Monday, February 11, 2019

In Grief: Mother Loss vs. Spouse Loss

Make friends with guilt. Guilt is a beautiful emotion that alerts us when something is wrong so that we may achieve peace with our conscience. Without conscience there would be no morality. So we can greet guilt cordially and with acceptance, just as we do all other emotions. After we respond to guilt, it has done its job and we can release it.  ~ Glenn R. Schiraldi

A reader writes: My mother was diagnosed with cancer and was given 6 weeks to live. She died six weeks later. Just one month after that, my husband was told there was something in his lung. By the time he was finally diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, it had spread to the lining of his lung and his bones. My husband was 57 and had just retired 3 months before we knew he was ill. Within eight months after diagnosis, he was dead. So I have had two great losses in a ten-month period. 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Understanding and Managing Grief, February 3 - February 9, 2019

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

How Does Opening Up Conversations About Death Help Bereaved Parents? « Seven Ponds Blog

Why It’s OK for Your Loved One to Stop Eating and Drinking on Hospice, « Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

Grief Tracking: What A Difference A Dot Makes, « Grieve Well

Monday, February 4, 2019

In Grief: Refusing to Let Go

I desire no future that will break the ties of the past.  ~ George Eliot

A reader writes: I read the Darcie Sims article posted on your Discussion Groups website on "saying goodbye." THANK YOU! It is so perfectly what I believe. In fact, I have been told several times by people to "let go" of my ex who has died. I hate that.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Caregiving and Hospice, January 27 - February 2, 2019

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

Help for an Alcoholic Struggling with Addiction for 25 Years, « Health Journeys

Is It Ever Too Soon To Enter Hospice Care? We Ask Heart of Hospice, « KPEL965

Why falls and fractures in the elderly can be a trigger for hospice care, « The Journal

Understanding and Managing Grief, January 27 - February 2, 2019

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

Am I Depressed? « Talkspace

My Cat’s Death Broke My Brain, « Modern Loss

50 Practical Gestures to Help a Grieving Friend, « Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro