Monthly Archives: November 2015

When You Are Grieving Thanksgiving Day Feels Painful

When you lose someone you love and are grieving Thanksgiving Day feels burdensome and painful. When a brain tumor took away our precious Katie’s life I dreaded that holiday. For seven years we served no rutabagas because they were Katie’s favorite vegetable. The thought of their seasonal aroma wafting through our home without her in

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Inspirational Quote 11.19.15 Grief Comes in Waves

Alright, here goes. I’m old. What that means is that I’ve survived (so far) and a lot of people I’ve known and loved did not. I’ve lost friends, best friends, acquaintances, co-workers, grandparents, mom, relatives, teachers, mentors, students, neighbors, and a host of other folks. I have no children, and I can’t imagine the pain

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How to support grieving college students – Part 2

[Editor: In anticipation of today’s AfterTalk BlogTalk Radio program featuring Dr. David Fajgenbaum and his colleague Dr. Heather Servaty-Seib, we are reprinting their two-part article on supporting grieving college students. You can listen to the initial broadcast at 3pm today, November 18. at AfterTalkLIVE on BlogTalk Radio or later in the archive. To listen, click this link: AfterTalk LIVE

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How to support grieving college students – Part 1

Editor: In anticipation of tomorrow’s AfterTalk BlogTalk Radio program featuring Dr. David Fajgenbaum and his colleague Dr. Heather Servaty-Seib, we are reprinting their two-part article on supporting grieving college students. You can listen to the initial broadcast at 3pm tomorrow, November 18 at AfterTalkLIVE on BlogTalk Radio, or later in the AfterTalkLive archive.  To listen, click this link:

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Inspirational Quote 11.12.15 winters of your grief

“And a woman spoke, saying, “Tell us of Pain.” And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at

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