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A Look at Loneliness by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

By Alan Wolfelt | April 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

“The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.” — Norman Cousins Today loneliness is a crisis that cuts across cultures, continents, and classes. Britain has added a Minister for Loneliness to its federal government. In the United States, thirty-five percent of adults over the age of 45 report feeling lonely. […]

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How Death Makes Life Better by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

By Alan Wolfelt | April 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

“If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” — Steve Jobs For quite a few decades now, our culture has put on a pretty convincing show of whistling past the graveyard. Americans have long had high levels of assumed invulnerability. We pretended death didn’t exist. Starting in […]

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Coping With Grief and Loss: The New York Times offers these links

By Larry Lynn | April 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

Living through the loss of a loved one is a universal experience. But the ways in which we experience and deal with the pain can largely differ. What Experts Say: Psychotherapists say that grief is not a problem to be solved, but a process to be lived through, in whatever form it may take. How to Help: Experiencing […]

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Power Of Rituals And Memorialization In The Grieving Process

By Melissa Calvert | March 27, 2024 | 0 Comments

by Melissa Calvert A ritual is a ceremony of meaning, a continued observance of ceremonies which are repeated routinely are known as rituals. Rituals can either be done in an isolated manner or by gathering lots of people; it varies from person to person. Rituals are held to mark important events in one’s life, for […]

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How To Explore Grief Through Words

By Stella Lincoln | March 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Being a human being, you are coupled with life, death, happiness, sorrow, winning and losing. All in all, humans are connected through emotions with each other and different things in their lives. And upon losing a loved one or something really important, we got really emotional and it is a feeling of intense sorrow, grief […]

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Strategies for Preparing and Coping with Imminent Loss

By Beau Peters | March 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

When people talk about managing grief, often this involves grieving for someone who’s already passed. However, there are times when a loved one may be approaching the end of their life, perhaps due to an illness or age. In this situation, some find that they have already begun experiencing aspects of grief. This can be […]

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Affirming the Value of Elements of Meaningful Funerals

By Alan Wolfelt | March 6, 2024 | 2 Comments

By Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD I received a call this past week from a long-term friend and funeral director. His father had just died the week prior to our conversation. He said, “I have always tried to help families I have served understand the value of visitation and spending time with the body. I now […]

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African-Americans and Grief: A Grief Observed

By Larry Lynn | February 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

A Grief Observed From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, the power and pain of Black mourning. BY MYCHAL DENZEL SMITH June 22, 2017 Mamie Till-Mobley wrote her memoir, Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, in 2003, the same year she died of heart failure, and 47 years after the lynching of her son, […]

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Black History Month Grief Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

By Larry Lynn | February 21, 2024 | 0 Comments

A Bronzeville Mother Loiters In Mississippi. Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon – Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks The murder of Emmett Till in 1955, and the subsequent acquittal of his murderers and public viewings of Till’s mutilated body, stirred the American consciousness and provoked outrage across the country. In 1960, Gwendolyn Brooks published her own […]

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When great souls die -Black History Month 2024

By Larry Lynn | February 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

When Great Souls Die [Editor: this is an excerpt from a poem entitled “When Great Trees Fall”  BTW, Maya Angelou as of January 10, 2022 is featured on the U.S. quarter.] When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. We breathe, briefly. Our eyes, briefly, see with a hurtful clarity. Our […]

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