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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 | 0 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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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 | 1 Comment

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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