Mother Loss: When Grief Is Mixed with Menopause

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"Do not become alarmed when you experience yourself in totally new ways," sighs Grandmother Growth tenderly. "You are changing, getting ready to be initiated into the third stage of your life. Are you ready for the ride of your life?"  ~ Susun Weed

A reader writes: I’d like to know if any other women in their early 50's (like I am) might lose their mother (or dearest, closest relative) during the process of menopause. I looked online for some more information regarding this topic, and didn't find much. If there is "nothing new under the sun", then I know I am not alone, and someone else can relate.

Understanding and Managing Grief, April 16 - April 22, 2017

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Who’s in Charge Here? Coping with loss of control, http://bit.ly/2ork7rS « What's Your Grief?

How to Offer Support to a Grieving Colleague, http://bit.ly/2pji1yu « Harvard Business Review

Guided Imagery 101 – Some Basics for Everyone, http://bit.ly/2pGDXAq « Health Journeys

In Grief: Remembering Is An Active Process

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If we are loved and remembered, then we live on forever in the hearts of those who love us.  ~ Ted Menten

A reader writes: Eleven months ago, my son had a massive seizure in his sleep and went on to Heaven as a result. His birthday was to be the next day, the saddest day of my entire life. He was 6 feet tall, blonde hair, blue eyes and the most beautiful smile anyone ever wanted to see. He had the kindest heart and gentle way about him. I really did not realize how many lives he had touched while he was with us. When God came to take him home he got a very special angel. He was 21 and the kind of young man anyone would have been proud to have had for a son. I must say it was a privilege to say I was his mother. The day he died a part of me died too. I miss him so much it is physically painful even to this day. I have not found a way to live this new life I have been given.

Caregiving and Hospice, April 9 - April 15, 2017

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Are you listening, docs? Politicians must consult front-line physicians for health reform, http://bit.ly/2p2WaLi « Kevin MD

Single payer: Yes! Medicare for all: No! http://bit.ly/2omEveq « Kevin MD

Why politics and patients don’t mix, http://bit.ly/2ooh6eB « Kevin MD

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Understanding and Managing Grief, April 9 - April 15, 2017

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Megan Devine: Some things in life can't be fixed, http://bit.ly/2ohD9QH « The Start Up Sessions

Sheryl Sandberg: Option B and Life After Grief, http://ti.me/2nN0f6c « TIME

My Marathon Towards Healing, http://bit.ly/2otgiVB « Maria Shriver

Coping with Pet Loss, April 9 - April 15, 2017

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

What Not to Say When Someone Loses a Pet, http://bit.ly/2oqUASD « VetSTREET

Grief in the Wake of a Dog’s Wrongful Death, http://bit.ly/2nZSBBF « Grief Healing

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Pet Loss: Grief in the Wake of a Dog’s Wrongful Death

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When confronted with a legal problem regarding negligent or intentional harm to a companion animal, there is no substitute for face-to-face, fact-specific advice obtained from one’s own attorney. Accordingly, Institute for Animal Rights Law urges anyone with a potential or actual problem of this kind to consult a lawyer. ~ Professor Henry Mark Holzer

A reader writes: Hello. I'm writing to you because my daughter's dog Sadie was savagely attacked and torn up by 2 big dogs this past Sunday night. These local news reports give the details of this terrible tragedy:

Caregiving and Hospice, April 2 - April 8, 2017

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

An Innovative Concept: College Students and Seniors Living Under One Roof, http://bit.ly/2ouHKUb « Maria Shriver

5 Invitations: What Death Can Teach About Living, http://bit.ly/2nLMzW1 « Spirituality and Health

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Understanding and Managing Grief, April 2 - April 8, 2017

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

There Is Nothing You Can Say to Heal Someone Else's Grief, http://bit.ly/2jjQ7M1 « The Mighty

5 Things NOT to Say to Someone Who is Grieving, http://bit.ly/2o5gR7P « Grief In Common

Delayed Grief: When We Don't Take Time to Mourn, http://bit.ly/2nvSoFq Grief Healing

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Coping with Pet Loss, April 2 - April 8, 2017

Best selection from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Don't Shame Me For Grieving My Dog's Death, http://huff.to/2oIupra « The Huffington Post

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