Month: December 2021

New Year’s Grieving Resolutions: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

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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MANAGING TRAUMATIC GRIEF AND COPING AFTER NATIONAL CRISES: AfterTalk Weekly

Editor’s note: this post was authored by Bradley University’s Online Counseling Department. It is not only content rich, but the many links are amazingly useful and reliable.  When a traumatic event occurs, the first emotions we tend to experience are shock and horror. Reality itself may seem to be suspended temporarily, but once we realize …

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Music can help us process feelings of loss AfterTalk Weekly 12.15.21

Editor’s note: as we may stumble into another lockdown due to Omicron variant, we thought this Katlyn Eriksen piece would be especially useful. The one thing we would add is that you can couple listening an/or singing with dancing, another form of release helpful to the grieving.  Music can help us process feelings of loss …

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Self-Care Habits for Seniors to Improve Mental Health and Reduce Social Isolation

Editor’s Note: I thought this piece by Melissa Howard was especially relevant to the widows and widowers among our readers, or anyone who has suffered a loss and finds they have isolated themselves socially. This is, of course, exacerbated by the pandemic. As we get older, it becomes more important to focus on both our …

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