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Holiday Grieving: AfterTalk Inspirational 12.21.17

Managing Your Own Holiday Grieving:  have a Plan B For the Holiday Season [Note: this was first published in December of 2013] My co-Founder Lisa suggested this. So nobody you know took my advice and called to include you in their holiday plans. Sorry that didn’t work out. And you were too reluctant to reach

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My Partner Died… AfterTalk Inspirational 12.14.17

Editor’s note: A few weeks ago we published an Ask Dr. Neimeyer entitled “My partner died…” It prompted several comments. One from “RD” inspired the author of the original question, “Miles,” to write the following. You can read “Miles’” original question, Dr. Neimeyer’s answer, and RD’s comment at this link: My partner died…   Thank

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Pearl Harbor: Eleanor Roosevelt Consoles a Nation: AfterTalk Inspirational 12/7/17

The first public figure to speak to the American People about Pearl Harbor was not President Roosevelt, but his wife, First Lady Eleanor during her weekly radio broadcast. In her remarks she let the nation in on what was going on in Washington at that moment—and spoke specifically to the women of America, who might

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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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Thanksgiving: AfterTalk Inspirational 11.22.17

THANKSGIVING  The time draws near And the calendar says Thanksgiving is really here. Time to reflect and time to gather Thoughts of what to be thankful of. Thankful? I think not. My life is not full these days And to be thankful is beyond my grasp. But to give thanks? This, I believe, can be

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