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Grieving and Mourning–a crucial distinction: AfterTalk Weekly

By Alan Wolfelt | August 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Grieving vs. Mourning: People tend to use the two words interchangeably. But there is a crucial distinction. By Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD. I often remind myself that there is no love without loss. And there is no integration of loss without the experience of mourning. Your capacity to love requires the necessity to mourn. To …

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Dealing with emotional triggers after loss: weddings, birthdays, and other events

By Linda Donovan | August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dealing with emotional triggers after loss — weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other events The first year after a loss is particularly difficult because you’re bombarded with so many changes, and you’re not sure how certain milestones (your anniversary, birthdays, holidays, etc.) or other situations will become emotional triggers. If you’re prepared, however, you can turn …

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How to take control and experience happiness again by getting organized and setting goals after loss

By Linda Donovan | July 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

How to take control and experience happiness again by getting organized and setting goals after loss Getting organized can help you focus on what’s important after loss. You may have your own approach to getting started. For some reason, whenever I experience any type of loss (not necessarily related to the death of someone), one …

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Confront Grief: a Metaphor AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | July 20, 2022 | 1 Comment

  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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What to Expect the First Year After Loss

By Linda Donovan | July 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Linda Donovan There’s no right or wrong way to cope with loss, especially now. In fact, you may experience many different emotions at the same time, such as sadness, anger, confusion, and guilt. Having these different emotions is normal, so go easy on yourself. You’ve been through a lot. So much has changed in …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Self-Care in Grief: AfterTalk Weekly 7.6.22

By Beau Peters | July 6, 2022 | 1 Comment

  Loss is a part of life. Sooner or later, we will all face the trauma of grieving someone we love. As much as we may understand this intellectually, there is nothing that can fully prepare you for the reality of mourning. Grieving is both an inevitability and a process. It is neither linear nor …

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How to cope with guilt and regrets and feel better over time by Linda Donovan

By Linda Donovan | June 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

How to cope with guilt and regrets and feel better over time: Feeling guilty and having regrets can happen before and after a loss. This is where the if-only and what-if statements are common. You may try unsuccessfully and illogically to bargain with a higher power, by saying out loud, “What if I give up …

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The New “Disorder”–PGD Prolonged Grief Disorder

By Alan Wolfelt | June 22, 2022 | 2 Comments

  Grief is love’s conjoined twin. Without love, there would be no grief. And if love is not a disorder, illness or diagnosis, neither is grief.  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 …

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Tips for Talking to and Supporting Children after a School Shooting or Other Traumatic Loss: Dos and Don’ts

By Alan Wolfelt | June 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Sadly, school shootings such as the one in Uvalde, Texas, are not a rarity here in the United States. Neither are mass shootings in other public places, such as entertainment venues and grocery stores. When they occur, news about them blankets news media and social media, and often features in …

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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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