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MY FIVE YEAR JOURNEY … RECOVERED AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 8.11.21

By Peggy Amler | August 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: Five years ago Peggy Amler began a series of posts and poems about the loss of her husband, David. She recently sent me this one that benchmarks her five year journey. I’ve followed it with her first post, “Wasn’t It Just Yesterday?” This is a link to all her publications in AfterTalk: https://blog.aftertalk.com/page/3/?s=amler …

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The Price We Pay for Loving: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | August 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

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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Confronting Life and Death: Buddhism AfterTalk 7.28.21

By Larry Lynn | July 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

AfterTalk’s posts on grieving have been mostly based on Western traditions and Judeo-Christian values. This week and last we posted articles offering Hindu and Buddhist discussions of the grieving process.  Confronting Life and Death by Wolf Soujon, Germany “The life of a human being is fleeting,” writes Nichiren, “The exhaled breath never waits for the inhaled …

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How to make room for other people’s grief: A pandemic-era guide

By Larry Lynn | July 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: AfterTalk’s posts on grieving have been mostly based on Western traditions and Judeo-Christian values. This week and next we are posting articles offering Hindu and Buddhist discussions of the grieving process.  How to make room for other people’s grief: A pandemic-era guide from the… At the workplace, the grocery store or in conversation, …

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Confront Grief: a Metaphor AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 7.14.21

By Larry Lynn | July 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

  How do you confront grief? from Mortality Moments at Quora.com by Courtney Susoeff-Rice  June 26,2021 How do you confront grief? Allow me to explain, in metaphor- This is how I see it, and feel it… You let it happen. At first, it will overcome you. It will drown you beneath it’s currents. It will …

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Speaking Grief

By Larry Lynn | July 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note:  I came upon this extraordinary documentary from PBS, and felt that it was appropriate just as we as a nation hit the 600,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths. I encourage you to visit the Speaking Grief website for its many resources beyond this documentary.  https://speakinggrief.org/   Speaking Grief explores the transformative experience of losing a …

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For Father’s Day..John McCain’s Daughter’s Eulogy: AfterTalk 6.23.21

By Larry Lynn | June 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

For Father’s day, I couldn’t think of a more eloquent statement of love and respect for a father than Meghan’s eulogy of her father–LL Meghan McCain at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC   For video, click HERE “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for, and I hate very much to leave …

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When Grief and Coronavirus Collide: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | June 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

When Grief and Coronavirus Collide BY MARY JANE HURLEY BRANT When Grief and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) collide, we feel like we’ll collapse. The Coronavirus is not only serious, it’s a pandemic. Like grief, COVID-19 is powerful, persistent and painful; it makes us fearful. Grief has already made us more vulnerable so this is a rough combination. …

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How To Write a Bereavement Leave Letter: AfterTalk Weekly 6.16.21

By Jessica Fender | June 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

How To Write a Bereavement Leave Letter by Jessica Fender  In times of global pandemic, it became challenging to pay a last in-person tribute to the ones you’ve lost. However, the current state of affairs with COVID-19 is getting better. Lifting of travel and gathering restrictions gives people a chance to be present at funerals …

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Summer’s End–Loss of a Sibling- AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 6.2.21

By Tatum Schroeder | June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Summer’s End STORY BY TATUM SCHROEDER   In my youth, summer swept in She planted a flower for me over yonder On the hill where I watch for the dawn— Where bleached bliss and sanitized memories will one day ponder.   In those days the sun was bright No fear of famine or drought No …

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