Sunday, March 24, 2019

Caregiving and Hospice, March 17 - March 23, 2019

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

The Demand for Hospice Care Is Increasing, http://j.mp/2WevnZ7 « Seven Ponds Blog

Three Magical Phrases to Comfort a Dying Person, http://j.mp/2Wf2AUf « Human Parts

This Podcast Begins at the End, http://j.mp/2TSqmsE « Modern Loss

Understanding and Managing Grief, March 17 - March 23, 2019

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

Disenfranchised: A Grief Counselor Discusses Losing Her Job, http://bit.ly/2trW28h « The Atlantic

What If the Deceased is Despised? http://j.mp/2TQYRiY « Hospice Matters

Bereavement Researcher: We Must Do Better for the Grief-Stricken, http://j.mp/2Whyy2h « NextAvenue

Monday, March 18, 2019

Voices of Experience: My Beautiful Husband

by Louise McOrmond-Plummer

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.  ~ Lao Tzu

When her beautiful husband, Ken, died from cancer two years ago, Louise had a sense that her protector, her champion, the person who loved her most in the world, was gone. "That was pretty scary," she writes, "but I've had some powerful healing thoughts recently." Those thoughts were first expressed in a post she wrote for AfterTalk, and are reprinted here with her permission:

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Caregiving and Hospice, March 10 - March 16, 2019

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

Grief of Dementia, http://j.mp/2Hc9LJG « Widower's Grief

Life in Jeopardy, http://j.mp/2HhFqcL « HOPEspot

With Dementia, More is Needed than a Boilerplate Advance Directive, http://j.mp/2Hc3Ynk « The Conversation Project

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Understanding and Managing Grief, March 10 - March 16, 2019

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

Donna, A Photo Memoir of Love and Loss, http://j.mp/2HBuDJt « Donna The Book

Helping to spread the word: short film tackles children dealing with grief and how imagination might heal a broken heart, http://j.mp/2HCVZPm « IndieGoGo

Setbacks in Grief, http://j.mp/2HvPX37 « Grief Compass

Monday, March 11, 2019

In Grief: Saying Goodbye to A Family Home

We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly.  ~ John Cage

A reader writes: I found out Saturday afternoon on a walk that there are people living in my parents' old house. Intellectually I knew it was going to happen, but emotionally... (I always have this dichotomy: an intellectual grasp of something, and an emotional grasp. There is quite often a significant lag time for the emotional grasp to catch up. I am trying to follow others' advice about letting the emotions lead, but its hard. My basic "default" setting is intellect first, then emotions.)

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Caregiving and Hospice, March 4 - March 9, 2019

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

Care–Informal Style, http://j.mp/2Hm2w0T « The Unprepared Caregiver

Most Adults Don’t Have the End-of-Life Care Documents They Need, http://j.mp/2H4I85c « 1-800-HOSPICE™

How to Find the Right Words for Someone in Hospice, http://j.mp/2H7LQuA « Next Avenue

Understanding and Managing Grief, March 4 - March 9, 2019

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

7 Ways to Treat Yourself With Kindness While Grieving, http://j.mp/2Hozqy3 « What's Your Grief?

How Matthew Broderick's movie "To Dust" explores grief with laughter, http://j.mp/2H4W8f2 « Legacy.com

Life after Caregiving, http://j.mp/2NKCfdG  « AfterTalk Inspirational 3.7.19

Monday, March 4, 2019

In Grief: Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

At midnight, even bad days come to an end.  ~ Ms Moem

A reader writes: I lost both my parents and it sucks. My father died before I even graduated from college. For me, I wanted to make my parents proud by going to college, and getting a good paying job and helping them out financially. My father died before I even graduated, and he never saw me off to my real professional job. Life seemed pointless. My dream was killed. A part of me died. Our family was broken. We had to find a way to hold the table up with one person short. At that point, I realized that the most important thing to me was to spend as much time as I could with family, especially my mom, since she was hurting so much because she lost her companion. She became my best friend and we did everything together. And I was happy. I just wanted time with my family. And then last month my mother passes away. I'm so shocked I can't believe it. Now what I lived for, just got killed again.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Caregiving and Hospice, February 24 - March 2, 2019

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

My Personal Integrity Was Wounded Tonight, http://j.mp/2GNyFPr « Barbara Karnes, RN

Bereavement Service, http://j.mp/2NtrxrY « HOPEspot

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