Category Archives: Processing Grief

grief presents us with a choice: AfterTalk Inspirational 11.30.17

“Time is ungovernable, but grief presents us with a choice: what do we do with the savage energies of bereavement? What do we do with the memory – or in the memory – of the beloved? Some commemorate love with statuary, but behavior, too, is a memorial, as is a well-lived life. In death, there

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I Lost My Wife: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.10.17

Editor’s note: this was written in response to the essay “The “D” Word by Peggy Amler published by AfterTalk on July 20th of this year. Here is a link to the essay: The “D” Word: AfterTalk Inspirational for 7.20.17 “I Lost My Wife…” by Rick Drew I really understand your complex feeling. I lost my

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Mothers Finding Meaning Again: AfterTalk Inspirational 7.27.17

Mothers Finding Meaning Again A Support Group For Mothers Who Have Lost Children Founded By Mary Jane Hurley Brant, M.S., CGP Over eight years ago I shared a cup of tea with a grieving friend following the sudden loss of her adult son. I had an understanding of how she felt because I, too, had

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To be grateful: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 11.24.16

To Be Grateful is a Thanksgiving Day quote from Aftertalk by Thomas Mann “To be grateful for all life’s blessings. . . is the best condition for a happy life.     A joke, a good meal, a fine spring day, a work of art, a human personality, a voice,     a glance — but this

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Pain and Grief: Inspirational Quote for 8.25.16

“Pain and grief have been kept buried for ages, bred in secrecy and shame, wrapped by an ongoing conspiracy of smiles and well-being. Pain and grief are most healing and ecstatic emotions. Yes, sure, they can be hard, yet what makes them most devastating is the perverted idea that they are wrong, that they need

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