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Inspirational Quote 11/27/14: A Child’s Prayers

A Prayer I used to be part of you belong to you the extension of your being but now you live within me are the spark of my consciousness I say prayers for you With you as you sing your melodies speak your words hearing your voice in mine and my eyes too green have

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

 [Editor: today is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.. It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. AfterTalk commemorates

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Inspirational Quote 11/20/14: The Lost: A Continuum

Of Continuum   Having had and having lost parents, aged through nature; Having had and having lost loves, parted through living; Having had and having lost children, torn through confusion; Having had and having lost friends, passing through maturing;   Having had and having lost through nature, living, confusion and maturing, yet I find anew

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Grieving for her Grandmother through writing

This is a guest positing by the renowned Dr. Gloria Horsley. After interviewing AfterTalk’s Co-Founder, Lisa Bogatin, Dr. Horsely was inspired to express her grieving for her Grandmother through writing an AfterTalk “conversation.” Dr. Horsley, Ph.D., M.S., C.N.S.., is the founder, along with her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, of Open to Hope. She is an

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Quote 11/13 Matthew McConaughey on his father’s death

Last week’s People Magazine quoted Matthew McConaughey on his father’s death by heart attack in 1992. These are his words: PopPassing A boy loses his father, he quickly becomes a man. I was 22. I remember clearly the sobriety I felt in the pain of my father’s passing. The sorrow refined me, and I never

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