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Joe Biden on Grieving

By Larry Lynn | January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: I realize I recently reposted this after the COVID-19 death toll passed 200. We approach 400 as I write this. I am posting it again in honor of Inauguration Day, so we remember the character of the man we just elected. Joe Biden TRANSCRIPT: 5/14/20, The Last Word w/ Lawrence O’Donnell COVID-19   …

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Grieving for a Hero: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

We have three pandemics sweeping the world: COVID-19, Climate Change, and Hatred. Last week the third of those took the like of a courageous police officer. We honor him today with a video by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger commenting on one of the three worst days in the last 100 years. Oh, and by the way, …

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7 Ways To Use Writing To Cope With Grief: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Ashley Halsey | January 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

7 Ways To Use Writing To Cope With Grief by Ashley Halsey The death of a loved one can be truly devastating – even to the point where you’re forced to put your own life on hold for months, or years. And especially during our current pandemic, typical expressions of grief are invariably hampered. However, …

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New Year’s Grieving Resolutions: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | December 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are several suggested New Year’s resolutions for the grieving. This one is from Hospice of the Red River Valley: I resolve to not place time limits on my grief; it will take as long as it takes. I resolve to acknowledge my grief as my own—that it is as individual as I am—and will take shape …

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Holiday/Pandemic Grieving Song: An AfterTalk Extra

By Annalee Van Kleeck | December 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

From a dear friend and extraordinary performer, Annalee Van Kleeck   Editor’s Note: for more posts about grieving during the holidays, Click this link: https://blog.aftertalk.com/?s=holiday+grieving Every Wednesday we will be publishing Pandemic Weekly for, we hope, not too long. We invite you to submit your thoughts, essays, poems or songs. Please send to info@aftertalk.com.

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Managing Your Own Grief During the Holidays: An AfterTalk Plan B

By Larry Lynn | December 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

[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 out to them and ask to be included. Most of us feel this …

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Holiday Sorrows and Precious Gifts: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Thomas Attig | December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Thomas Attig I am sure that I am not alone in approaching Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and New Years with sorrow in my heart over the death of a loved one.  I hope these reflections will provide guidance for reaching through the sorrows of loss in the coming season. During the holidays, the pain of …

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An Empty Chair: AfterTall Pandemic Weekly 12.9.20

By Penny Davis | December 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

AN EMPTY CHAIR by Penny Davis Hospice Executive ,Memoirist and Published Author   It is cold and snowy outside Tiny colorful lights twinkle through window panes Families gather to celebrate the holidays But, a chair is empty   Inside, the home is filled with an amazing aroma Turkeys and hams are baking Pies, cakes and …

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What Kind of Person are You? AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: my daughter sent me this passage by actor Tyler Perry. I thought it was most appropriate to those grieving a loss, and those grieving our collective time in a pandemic of epic proportion. WHAT KIND OF PERSON ARE YOU? I said this in a play once as Madea… LOL. But I thought I’d …

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Grief During the Holidays

By Larry Lynn | November 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

5 Ways I Learned to Deal With Grief During the Holidays by Dixie Lincoln-Nichols The end-of-year holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, were always the most beautiful, loving, and hopeful time of the year. Unfortunately, it’s not so much the case this year, and I’m working on enjoying the jingle bells ringing, the good times and singing, and …

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