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Condolence letters of Presidents – FDR and The Sullivans

By Larry Lynn | May 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

EDITORS NOTE: DURING THIS  MEMORIAL DAY WEEK, WE ARE RE-POSTING THIS IN HONOR OF  ALL THOSE WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THIS NATION. One of the saddest family stories of WWII was the death of the five Sullivan brothers from the USS Juneau in 1942. Below is a their story in brief, and President …

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Helping College Students Cope with Grief & Loss: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 5.18.22

By Jessica Fender | May 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Jessica Fender Coping with a loss is difficult, no matter how strong of a person you may be. Losing a parent, a sibling, a friend, or someone you’ve just known as an acquaintance can leave its mark on you. Only recently, studies show that more than 140,000 children in the US have lost a …

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Ten Freedoms for Using Ceremony During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Alan Wolfelt | May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

 by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. If someone you love has died during the novel coronavirus pandemic, you have come to grief in an exceptionally challenging moment in history. You may have been separated from your loved one as they were dying. You may have been unable to view or spend time with the body after …

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Grieving and Mother’s Day

By Larry Lynn | May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Editor: this was posted on past Mother’s Days. Although written eight years ago, I thought it was worth repeating. This Sunday will be the first Mother’s Day since my mom passed away eight weeks ago. It’s given me pause for reflection.  I had the good fortune to know two great-grandmothers, two grandmothers, two mothers-in-law and, …

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It Would Have Been Enough–AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 4.27.22

By Larry Lynn | April 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Grief Poem 124 Dayenu: It Would Have Been Enough by R.L. Nona If we had been given one more year to watch the sun set on the far mountains, float on our backs in salt ponds shaded by ancient willows that protest the weight of their leaves, and hold each other close as the seasons …

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Grief Is Not a Disorder: AfterTalk Weekly 4.20.22

By Alan Wolfelt | April 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

    My Position on the New “Prolonged Grief Disorder” Diagnostic Category in the DSM by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Our phone at the Center for Loss and Life Transition has been ringing off the hook in recent weeks with requests for my opinion of the new “PGD” diagnosis. Yes, everyone’s talking about the new …

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THE BENEFITS OF GARDENING WHEN COPING WITH GRIEF AfterTalk Weekly 4.13.22

By Larry Lynn | April 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Editor: The following comes from Memorials of Distinction’s website. They are a U.K. based company family-run business with over 35 years’ experience in stonemasonry using the highest quality materials. Their Useful Guides page has many excellent articles on grieving on their stunning website. It is a site worth visiting if you are thinking about a …

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A wife describes her husband’s final days dying of COVID: AfterTalk Weekly 4.6.22

By Larry Lynn | April 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: we thought our members should read this first-person account of what it is like to be a spouse to a COVID victim during the disease’s final stages. We’ve altered a few facts to protect the anonymity of the author. We don’t agree with the author’s assertions that hospitals profit from treating extreme COVID …

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COVID Caregivers and Grief Overload: Coping with Too Much Loss AfterTalk 3.30.22

By Alan Wolfelt | March 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. For many caregivers, COVID-19 has been a nonstop wrecking ball. It has swung back and forth across the globe, decimating families and communities. And who’s there in the midst of the ongoing crisis, providing care to the hundreds of thousands of sick, dying, dead, and grieving people? The professional caregivers. …

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Coronavirus and the Six Needs of Mourning: AfterTalk Weekly 3.23.22

By Alan Wolfelt | March 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Alongside the physical pandemic, the novel coronavirus is causing a pandemic of grief. That’s what we’re all feeling right now—grief. It’s important to recognize that. Grief is everything we think and feel inside of us whenever our attachments are threatened, harmed, or severed. We experience shock and disbelief. We are …

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