Category Archives: Grieving

FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE: An AfterTalk Inspirational Quote for Yom Kippur

FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE is a famous sermon given by Rabbi Kenneth Berger on Yom Kippur day in the fall of 1986. It was inspired by the crash of the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986 and the subsequent revelation that the crew had likely survived the explosion and lived for another five minutes

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Before he died: Clear-Cut by Chanel Brenner: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.8.19

by Chanel Brenner  It falls from my binder, cherry crayon streaks ripen in sun, LOVE RILEY—   a valentine from my son, three weeks before he died,   cutout paper once a tree, before its felling and reduction to pulp.   I pick up the heart, hold it like a seed I’ll save   to

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Grief in the Emergency Department –personal lessons from loss

Grief in the Emergency Department – personal lessons from loss By Dr Caroline Macari Two years ago something happened that, not to be overly dramatic, changed my life, including my everyday experience of my job as an emergency specialist. My older brother, Martin died of a rare and aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma that spread

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