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Grieving the Loss of a Pet: A Poem by Jim Monroe

By Larry Lynn | February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

[LARRY: Poet and lyricist Jim Monroe shares with us a poem about the passing of a beloved dog. In my sixty-five years on earth I’ve had six of my dogs pass on. I remember each so vividly, especially the last, my beautiful Siberian Husky named Trixie who died recently at 16. I cannot think her …

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Popular Grief Songs

By admin | February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Title and Artist  popular/general In the arms of an angel Sarah Maclaughlin Angels Robbie Williams Ave Maria Sarah Brightman To where you are Josh Groban Danny Boy Celtic Woman Wind beneath my wings Bette Midler Amazing Grace Judy Collins & the choir Amazing Grace LeAnn Rimes Amazing Grace Soweto Gospel Choir Spirit in the sky …

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The Grief Narrative: My Sob Story

By Caitlin Dorman | February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dear Larry,  Sorry it took so long to write this, but I think finally realized the true point of AfterTalk.  I can’t quite describe it, but writing this post brought me to a place I had always been afraid to go, to thoughts that I didn’t want to confess to even the abyss of my …

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Goodbye, Dear Friend

By Catherine Whitney | February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Renowned writer Catherine Whitney has given us permission to share with you an AfterTalk.com Private Conversation she wrote to her deceased friend Lynn. It is not only deeply moving, but also a great example of how AfterTalk members can use this site to help process their grief]. Dear Lynn,             When I stormed into …

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RIP, Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of our great actors/directors. Thank you for your great body of work.

By Larry Lynn | February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

[EDITOR: The following was written by AfterTalk co-founder Lisa Bogatin] It was 1 a.m in our quiet residential neighbor near the Hudson River, a neighborhood where many movies and commercials are shot, whether we like it or not. It must have around the end September and my husband was walking our new puppy. He saw lots of lights and …

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More Thoughts on the Passing of Pete Seeger

By Larry Lynn | January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

I know that Wendy wrote a blog yesterday about the passing of Pete Seeger, but I feel compelled to add my own thoughts and recollections. This is the kind of thing any of you can do in the Aftertalk Family & Friends feature; you can collect and share the thoughts of several friends or family …

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Grief and Writing: How Writing Can Help You Cope with Grief

By Larry Lynn | January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Lisa and I created Aftertalk around one fundamental belief; that writing to a deceased loved one can help you cope with grief. Our belief in this is rooted in personal experience; Lisa came to it after the death of her father; I discovered therapeutic writing to a deceased loved one quite by accident when my wife of …

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Pete Seeger: We will miss him in the front of the bus

By Wendy Epstein | January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 1919 World War I ended and both Pete Seeger and my father were born. As a young man, my Dad marched for labor Unions emboldened by the words and songs of Pete Seeger. Deep filial affection was exchanged as our voices met over Pete Seeger’s LPs. Pete Seeger was a good man; so was …

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Grief Counseling: Good News for Medicare Recipients

By Larry Lynn | January 20, 2014 | 6 Comments

If you are over 65 and are seeking professional help in the form of Grief Counseling to help you with the grieving process, the New Year 2014 brings really good news. The full impact of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act passed by Congress in 2008 is finally realized. For the first time …

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Widows and Widowers; Dealing with Grief Together

By Larry Lynn | January 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

In previous articles we’ve talked about widows and widowers dating and doing well together. A major factor in this is that they become their own grief support group; both want to heal, and love is a powerful medicine. A quick review for those new to our story: we met in 1993, a year after both …

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