Tag Archives: grieving and writing

Grieving for a Father: other people’s grief

“I was so sorry to hear that your father died,” was probably one of the worst lines you could have said to me in 2010. I hated nothing more than other people’s pain in the months after my father passed. At best, it was an unpleasant reminder of what I was trying to put in

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Grieving the loss of a mother to Alzheimer’s

To those losing loved ones to Alzheimer’s, I did not notice subtle changes in my mother’s behavior because my focus was on my father’s loss of memory, poor decision making, and constant repetition. I was busy engaging my mother’s support to help dad. Dad and I were teaching mom how to write checks to pay

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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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