand; others will never get involved. For the vast majority, they would help, if they knew how, and were empowered to do so.
Ned will share his hard earned lessons and insights, to help businesses create a culture of empathy. The result will be reduced absenteeism, increased productivity, team spirit and cohesiveness, and increased employee retention. Executives think that they don't have time to do it all. At his funeral, all the other attorneys and judges said what a kind, gentle man he was. So why was he killed? I keep thinking that it was all a mistake or a nightmare and that he is alive and well. Then I realize that I am just thinking crazy and I fall apart all over again.
Will it make you happy? Take 10 mins, quiet your mind and listen to your own body answer these questions. I wish you all the best. My mother-in-law died tragically 4 months ago and everyday seems to get worse. She had been going to the hospital to see and take care of her mom so much — who had just had a heart attack and then a blockage. She went home to shower. I will always remember her last text to me that day while I was in class.
I said I was leaving school soon and we would see her at the hospital. I called and texted as I was leaving…nothing…. A fire started in her home while she was in the shower and had no idea. I have nightmares of her trying to make it out like she did. The firefighters found her right inside the front door when they broke in the door. How scared she must have been.
Why would this happen to her? She deserved the world. She was revived 5 times from her home and to the time she died in the hospital 5 hours later. My M-I-L and I were very close. She was the person who could say the littlest thing to make me feel better about whatever redic thing it could have been. She has been in my life- was in my life — my whole life, basically.
I feel so lost as she was who I could talk to about my husband. We have been thru a lot. He was injured while in the military and she really helped us deal and get thru the days. His mom was who he felt he had left. I go and hide to cry. The first couple months- I did anything to keep busy and I handled all of her final arrangements.
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I wanted to do it. Now that they are in school all day- I started from scratch and went back to school to get my pre-reqs. My mother-in-law was my biggest fan, biggest supporter of this. She knew what it felt like to want that and not be able to. How can I do all of that and try to get thru each day without her. Thank you for sharing. Now I am lost and lonely. It feels like I will never know happiness again.
My son 7 Just keep asking questions and sometimes feeling down.. I have a hole in my soul over the loss of my mom, but I want her memory to be actively moving me toward filling holes that I can fill. Five years back my best friend my soulmate for 25 years her thirty two year old son was killed crossing a road. My children and her children were always together. My children will never fully recover from this loss.
I had never known sadness like this. What really has helped my friend and me to cope with his tragic death is that she has reached out to so many other children in need. By helping children of fathers who have committed suicide, we have found a purpose to lift them up by sponsoring for their education. I am a hospice nurse caring for people at the end of their life cycle giving support , caring. You would think I would be better equipped with coping, but not so. I am living for Him and my God.
God will never leave me nor forsake me. It is well with my soul. Whenever your dear is in the serious level of cancer or hearth attack and doctors has dishoped her this maybe ignite a little hop in you search and read about cryonics plz for your dear put this massage in anywhere helpful or if you wanna comprise with die watch the wonder of the universe documentary serials. I nursed my husband for ten years with vascular dementia. I am so sorry. I have PTSD from the loss of the love of my life 20 years ago- we were so young-I blame myself for not going with him that day.
He was a great fisherman, he was very well known in Pinellas County Fl, Bahamas, Dry Tortugus and private islands owned by the rich and famous. I was by his side as much as I could handle it but it was a Sunday we had been in car n boat accidents and was always blessed he was going with the owner and an eye doctor plus they had nitrox.
I loved the family he worked for , they treated me like family. That is where I was waiting for them to come back from a dive trip.
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- Highway To Hell (Dying Days Book 1);
- Kidnapped by Saurians (Dungeons & Dinosaurs).
Bad feelings started coming which happened to be the approx time my husband was left down on the 3rd dive in the middle grounds-just cuz they wanted him to get a large hogfin — duh the owner of the boat and the doc did the 3rd deep dive with nitrox- needless to say my husband blew a cerebral and pulmonary embolism. He beat them to the top. I was told I was still part of the family. I really needed them for closure. Instead they spent 3 mill on a guest house and begged me to take a couple hundred thousand for his life. I was a kid-stuck in a private room alone with the owner crying his eyes out being told I would still be part of the family and they would help me when I needed.
Then I made it a year and met someone that reminded me of my love-I met him at a psychiatrists office. We both thought we were not patients. I got married lost what widows benefits I had-and now have a permanent injunction that he is not allowed near me, obviously still not in my right mind I was diagnosed with a muscle disease and was told I would be lucky to make it to Next the temporary marriage created a wonderful sis in law of 12 years and she helped me so much mentally.
I will always love her and never thought I would lose her too. We were both experiencing the same medical problems and both diagnosed with cancer within 2 days of each other. I begged her not to get treatment 13 years of nurse-I see strong positive minds make it longer and more comfortable Being very religious and having a spouse and 3 children- they scared her they told her she would only make it 3 months without 5 with. Lots of prayers-she made it one year and the worst year I have ever seen anyone go through chemo. At one point they said things had stopped growing so instead of waiting- they tell her its best to go on very strong caustic chemo to make sure it stays gone.
I did get to see her one last time, unlike my husband. She looked so peaceful as she must have known it was finally going to be done. I touched her beautiful face-to my surprise-she opened her eyes and smiled like I remember seeing her. She was taken to a better place at 10 pm that night. God bless u all. O Jody I read your life story and it absolutely broke my heart. My prayers are with you. May the Lord fill u with his peace and may u find comfort in his rest.
I lost my big brother 5 Oct I am forever changed. Each day I live is one day closer to him. The worst are the dreams that his alive. This is one of my favorite. I have just lost the love of my life five days ago… He was on his way home from work when a drunk driver hit him head on causing the airbag to deploy and than setting the car on fire. I am so lost and want to be where he is. I cry all day and the quietness of the house is unbearable. I miss everything about him. His smell, his smile, his voice,his touch…. I miss him holding me tight which always led to our love making more memories.
The day he died is the day my heart was ripped out of my chest. Lisa, you are not alone. I lost my husband in a mountain accident 3 years ago. They will come back. Second piece of advice is to take great care of you, get counseling, whatever it helps for you to cry and let the pain and feelings out.
The WYG website and resources helped me a lot, especially the podcasts. Hello Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss and my heart truly breaks for you. He was sick for a 6 years with horrid multiple myeloma but had been ok until just recently. I had to take him to the ER with what I thought was pneumonia and he never left. I am so alone in my house that is no longer a Home and I cry all day. I am sending you a hug and wish I could do more to take away the pain. Nights and mornings are unbearable.
My wonderful twin brother passed away 9 months ago having lost his life to alcoholism. The overwhelming sense of grief is surpassed by the intense sadness I feel about his unhappy life. I lost a good friend to alcoholism a year and a half ago, since that day I have seen his family come undone.
This family use to be very close, but I am afraid they will never be the same. I am a volunteer at a bereavement center where I help facilitators with group therapy. My friends family have refused to get any kind of therapy but I truly believe they would benefit from reaching out. If you have never tried group therapy I strongly suggest that you give it a try. You have a long road ahead of you but try to remember your not alone.
Good luck on your journey Kay. I feel your pain. I lost my brother to alcoholism a year ago. Its a hard one to cope with but things will ease, be gentle on yourself and realise that these things take time. I am sending you a big hug as I know what you are going through xx. I lost my husband just 2 weeks ago. I found him at the bottom of the stairs. Sadly,he was an alcoholic. I have a book now in making which requires me to sample ideas of scholars like you. Please could you help me with practical life experience about the tragic errors which have made you to abandon your faith for a while and their possible solutions.
Every idea made will be documented for rebuilding our spiritual lives. I could get thru one of the other was here to support me, but losing both has ripped my heart out. The quotes on here have helped me many times. I will never, ever get over this hurt and feeling of loss, but in time I will learn to live with it, and maybe even smile again. Oh Melissa, your story resonates so with me, but the other way around. I lost my beautiful husband of 21 years at 48 in Feb suddenly and unexpectedly and then my Dad 10 weeks later.
I was reeling from one, and then the other and there have been so many times when I have wished for just one more day. I am having a cryey day today and its days like this that I find this website so good in helping me to sort out and articulate the mess of my internal emotions and irrational thoughts.
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I am so lost and facing a future stolen without my husband, but there are good days — the kids and my dogs provide most of these — they make me smile. So I stick with them. Someone said to me in the early days to find something that makes you smile and stick with that until you are ready for the next thing.
Its ok for the steps to be small. At the time I thought it was complete bollocks, but as the months have gone by it has turned out to be true. My husband passed away on January 18, and then my Mom passed away on January 23, It has been a difficult journey. I was married for almost 39 years.
It is rough when you need and want your Mom and she is not there. It seems that you take a step forward but then two steps backwards. The loneliness at times is unbearable. I know I have to push forward but it is hard. My memories are what keeps me going. My condolence would never fill the gap occurred in your life. However, those whom we love and want so much to live by my side always can never be lost because they use to live in our hearts and they can never be separated from us until we loss ourself!
I happened upon this site while looking for some kind of inspiration to keep going on. I lost my wife of 12 years 6 years and 5 months ago. The words of Keanu Reeves have helped me many times when I feel overwhelmed: I miss being a part of their lives and them being part of mine. I wonder what the present would be like if they were here — what we might have done together. You are right, Bill. I lost my husband last August.
His absence from this world is almost incomprehensible. When someone so kind, so funny and so intelligent and loving is gone, there is no replacing them. I know that none of us are getting out alive, and this is the way of the world, but I feel so cheated, so bereft. I miss his presence enormously. My darling mom passed away 9 days ago and wondering how i can ever smile again. It is so hard to try and get on with your life. I am an adult have grown daughters of my own and trying to strong is so difficult.
Mom is the first person to kiss you. I just miss her terribly. I am just a mom, just a mom who lost her son almost two years ago. He was only 30 when he passed over. My heart broke that day. I have never recovered. Oh, I get up every day. I go to work. I put on my make up. I talk to people. I tell everyone I am ok. I still cry everyday. I imagine I always will. I grieve deeply, because I loved him deeply.
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I just plain miss my boy. So, I go about my day…. I have good memories. I have my other son, Joe and my grand daughter and love them both of course. But one does not replace another. There is a hole in my heart. My son Ryan died of an overdose which makes it even harder to deal with, there is guilt, did I do enough, did I intervene quick enough……Our last time together he was best man at his brothers wedding.
We had a great time! Exactly one month later he was gone. He had been clean and relapsed. I have learned a lot bout the disease of addiction since then. Not sure I will ever forgive myself. After all, I am just a mom…. Hi Jeanne I know your pain; I lost my son almost two years ago, also. Unexpected; he was killed; we had to say a post-goodbye at a funeral home on Christmas Eve because the DIL……it — the loss of an adult child is so horrific; not only did we lose our son but we lost our friend, who had become our peer. With the loss of my son went also a total loss of my belief system.
But I guess there is some comfort, because I am no longer afraid of dying myself, just in case there is an After. But your post has given me a comfort, knowing that another knows. Its not meant mean. Anyway, thanks for your post; I get you. My son was killed in a car accident on a country road, not striped, intense fog driving his 7 yr old to school.
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It took them 25 minutes to cut him out of the car. Miraculously our7 yr old grandson was very sore, had seat belt abrasions, and pain but after almost two days of tests and observations was sent home. My son died in the ambulance. My grandson was brave but scared when Grandpa had to tell him his father was not able to survive the accident. He had just told me while I was rubbing his little hand that he was worried about his dad, and did I know where he was?
It was arranged that my husband tell him with a child grief advocate there to help. It was so hard and heartbreaking. The way his eyes looked into mine I feel like such a letdown to him because he had always been able to count on me before.
He lived with daddy and visited mommy 1, miles away. Three or four times before he found what he wanted. Nineteen years ago we lost another son in a horrific accident. My sons already suffered that. Jason named his son after his brother Freddy. There were no steps in our family. I want him, I need him. He was d wonderful, he was a handful.
My greatest regret is not praising him enough for being such a great single father. Nineteen years we buried Freddy and we have never really recovered. But I will, I have no choice. His grown daughters do need me when they hurt. And I pray we will be allowed to have Freddy visit all of us here. They lived together like two tight partners. I just need to get month old thank you cards finished to our overwhelmingly loving community. Everyone loves Jason and Freddy. I just need more than tears and breakdowns. I need to cry and son scream and pray.