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Putting the Closure on the Use of the Word “Closure” in Grief: AfterTalk 9/1/21

By Alan Wolfelt | September 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  “If you are seeking a time when you will be finished, you will never be done.” – Tibetan saying In these contemporary times, you may be led to believe that you need to achieve “closure” after the death of someone in your life. As a matter of fact, you may …

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Sympathy and Support: Helping Bereaved Seniors Handle Grief

By Melissa Howard | August 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

  by Melissa Howard A study of grief and its impact on widows and widowers revealed that nearly one-third of subjects suffered detrimental effects to their mental and/or physical well-being. Those effects included the risk of suicide and death from heart disease and a host of psychological problems. Roughly a quarter were found to be …

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The Effects Death, Traumas And Disasters Have On Mental Health

By Anthony Martin | August 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Anthony Martin, Founder & CEO, Choice Mutual When people watch news reports about death, natural disasters, terrorist attacks or school shootings, they may feel confused and scared. Maybe they worry about themselves and the safety of their family and friends. These events disrupt our way of life and peace of mind. They can make …

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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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