Category Archives: Sudden Loss

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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How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss

Sheryl Sandberg: How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss After my husband’s death, I set out to learn everything I could about how kids persevere through adversity.  Two years ago, in an instant, everything changed for my family and me. While my husband, Dave, and I were on vacation, he died suddenly from a

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Thanks Grief by Patton Oswalt:Inspirational Quote 2.23.17

WARNING. THIS POST CONTAINS SOME HARSH LANGUAGE THAT SOME OF YOU WILL FIND OBJECTIONABLE. WE APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE IF YOU CHOSE TO READ IT AND ARE OFFENDED. Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt’s wife, writer Michelle McNamara,  died last year one week after her 46th birthday from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart

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Islands and Grief: Inspirational Quote 2.16.17

I stumbled upon this quote in a novel by one of my favorite authors, Jeffery Deaver, best known for his Lincoln Rhyme series, especially The Bone Collector which was made into a movie starring Denzel Washington. It is a dialogue about grief between an adolescent girl who has lost her mother tragically in a case

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Sudden Loss: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 12.1.16

Everything around them is still there, dealing with sudden loss   In 2010 Marieke Poelmann, 22 at the time, experienced the sudden loss her parents as a result of a plane crash. It took her several years to see that bad things in life do not necessarily have to define you. In her talk she

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