End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, News

Death Doula….Grief/Bereavement Coach…Therapist: Which Title/Descripion Appeals to you?

The emotional crumbling started when she was 14 and a friend was killed in a car crash. By the time a close friend was murdered three years ago, the coping skills Bonnie Ludwig had for dealing with death were shattered — and she found herself one day on her knees on a sidewalk, sobbing obliviously. […]

via ‘Death doulas’ help the dying and their loved ones say goodbye – San Francisco Chronicle — Loss, Grief, Transitions and Relationship Support

Death Doula? Is this a term or word that the general population understands?

Grief/Bereavement Coach or Therapist- which is a better word/title?

Education, Humanity, News

Silence and Secrecy: Is it a Good Thing to Do?

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician: History teaches us that silence and secrecy are often the most effective tools of power. It hides things. “At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order…

via Silence and Secrecy are often the most effective tools of Power — Disrupted Physician

As difficult as it is, I do not think silence and secrecy is the way to go. We all have choices to make; some more difficult than others. Do we go along with what others are doing or do we speak up, fight back?

It is a choice and and an individual one to make. What choice will you make when the ‘going gets tough?”

News

Narcissism/Selfish Parenting…..

“I do not love; I do not love anybody except myself. That is a rather shocking thing to admit. I have none of the selfless love of my mother. I have none of the plodding, practical love. . . . . I am, to be blunt and concise, in love only with myself, my puny […]

via The Narcissistic Parent — LMHC

Excellent article that is worth reading. We all probably know of a parent who is like this; selfish and narcissistic. Watching the faces of the child (ren) of a parent like this is difficult. Knowing that they are promised things that do not happen, also hard/difficult to deal with.

 

Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, News

14 Self-Defeating Thoughts To Avoid in Your Grief — Loss, Grief, Transitions and Relationship Support

Originally posted on griefministerdotcom: All of us have our weak moments in life–those moments when we doubt ourselves, our ability and our resources available to help us face up to the challenges of simply going forward in life. Therefore, it is very understandable how we mourners confronted with the overwhelming, all-consuming, energy-draining experience of grief can…

via 14 Self-Defeating Thoughts To Avoid in Your Grief — Loss, Grief, Transitions and Relationship Support

Good information. Worth reading!

Humanity, ICU, News

When the H sounds, by Júlia Prieto — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

I’m Julia, psychologist internal resident. A few weeks ago I joined the service of the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia to start my training and I bring good news. These new days have been exciting, and I never would have imagined that in my first meeting with the staff of Psychology would appear within the…

via When the H sounds, by Júlia Prieto — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

Only by asking will we receive….We are all human and the hope is our humanity will show in our work, our personal lives, and beyond!

End-of-Life, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Shared via Sacred Dying: The Decision to Stop Eating at the End of Life — Loss, Grief, Transitions and Relationship Support

End-of-life decisions for hospice patients may include voluntary stopping of eating and drinking. What does this mean for the patient and caregivers? Source: The Decision to Stop Eating at the End of Life

via Shared via Sacred Dying: The Decision to Stop Eating at the End of Life — Loss, Grief, Transitions and Relationship Support

Good information to help explain why someone would stop eating or drinking when they know they are dying or going to die very soon.

Education, News, Resources

10 years of TED Talks….

At TED2014, Curator Chris Anderson spoke to whistleblower Edward Snowden through a telepresence robot. Photo: Ryan Lash In 2006, TED started putting talks online for free, a milestone in democratizing ideas worth spreading. Since then, the world has seen monumental shifts in history, including the rise and fall of revolutions, the roar of a deadly…

via 10 years of TED Talks keeping pace with history — TED Blog

Some of the best TED Talks…..take a look!