Advice for the Grieving

THE BENEFITS OF GARDENING WHEN COPING WITH GRIEF AfterTalk Weekly 4.13.22

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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How to Get Proper Nutrition While Grieving AfterTalk Weekly 3.16.22

By Beau Peters Everyone handles grief differently. It’s a process, and there’s no perfect timeline for getting through it. While most people understand the stages of grief, that doesn’t mean everyone’s pace or symptoms are the same. When you’re mourning the loss of someone or something, it’s hard to focus on anything else – including your …

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Moving forwards ( and being okay with that)

Editor’s Note: Louise has written several pieces over the years describing her journey through grief. You can find all the earlier ones at this link: https://blog.aftertalk.com/?s=Louise+McOrmond-Plummer by Louise McOrmond- Plummer ( AKA Mrs Kenneth D. Plummer) When my beloved husband Ken, died in 2016, the thought of planning a future that wouldn’t include Ken knocked …

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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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Resilience is about falling into your own strength AfterTalk 10.20.21

Editor: Although this is written for families of loved ones with serious mental illness, I agree with the author that her discussion of resilience is vital to those who have suffered a loss.  Hello, I have visited and appreciate your website and I get your emails. I participate in a variety of social media forums …

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