Monday, June 18, 2018

Voices of Experience: When My Story Ends

Music can touch and heal that secret wound of the soul which nothing else can reach.  ~ Debasish Mridha

The Mammals are an indie-roots trailblazing band founded by Mike + Ruthy (Michael Merenda and Ruth Ungar). In the group’s first incarnation (which featured founding member Tao Rodriguez-Seeger) the band energized audiences in the ‘00s with its “Trad is Rad” folk message. The Washington Post described them as “gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.”

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Understanding and Managing Grief, June 10 - June16, 2018

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

Dating Again, http://j.mp/2MovGwm « Widower's Grief

The Big Question and the Perfect Answer,  http://j.mp/2Mlxo1z  « Modern Loss

My Friend Meniere: Standing Up To Disability, http://j.mp/2JN2QnS « Elaine Mansfield

Monday, June 11, 2018

In Grief: Is Dad Dating Too Soon after Mom’s Death?

I have a dead husband... I have a scarred heart. I am in a different place. Love after love will not feel the same. But that doesn't mean that it's not love.  ~ Janine Teague Eggers

A reader writes: My mother passed away last May and Dad started dating again three months after mom's death. He is now serious with a lady he met online. On the one hand, I am happy that he is happy again, as he was married to my mom for 45 years and it was a shock to everyone when she died five months after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. However, I am feeling neglected and ignored by my dad.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Understanding and Managing Grief, June 3 - June 9, 2018

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

Tell Me About Those Left Behind by Brandy Lidbeck, http://j.mp/2sHtLuv « The Gift of Second

To a deeply depressed mother, suicide isn't selfish: Kate Spade probably thought she was relieving her loved ones of a burden, http://j.mp/2sQYdSh « NY Daily News 

I’d love to say something enticing, like: do this 1 thing and you’ll see a 200% increase in your grieving friend’s satisfaction w your support skills! But that's odd. So – if you really want to support a grieving friend or family member, watch this tv clip, http://j.mp/2ggveVK « Refuge in Grief

Monday, June 4, 2018

A High School Student Asks: How to Deal with Grief

The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you're talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.  ~ Cheryl Strayed

A reader writes: I am a sophomore in high school and I am doing a big project on Grief and how to deal with it for my class in health. I was looking on the Internet and I came across your Grief Healing website. I really like it and all the information in it. I would really like to interview you if that is OK. I am sending a list of the 10 questions I would like to ask you.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Caregiving and Hospice, May 27 - June 2, 2018

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

Care for the caregivers in your life, http://j.mp/2xo833J « OptionB

Resources for Service Members and Their Families, http://j.mp/2INmK5v « Grief Healing

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Understanding and Managing Grief, May 27 - June 2, 2018

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

The Nostalgia Plague, http://j.mp/2LRxJIX « Bryan C. Taylor

Truth in a Weedwacker, http://j.mp/2J6ESn0 « Soaring Spirits International

What is Holy, http://j.mp/2J3pXKk « Soaring Spirits International

Monday, May 28, 2018

In Grief: Coping with Deaths "Close Enough to Hurt"

Credit: Pixabay
PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.  ~ Susan Pease Banitt

A reader writes: For the sixth night in a row I can't sleep. Last Monday a friend of mine was killed in a car accident. Her three children were in the car, the nine and eleven year old were perfectly fine, in fact just scratched. Her four year old was severely injured and helicoptered to another hospital. She died the next day. Mother and child were buried together in one casket. She was a friend from the past, but we had parted ways over the years. She still had a close relationship with my sister, and my niece and her eleven year old are close friends. This was not a death I would consider very close to me, although close enough to hurt. Anyway, I've become so paranoid I can't sleep.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Caregiving and Hospice, May 20 - May 26, 2018

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

The dangerous precedent of Alfie Evans, http://j.mp/2LucRaI « Kevin MD

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Royal Wedding Flowers Were Made Into Bouquets for Hospice Patients, http://j.mp/2GD6cqY « Glamour

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Understanding and Managing Grief, May 20 - May 26, 2018

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

MemorialDay: The Story Of A Hero Son, A Dad's Grief And A Hit Song, http://j.mp/2INZ558 « Newsweek

The Need for Self-Compassion in Grief, http://j.mp/2ILeHWY « What's Your Grief ?

My Name is Grief, http://j.mp/2IMY60X  « Bryan C. Taylor