Category Archives: Grieving for my Mother

Against Grieving in Silence: Inspirational Quote 6.9.16

Against Grieving in Silence Editor: we are going to try something different for a while with AfterTalk’s Inspirational Quotes. We’re going to present a series of video “quotes” beginning with this excellent TED talk by Rachel Stephenson about the loss of her mother.   You can find the full text of this talk on Rachel’s

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Inspirational Quote 11.5.15 a Mother’s Death

Succession One morning state police escort us to your grave the next my flight is canceled. Maintenance issues breaking out all over. You would speak of a “grand theory,” something tying all this together, but you had none yourself, none that reached me then or now as I drive your car slowly into the tranquil

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Grieving and Mother’s Day

  [Editor: this was posted last Mother’s Day. 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 (one still living) and, of course, my own

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Grieving the loss of a mother to Alzheimer’s

To those losing loved ones to Alzheimer’s, I did not notice subtle changes in my mother’s behavior because my focus was on my father’s loss of memory, poor decision making, and constant repetition. I was busy engaging my mother’s support to help dad. Dad and I were teaching mom how to write checks to pay

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Grieving for her grandmother through writing

This is a guest positing by the renowned Dr. Gloria Horsley. After interviewing AfterTalk’s Co-Founder, Lisa Bogatin, Dr. Horsely was inspired to express her grieving for her Grandmother through writing an AfterTalk “conversation.”         To: Grandma Jenson With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up I would like to tell Grandma Jenson how much

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