Category Archives: Processing Grief

The Price We Pay for Loving: AfterTalk Inspirational 6.13.19

A week or so ago, we were visiting with friends who I had not seen since my mother’s death in July. I had forgotten that I had not seen them, and so was not prepared for their very kind words when they first saw me and hugged me. So, I thanked them for their words

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grief presents us with a choice: AfterTalk Inspirational 11.30.17

“Time is ungovernable, but grief presents us with a choice: what do we do with the savage energies of bereavement? What do we do with the memory – or in the memory – of the beloved? Some commemorate love with statuary, but behavior, too, is a memorial, as is a well-lived life. In death, there

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I Lost My Wife: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.10.17

Editor’s note: this was written in response to the essay “The “D” Word by Peggy Amler published by AfterTalk on July 20th of this year. Here is a link to the essay: The “D” Word: AfterTalk Inspirational for 7.20.17 “I Lost My Wife…” by Rick Drew I really understand your complex feeling. I lost my

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Mothers Finding Meaning Again: AfterTalk Inspirational 7.27.17

Mothers Finding Meaning Again A Support Group For Mothers Who Have Lost Children Founded By Mary Jane Hurley Brant, M.S., CGP Over eight years ago I shared a cup of tea with a grieving friend following the sudden loss of her adult son. I had an understanding of how she felt because I, too, had

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To be grateful: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 11.24.16

To Be Grateful is a Thanksgiving Day quote from Aftertalk by Thomas Mann “To be grateful for all life’s blessings. . . is the best condition for a happy life.     A joke, a good meal, a fine spring day, a work of art, a human personality, a voice,     a glance — but this

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