Category Archives: Advice on Grieving

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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Love, Loss and What Comes Next: AfterTalk Inspirational 6.1.17

Love, Loss and What Comes Next   “Table for Three” By Philip Galanes, May 13, 2017 The New York Times “When I meet a woman wearing a ring on a chain around her neck, I know immediately: member of the club,” Sheryl Sandberg said. “I never noticed before.” That club in question would be the unenviable

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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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