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Just in Case –Contingency Planning: AfterTalk Inspirational 2.14.19

Just in Case – Contingency planning Editor’s Note: I thought this fascinating article by Tianna Rooney has broad application to grieving, and especially those facing the imminent loss of a loved one. LL By Tianna Rooney, LMFT, PhD Contingency planning is an undeniably useful life skill. Any reputable financial adviser could write this article with

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Managing Grief While in College

Editor’s Note: Affordable Colleges Online has created an outstanding guide for students who have lost a loved one while attending college. The introduction is below along with excerpts, followed by a link to the entire site and some excellent links to other resources. LL Managing Grief While in College: A Guide to Navigating One of

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Epitaph for a Dog

Editor’s note: the world’s greatest dog died this month, at least in my estimation. Kane Lynn was a perfect dog in every way. He loved people and all other dogs, especially the four others he lived with during his 12 years with us. He was a rescue, We had just lost our beloved Golden named

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“How do I live without…” AfterTalk Inspirational 1.24.19

by Louise McOrmond-Plummer The crie de coeur of most people when a loved one dies, seems to be “How do I live without him/her”? There’s no doubting that this is one of the most daunting aspects of grief and loss. People are being asked to do what may have been completely unimaginable to them. Certainly it felt

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How Mourning Runs Have Helped Me Grieve My Dad’s Death

By Rachel Tavel, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S. I loved my dad’s hands. They were soft and always warm, no matter how cold it was outside. As a kid, I would hold his hand every chance I got. On a sunny Tuesday just before Thanksgiving last year, surrounded by my mom, four siblings, and several life-saving machines, I

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