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
The Transformative Power of Grief Alana Sheeren believes in love, beauty and the transformative power of grief. After the stillbirth of her son she began writing about her personal journey into grief and whole-self healing. A Reiki Master with a MA degree in clinical and community psychology and a BFA in theater, Alana partners with
WARNING. THIS POST CONTAINS SOME HARSH LANGUAGE THAT SOME OF YOU WILL FIND OBJECTIONABLE. WE APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE IF YOU CHOSE TO READ IT AND ARE OFFENDED. Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt’s wife, writer Michelle McNamara, died last year one week after her 46th birthday from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart
I stumbled upon this quote in a novel by one of my favorite authors, Jeffery Deaver, best known for his Lincoln Rhyme series, especially The Bone Collector which was made into a movie starring Denzel Washington. It is a dialogue about grief between an adolescent girl who has lost her mother tragically in a case
Editor: AfterTalk is about bereavement and grieving, which usually, but not always, begin with a death. Many of us are at that age where we might experience the death of a loved one, and have to go through all the arrangements required; but if it is our first, it is unlikely to be our last.