Month: September 2021

Mourning Heroes 9/11 and Pandemic Heros AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 9.15.21

Mourning Heroes It is only a few days since observed the 20th year since 9/11. I hesitate to call it an “anniversary” since the word usually conveys a joyous occasion.  The song is about a firefighter who did not die on 9/11, but the sentiment applies to all who rush toward what most of us …

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We Grieve, We Remember, We Support Each Other: Thoughts from a 9/11 Widow and Grief Advocate

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. We as a nation will never be “done” mourning the loss of 2,977 lives lost during the attack on September 11, 2001. On that Tuesday morning at the World Trade Center in New York, more than 2,700 people died, among them over two thousand people working at the Twin Towers, …

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Putting the Closure on the Use of the Word “Closure” in Grief: AfterTalk 9/1/21

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  “If you are seeking a time when you will be finished, you will never be done.” – Tibetan saying In these contemporary times, you may be led to believe that you need to achieve “closure” after the death of someone in your life. As a matter of fact, you may …

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