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The Grieving Process: Dealing with Valentine’s Day

By Larry Lynn | February 7, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Larry: My first wife, Vanessa, and I married young and were unable to have children so throughout our 24 years together it was just us. We never missed going out for a special Valentine’s Day dinner together.  I took care in selecting a Valentine’s Day card that best expressed to Vanessa how much I […]

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Music of Grief: Losing a Loved One/ AfterTalk Weekly

By Joel Harrison | January 24, 2024 | 0 Comments

by Joel Harrison Aug 19, 2022 The most amazing fact that any of us will ever encounter is that we were born. The second is that we die. Death rejects logic. Loss can’t be contained. Losing a loved one strikes at the most raw, intimate regions of the heart. It tears away what we hold […]

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A Healthy Path to Long-Term Healing

By Alan Wolfelt | January 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Q&A with Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., director of the Center for Loss & Life Transition, death educator, grief counselor, author After a significant loss, it’s common for a person to feel like they’re going crazy. The sudden absence of a loved one is not only devastating but also disorienting. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., a leading death educator […]

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Navigating Financial Decisions After A Spouse’s Death

By Camille Johnson | January 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Helping Your Senior Loved One Navigate Financial Decisions After A Spouse’s Death The death of a spouse can be an overwhelming and difficult experience, especially when it comes to managing finances. For seniors, the added stress of navigating important financial decisions can be particularly challenging. If you’re helping a senior loved one manage their finances […]

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New Year’s Grieving Resolutions: AfterTalk Weekly

By Larry Lynn | January 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

There are several suggested New Year’s resolutions for the grieving. This one is from Hospice of the Red River Valley: I resolve to not place time limits on my grief; it will take as long as it takes. I resolve to acknowledge my grief as my own—that it is as individual as I am—and will take shape […]

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Waking Up to Gratitude: AfterTalk Weekly

By Alan Wolfelt | December 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. I’ve become a fan of sunrises. Before COVID-19 changed all of our lives, my busy travel and teaching schedule had me hopping. Most mornings after I woke up, I went straight to work. I had a love-hate relationship with the adrenaline of stress. I was a slave to emails, itineraries, […]

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Healing After Loss: Exploring the Vital Role of Positive Experiences

By Beau Peters | December 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is one of the best kinds of therapy for people who experience emotions intensely and may be struggling to manage and regulate them. Those navigating the healing process after a loss are going through a range of emotions that are tough to understand and navigate, making DBT a good support option. […]

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Embracing Your Vulnerability During the Holidays

By Alan Wolfelt | December 13, 2023 | 1 Comment

Editor’s Note:  Dr. Wolfelt is a frequent contributor to AfterTalk. We thank him for letting us present this excellent video for the Holiday Season.   The Center for Loss & Life Transition is led by grief counselor and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt We are an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those […]

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Pearl Harbor: Eleanor Roosevelt Consoles a Nation: AfterTalk Inspirational

By Larry Lynn | December 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

The first public figure to speak to the American People about Pearl Harbor was not President Roosevelt, but his wife, First Lady Eleanor during her weekly radio broadcast. In her remarks she let the nation in on what was going on in Washington at that moment—and spoke specifically to the women of America, who might […]

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Continuing bonds and making deceased loved ones a part of holiday seasons

By Louise McOrmond-Plummer | December 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Louise McOrmond Plummer Since my beloved husband Ken’s death in 2016, Christmas has, for the most part, felt pretty ordinary. Being that we are now leading up to the 6th Christmas, one might suppose that I have become used to it, but the truth is, it still hurts, and at the risk of sounding like […]

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