Sunday, December 15, 2019

Caregiving & Understanding and Managing Grief, December 8 - December 14, 2019

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

Grief takes on a life of its own for many people and though it affects thousands on a daily basis, each journey is different. Yet, the one thing all those grieving people have in common is that the journey feels like a walk down a winding path alone. What Grief Truly Is, « Yahoo! Lifestyle

Family caregivers pledge to fulfill their loved ones’ end-of-life wishes. But too often circumstances change, and they must break their word and guard against breaking hearts ― including their own.… The Health Care Promises We Cannot Keep, « Kaiser Health News

From your description of your grandmother's illness her body had entered the dying process. It was shutting down, unable to combat the disease that she had lived with for so many years. Would She Still Be Alive? « BK Books

Charlotte, my daughter, was murdered at Sandy Hook. Here is how I cope during 'anniversary season.' The Neverending Battle of Fall and Winter, « Modern Loss

It’s December, time to bond but for those who have lost loved ones it brings back memories and the glaring reality of the missing person. Dealing with grief in a season of joy « Evewoman

I have been pondering comfort, self-care, and help – what each of them is, to me, and what makes one or other easier and/or more accessible than another. Self-Care, Help, and Letting in Comfort, « Soaring Spirits International

Now that [my nephew] has died I find myself facing his death as a single woman. Someone largely overlooked by her own family, someone who is searching for her place in a society that doesn't acknowledge or comprehend that I could grieve. Disenfranchised Grief: Another Bereaved Aunt Asks “Where Do I Fit In?” « Grief Healing

Since the loss of my mother to suicide, I have learned some profound lessons that I want to share with you, in hopes that maybe some of them will resonate with you as well. Lessons in Loss by Jessica Roesener,  « The Gift of Second

Yesterday Mike and I booked the first big part of our honeymoon for next summer - a beautiful cabin set in between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It's exciting for sure, but also, terrifying... Talking to Fear « Soaring Spirits International

Pauline Boss, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, joins us to talk about her work that has helped articulate the lonely and confusing feelings of loss even as someone lives. Grieving Before Someone’s Gone « Think

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