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Confronting Death: AfterTalk Inspirational 1.18.18

From My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King. Confronting death We had talked about it, joked about it, prayed about it. He had prepared me, but when death actually arrived, the feeling of separation was overwhelming. Our bedroom was filled with emptiness. My nights were lonely. In church, the preachers often said

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Martin Luther King Day AfterTalk Inspirational 1:15.18

What Martin Luther King’s Daughter Has to Say About Grief by Lynda Cheldelin Fell She was just 5-years-old when her famous daddy, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. Thanks in part to the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the young Bernice King on her mother’s lap, most are familiar with that story. Yet a recent New York Times  article about

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No such thing as moving on: AfterTalk Inspirational 1.11.18

When Someone You Love Dies, There Is No Such Thing as Moving On | Kelley Lynn Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Kelley Lynn has performed in the same lineups with Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan and Elayne Boosler. Lynn is probably best known for her comedy videos on YouTube; her most recent video, “I’ve McFallen,” has

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New Year’s Grieving Resolutions

There are several suggested New Year’s resolutions for the grieving. This one is from Hospice of the Red River Valley: I resolve to not place time limits on my grief; it will take as long as it takes. I resolve to acknowledge my grief as my own—that it is as individual as I am—and will take shape

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Other Voices on Grieving During the Holidays

In case you are tired of hearing from me about grieving during the holidays, I found some other voices you might want to listen to. Jamie Greenbaum writes most eloquently about her husband’s death from cancer. This article appears in the Huffington Post’s website and discusses her first Thanksgiving after her husband’s death. In her

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