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A Letter to Myself: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.17.17

A Letter To Myself Dear Peggy, Your David is gone.  You have experienced an immeasurable loss. Never before have you felt such deep emotional and gut wrenching pain.  Keep in mind use of the word ‘experienced.’   Use that word instead of ‘suffered’ because you don’t want to get stuck in ‘suffering.’  ‘Suffering’ is not the

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I Lost My Wife: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.10.17

Editor’s note: this was written in response to the essay “The “D” Word by Peggy Amler published by AfterTalk on July 20th of this year. Here is a link to the essay: The “D” Word: AfterTalk Inspirational for 7.20.17 “I Lost My Wife…” by Rick Drew I really understand your complex feeling. I lost my

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Like a Child: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.3.17

Like A Child By Peggy Amler I’ve borne this entity. It is basically healthy and normal, I am told. But it is new to me and I am unsure of how to handle it. It requires attention. It begs to be listened to. It needs to be heard. It is relying on me for being

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Processing Grief: Helpful Links

These links come from our friends at Public Health Corps. This is from their mission statement: “At its core, our mission is simple: Putting the public back into public health. Public health is only effective if the public can actually access and discern what information is reliable.  But given how much information and how many ‘sources’

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Mothers Finding Meaning Again: AfterTalk Inspirational 7.27.17

Mothers Finding Meaning Again A Support Group For Mothers Who Have Lost Children Founded By Mary Jane Hurley Brant, M.S., CGP Over eight years ago I shared a cup of tea with a grieving friend following the sudden loss of her adult son. I had an understanding of how she felt because I, too, had

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