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We all grieve differently: AfterTalk Inspirational 5.11.17

Grief By Stephanie J. DeMartino We all grieve differently Some grieve quietly Solemn in their grief not wanting To show their pain While some are loud Letting the pain out for all to see and then beginning The long battle of healing Some hold their grief in for so long That eventually it eats at

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My grandma is dying: AfterTalk Inspirational 5.4.17

My grandma is dying, and I am having a hard time figuring out what to feel. My grandmother was narcissistic, selfish, and crotchety. She used to fuss over preparing food for; she acted like she was doing this great service to the family by feeding her grandchild. Then, she would serve me in these little

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Your Grief: AfterTalk Inspirational 4.27.17

  Your grief for what you’ve lost holds a mirror up to where you’re bravely working. Expecting the worst, you look and instead, here’s the joyful face youve been wanting to see. Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.

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How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss

Sheryl Sandberg: How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss After my husband’s death, I set out to learn everything I could about how kids persevere through adversity.  Two years ago, in an instant, everything changed for my family and me. While my husband, Dave, and I were on vacation, he died suddenly from a

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Mourning My Father; AfterTalk Inspirational 4.20.17

Mourning My Father by Mayim Bialik As I wrote here on Kveller, my father died last month. The period of sheloshim (30 in Hebrew) just ended, as a matter of fact. Sheloshim marks the end of 30 days of mourning. There are restrictions on behavior and activities for the 30 days and there are additional

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