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Our Lives Matter: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote for 12.8.16

Our Lives Matter by M. Maureen Killoran We come together from the diversity of our grieving, to gather in the warmth of this community giving stubborn witness to our belief that in times of sadness, there is room for laughter. In times of darkness, there always will be light. May we hold fast to the

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Infant Loss and Pregnancy: an AfterTalk Special

Infant Loss and Pregnancy Jacob-A Short Documentary about Pregnancy and Infant Loss by Shawn Lovering AfterTalk is honored to share this outstanding documentary about Infant Loss by Canadian filmmaker Shawn Lovering. Here is the artist’s statement and a link to the film. In spring of 2016, I set out to create a short piece surrounding

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Sudden Loss: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 12.1.16

Everything around them is still there, dealing with sudden loss   In 2010 Marieke Poelmann, 22 at the time, experienced the sudden loss her parents as a result of a plane crash. It took her several years to see that bad things in life do not necessarily have to define you. In her talk she

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To be grateful: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 11.24.16

To Be Grateful is a Thanksgiving Day quote from Aftertalk by Thomas Mann “To be grateful for all life’s blessings. . . is the best condition for a happy life.     A joke, a good meal, a fine spring day, a work of art, a human personality, a voice,     a glance — but this

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Children Don’t Always Live:Inspirational Quote 11.17.16

Children Don’t Always Live “Children Don’t Always Live” is a powerful and poignant essay by Jason Greene about the accidental death of his daughter. More than three years later he and his wife had a baby boy. Bringing children into this world is sufficiently terrifying, but this is amplified after the loss of one. Mr.

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