Category Archives: Advice on Grieving

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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Better Sleep for the Grieving

The Catharsis of Loss: Tips for Better Sleep After Losing a Loved One by Sara Bailey People have trouble falling asleep for all kinds of reasons: Insomnia, stress, a poor mattress, illness and anxiety are just a few of the most common causes. Grief isn’t often thought as a major factor in sleep deprivation, but

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Joe Biden’s heartfelt speech on grief

Joe Biden’s heartfelt speech on grief From the Washington Post, May 2015 Perhaps more than any other American politician, we have a sense of how Joe Biden processes grief. The vice president, who is mourning the loss of his 46-year-old son, Beau, today, has lived through unimaginable tragedy. His first wife and 13-month-old-daughter, Naomi, died in

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FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE: An AfterTalk Inspirational Quote:

FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE is a famous sermon given by Rabbi Kenneth Berger on Yom Kippur day in the fall of 1986. It was inspired by the crash of the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986 and the subsequent revelation that the crew had likely survived the explosion and lived for another five minutes

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A Letter to Myself: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.17.17

A Letter To Myself Dear Peggy, Your David is gone.  You have experienced an immeasurable loss. Never before have you felt such deep emotional and gut wrenching pain.  Keep in mind use of the word ‘experienced.’   Use that word instead of ‘suffered’ because you don’t want to get stuck in ‘suffering.’  ‘Suffering’ is not the

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