Sunday, September 23, 2018

Understanding and Managing Grief, September 16 - September 22, 2018

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

Who knew? Nation-wide service connects people to local resources, http://j.mp/2QO3i9h « 2-1-1.org

64 of the Best Things Ever Said to a Griever, http://j.mp/2DimJo1 « What's Your Grief?

Explaining Pet Death To Children, http://j.mp/2Nr2skz «BK Books

Monday, September 17, 2018

In Grief: Acknowledging A Need for Support

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.  ~ Nelson Mandela

A reader writes: Ten years ago I lost my first and only wife of 47 years. All of them were fantastic years and we had a great marriage. She died after a two-year struggle with cancer. A lot of pain and lot of suffering. I cared for her in my home with the great help of hospice. She died in my arms. I continued to work through this time up until the last 3 weeks, but had awesome help from a daughter and daughter-in-law and many friends. After her death I was back on the job within 2 weeks or less and felt that I was strong and could handle the whole situation without any problem.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Understanding and Managing Grief, September 9 - September 15, 2018

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

It is a scary thing to fall in love again after loss, https://tinyurl.com/y8jrlrzj « Second Firsts

Book Review: "The Cremation of Sam McGee" by Robert Service,  http://j.mp/2MpQzWV « Seven Ponds Blog

Terminally Ill Father "Walks" Daughter Down The Wedding Aisle, http://j.mp/2MvizIv « Seven Ponds Blog

Monday, September 10, 2018

In Grief: Coping with A Spouse's Deathbed Confession

The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.  ~ Cheryl Hughes

A colleague writes: I have been searching the internet for information on a situation that one of my newly referred clients has and am not really finding what I think I need. This client is dealing with the deathbed confession of her spouse. He had been cheating on her for many years. I meet with her next week and just wanted to do some prep work prior to our meeting. Any suggestions?

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Caregiving and Hospice, September 2 - September 8, 2018

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

Internship introduces ASU students to hospice and palliative care, « ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact http://j.mp/2NYq3W0

How Creating a Vision Board Can Help With End-of-Life Planning, http://j.mp/2CqQ9Qr  « Thrive Global

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Understanding and Managing Grief, September 2 - September 8, 2018

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

Grief doesn’t have five stages, http://j.mp/2CpKgmg « The Outline

Updated Today: Grief Bibliography, http://j.mp/2ykZci7 « Grief Healing

Why Am I So Crabby? http://j.mp/2MPNSDa « Grief Compass

Monday, September 3, 2018

Grief and Resilience: Suggested Resources

Credit: Barrie Johnson, Unsplash
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.  ~ Helen Keller

A reader writes: Do you have any suggestion of articles about grief and resilience? I am a bit confused about resilience. I've been targeted with that word/advice which to me doesn't make sense with what I'm going through. So, I would like to learn more. Thanks in advance.

My response: Quite a bit has been written on the topic of resilience, some of which specifically addresses grief and mourning, and some of which is more general in nature. Here is just a sampling:

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Caregiving and Hospice, August 26, 2018 - September 1, 2018

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

One in Five Hospice Patients Is Discharged Alive, http://j.mp/2os3qy2 « Seven Ponds Blog

What Is the Environmental Impact of Traditional Burials and What Some Greener Alternatives? http://j.mp/2MLfmtH « Seven Ponds Blog

Now, WhatsApp for palliative care on doorstep, http://j.mp/2PlzD5y « Telegraph India

Understanding and Managing Grief, August 26, 2018 - September 1, 2018

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

7 Ways To Accommodate Little Kids at a Funeral, http://j.mp/2owyNrs « Modern Loss

For Those in Grief, Talking to a Dead Loved One Is Good for Mental Health, http://j.mp/2NbcHc8 « Teen Vogue

Is Anxiety the Missing Stage of Grief? http://j.mp/2N5zd68 « Goop

Coping with Pet Loss, August 26, 2018 - September 1, 2018

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

A Place in My Heart, When a Pet Dies, http://bit.ly/2wr0DJQ « BK Books

All Dogs Go To Heaven...Especially This One. Remembering Rudy The Wonder Dog, http://j.mp/2oj1jMY « Kelly Buckley

How to Talk to Your Veterinarian About End of Life Issues, http://j.mp/2wtNT5p « DogHealth.com

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