Monthly Archives: March 2017

Condolence Letter and Presidents: AfterTalk Inspirational 3.30.17

Condolence Letters and Presidents A few weeks ago I published in this column a condolence letter from President Lincoln to a young woman on the occasion of her father’s passing. Readers appreciated it, so I set out to find another with the help of my trusty friend, Google. I settled on something a bit different.

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Miscarriage and Grief: AfterTalk Inspirational 3/23/17

Miscarriage and Grief from The New York Times, by psychologist Jessica Zucker and illustrator by Ryan Alexander-Tanner. Dr. Zucker is a clinical psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive + maternal mental health, with an international public health background. She also has a website selling pregnancy loss cards and more: CLICK HERE

Lincoln on Grief Inspirational Quote: 3.16.17

Lincoln on Grief It’s reassuring that some Presidents know exactly what to say. Here is Abraham Lincoln’s touching condolence letter to 22-year-old Fanny McCullough, the daughter of a long-time friend: Dear Fanny, It is with deep grief that I learn of the death of your kind and brave Father; and, especially, that it is affecting

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Losing a Loved one…AfterTalk Inspirational Weekly: 3.9.17

Losing a Loved One to a Rare Disease My daughter died of ectopia cordis. My husband and I learned about this birth defect around eighteen weeks into the pregnancy, and we also learned that it meant our daughter’s heart was growing outside her chest. Do you know how rare ectopia cordis is? An estimated 1

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The Transformative Power of Grief: Inspirational Quote 3.2.17

The Transformative Power of Grief Alana Sheeren believes in love, beauty and the transformative power of grief. After the stillbirth of her son she began writing about her personal journey into grief and whole-self healing. A Reiki Master with a MA degree in clinical and community psychology and a BFA in theater, Alana partners with

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