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Confronting Life and Death: Buddhism AfterTalk 7.28.21

By Larry Lynn | July 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

AfterTalk’s posts on grieving have been mostly based on Western traditions and Judeo-Christian values. This week and last we posted articles offering Hindu and Buddhist discussions of the grieving process.  Confronting Life and Death by Wolf Soujon, Germany “The life of a human being is fleeting,” writes Nichiren, “The exhaled breath never waits for the inhaled …

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How to make room for other people’s grief: A pandemic-era guide

By Larry Lynn | July 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: AfterTalk’s posts on grieving have been mostly based on Western traditions and Judeo-Christian values. This week and next we are posting articles offering Hindu and Buddhist discussions of the grieving process.  How to make room for other people’s grief: A pandemic-era guide from the… At the workplace, the grocery store or in conversation, …

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Confront Grief: a Metaphor AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 7.14.21

By Larry Lynn | July 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

  How do you confront grief? from Mortality Moments at Quora.com by Courtney Susoeff-Rice  June 26,2021 How do you confront grief? Allow me to explain, in metaphor- This is how I see it, and feel it… You let it happen. At first, it will overcome you. It will drown you beneath it’s currents. It will …

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Speaking Grief

By Larry Lynn | July 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note:  I came upon this extraordinary documentary from PBS, and felt that it was appropriate just as we as a nation hit the 600,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths. I encourage you to visit the Speaking Grief website for its many resources beyond this documentary.  https://speakinggrief.org/   Speaking Grief explores the transformative experience of losing a …

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For Father’s Day..John McCain’s Daughter’s Eulogy: AfterTalk 6.23.21

By Larry Lynn | June 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

For Father’s day, I couldn’t think of a more eloquent statement of love and respect for a father than Meghan’s eulogy of her father–LL Meghan McCain at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC   For video, click HERE “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for, and I hate very much to leave …

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When Grief and Coronavirus Collide: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | June 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

When Grief and Coronavirus Collide BY MARY JANE HURLEY BRANT When Grief and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) collide, we feel like we’ll collapse. The Coronavirus is not only serious, it’s a pandemic. Like grief, COVID-19 is powerful, persistent and painful; it makes us fearful. Grief has already made us more vulnerable so this is a rough combination. …

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How To Write a Bereavement Leave Letter: AfterTalk Weekly 6.16.21

By Jessica Fender | June 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

How To Write a Bereavement Leave Letter by Jessica Fender  In times of global pandemic, it became challenging to pay a last in-person tribute to the ones you’ve lost. However, the current state of affairs with COVID-19 is getting better. Lifting of travel and gathering restrictions gives people a chance to be present at funerals …

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Summer’s End–Loss of a Sibling- AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 6.2.21

By Tatum Schroeder | June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Summer’s End STORY BY TATUM SCHROEDER   In my youth, summer swept in She planted a flower for me over yonder On the hill where I watch for the dawn— Where bleached bliss and sanitized memories will one day ponder.   In those days the sun was bright No fear of famine or drought No …

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When Families Say “We’ll Have a Funeral Service Later”

By Alan Wolfelt | June 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note regarding When Families Say “We’ll Have a Service Later”: I thought this was relevant for many, not just those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19, but to those unable to conduct a traditional funeral. I recently lost an extraordinary friend, and had to experience yet another Zoom memorial service, and Zoom …

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Managing Grief for Students. AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 5.26.21

By Larry Lynn | May 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

EDITOR: This post comes from our friends at Edubirdie. Their post includes an excellent compendium of resources not included here. To access their post, click the image right below this. ​Adult life is a Adult by David Kidwell Adult life rollercoaster. It’s full of challenges, unexpected events, and heartbreaking news. Standing on the edge of …

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