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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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How does grief affect the mind and body? AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | May 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

How does grief affect the mind and body? Julia Bochenski Editor’s Note: This article comes to us from Ashes Memorial Jewelry, an idea that has long intrigued me. In their words: “As for the memorial jewelry, we work in three different ways.  The first is to imprint the ashes onto the metal, the second is …

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The Whys of Funerals During the Pandemic

By Alan Wolfelt | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Exploring the Natural Complications of the “WHYs” of Funerals During the Coronavirus Pandemic by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Editor’s note regarding The Whys of Funerals: 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 …

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Coronavirus, Medicare, and Telemedicine: Everything You Need to Know

By Larry Lynn | May 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: We are grateful to Boomer Benefits for this and past articles by Danielle K. Roberts. Since many of our readers are either seniors or those counseling seniors, we thought this excellent summary of the pandemic and medicare was worth sharing with all of you. A link to the Boomer Benefits site is at …

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The impact of grief on health: A Widow’s cautionary tale

By Louise McOrmond-Plummer | April 28, 2021 | 1 Comment

The Impact of grief on health is a cautionary story for those who have lost someone to COVID-19. Editor Take care of the one he/she loved: A Widow’s cautionary tale of the impact of grief on health: AKA: Strokes suck. By Louise McOrmond-Plummer In March 2019, my son was concerned that the left side of …

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Grieving and Coronavirus–Funerals revisited AfterTalk Pandemic Weely 4.21.21

By Larry Lynn | April 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Grieving during a Pandemic Editor: A neighbor and friend passed yesterday after a long illness not related to Covid-19. Our entire community will miss Bill. As I called his life partner, I thought about funeral arrangements. We are all in Rockland County, NY , one of the hardest hit COVID sites in America. . What …

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When I Die…AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 4.14.21

By Larry Lynn | April 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

When I die Give what’s left of me away To children And old men that wait to die. And if you need to cry, Cry for your brother Walking the street beside you And when you need me, Put your arms Around anyone And give to them What you need to give to me. I …

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It Would Have Been Enough–a poem AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 46.21

By Larry Lynn | April 7, 2021 | 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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