Tag Archives: children and grief

Discussing Death with Children: AfterTalk Inspirational: 5.17.18

You can’t watch cable TV and not know about Mesothelioma, a cancer linked to asbestos. Since it is 91% fatal, the people at Mesothelioma Center know their way around grieving. Their guide “Coping with the Loss of a Loved One to Mesothelioma,” is an excellent tool for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved

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Lincoln on Grief Inspirational Quote: 3.16.17

Lincoln on Grief It’s reassuring that some Presidents know exactly what to say. Here is Abraham Lincoln’s touching condolence letter to 22-year-old Fanny McCullough, the daughter of a long-time friend: Dear Fanny, It is with deep grief that I learn of the death of your kind and brave Father; and, especially, that it is affecting

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NY Times Article about AfterTalk author Dr. David Fajgenbaum

Over a year ago Dr. David Fajgenbaum contributed a piece to AfterTalk on support for grieving college students. He was the subject of a New York Times article last Sunday about his own struggle with Castleman Disease which is extremely rare and frequently fatal. To read the article on Dr. Fajgenbaum click this link: THE NEW

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You’re Not There, Part 2 Inspirational Quote 1.12.17

A few weeks ago the Inspirational Quote of the Week was musical, a song by Lukas Forchhammer, frontman of the Danish pop band Lukas Graham. Since then, Lukas has been nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year. NPR recently interviewed Lukas, and this week’s Inspirational Quote is Lukas in his own words. There’s also

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Inspirational Quote 12.3.15 Loss of a Mother

Grieving the Loss of a Mother My mom also died unexpectedly, a one-car accident many years ago. And it felt like one of the tethers holding me to this world had been severed. It made me seriously consider whether the other tethers were worth holding onto. But I did hold on, though of course I

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