Sunday, May 16, 2021

Understanding and Managing Grief, May 9 - May 15, 2021

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

My friend died when we were in ninth grade. He had cancer. He was sick over a year and I knew he probably wouldn’t make it, but his death hit me hard. It's important to understand grief is part of loss « Observer-Reporter

In her latest book, The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss, Hope Edelman writes about the long-term grieving process that millions of Americans are now going through. Here's what Edelman wants you to keep in mind about coping with grief during the pandemic—and beyond. Millions of Americans Are Now Entering the AfterGrief Stage of Grief « Explore Health

Excerpted from Embracing Death: A New Look at Grief, Gratitude and God by Terri Daniel: The way we perceive death is a choice. How We Learn About Death - Part 1 « The Original Afterlife Awareness Conference 

We’ve all heard the cliché, “nobody’s ever come back from death to tell us it, so there’s no proof that the soul lives on.” But that’s not true. How We Learn About Death - Part 2 « The Original Afterlife Awareness Conference 

I often say that when words are inadequate, have a ceremony. However, as you well know, right now is a challenging time to fully make use of ceremonies that help grieving families. COVID-19 has made it impossible for many families to gather for funerals. And hospital and nursing home visitor restrictions have prevented people from being near their dying loved ones or viewing the body after death. The Whys of Funerals During the Pandemic « AfterTalk

The symptoms of grief people feel for a loved one facing a life-limiting illness fluctuate over time, a new study found – suggesting that individuals can adjust to their emotional pain, but also revealing factors that can make pre-loss grief more severe. Understanding family members’ grief for a living loved one « Ohio State News 

My Mom's 79th birthday happens this week, and this will be my first big "day" without her. In Grief: My First Big Day Without My Mother « Grief Healing 

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