Category Archives: Advice on Grieving

Losing a Loved one…AfterTalk Inspirational Weekly: 3.9.17

Losing a Loved One to a Rare Disease My daughter died of ectopia cordis. My husband and I learned about this birth defect around eighteen weeks into the pregnancy, and we also learned that it meant our daughter’s heart was growing outside her chest. Do you know how rare ectopia cordis is? An estimated 1

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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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About Love and Grief: Inspirational Quote 10.27.16

What Forty Steps Taught Me About Love and Grief Actress and advocate Tembi Locke shares her passionate love affair with her husband and the heart-rending diagnosis that taught her how grief can transform. Actress Tembi Locke is best known for her work in television and film. In 2014, she co-starred in “Dumb and Dumber To.”

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FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE: An AfterTalk Inspirational Quote:

FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE is a famous sermon given by Rabbi Kenneth Berger on Yom Kippur day in the fall of 1986. It was inspired by the crash of the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986 and the subsequent revelation that the crew had likely survived the explosion and lived for another five minutes

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Managing Grief after Losing a Loved One to Suicide

  Losing a loved one to suicide can mean a very different grieving process from other types of loss. When someone we love takes their own life, they often leave behind unanswered questions, anger, and/or a feeling of guilt that something could have been done to prevent it. It’s important to understand that the process

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