Tag Archives: grieving process

A Letter to Myself: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.17.17

A Letter To Myself Dear Peggy, Your David is gone.  You have experienced an immeasurable loss. Never before have you felt such deep emotional and gut wrenching pain.  Keep in mind use of the word ‘experienced.’   Use that word instead of ‘suffered’ because you don’t want to get stuck in ‘suffering.’  ‘Suffering’ is not the

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I Lost My Wife: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.10.17

Editor’s note: this was written in response to the essay “The “D” Word by Peggy Amler published by AfterTalk on July 20th of this year. Here is a link to the essay: The “D” Word: AfterTalk Inspirational for 7.20.17 “I Lost My Wife…” by Rick Drew I really understand your complex feeling. I lost my

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What Does Charlie Brown Know: AfterTalk Inspirational 7.13.17

What Does Charlie Brown Know that I Don’t Know? By Peggy Amler Grief has been such a major part of my life these past sixteen months.  The assignment given to each of us in the bereavement group this last week was to think about what we hope life will look like on the other side

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Love, Loss and What Comes Next: AfterTalk Inspirational 6.1.17

Love, Loss and What Comes Next   “Table for Three” By Philip Galanes, May 13, 2017 The New York Times “When I meet a woman wearing a ring on a chain around her neck, I know immediately: member of the club,” Sheryl Sandberg said. “I never noticed before.” That club in question would be the unenviable

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Thanks Grief by Patton Oswalt:Inspirational Quote 2.23.17

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

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