death dying, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Holiday blues: Four mistakes we make when comforting friends who are struggling — Dying & Death Talk

We need to admit that sometimes we do not know what to say. For someone who recently had a loved one die wishing them 'Happy Holidays' might not be a good choice. Instead one could say: "I know it is holiday time and your .........recently died. How are you doing?" (and really listen) or be… Continue reading Holiday blues: Four mistakes we make when comforting friends who are struggling — Dying & Death Talk

Book Review, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Book Review: 21 Days to Happiness

21 Days to Happiness by Ingrid Kelada Book Review and Author Interview: It's a good book and at first, I was expecting a feel-good book, but this is different! And in a good way. Great tips and ideas are shared and these are gone into in-depth. Health, success at work, deeper connections, generosity, positivity, resilience,… Continue reading Book Review: 21 Days to Happiness

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

Giving permission to die – – the final gift — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Important information and something loved ones might not think of: giving permission to your family member or friend to die. If it was in the reverse, would you not want the same? via Giving permission–the final gift via Giving permission to die – – the final gift — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

The Holidays and Bereavement

A good article on grief, mourning, and bereavement... and the holidays. For many, the upcoming holidays are a happy and joyful time filled with family, friends, gifts, food, and time spent together. For others, the upcoming holidays are a time that makes them sad, sorrowful, unhappy and brings back memories of a loved one. For… Continue reading The Holidays and Bereavement

death dying, End-of-Life, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

How Will You Die? — Dying & Death Talk

What a great article! Definitely worth the read.... we all have a lot to learn and I like the quotes within of: “The birth of so much love happened right at death.” “The beautiful, hard truth is that we can be present in the mystery of death.”  “We can sit in love and be okay."… Continue reading How Will You Die? — Dying & Death Talk

Aging/Gerontology, Education, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Social Workers & Client Enrichment

*Photo: Ardmair-Highlands As a social worker who works as a case manager in a Jewish community agency-I say client not patient. Medical institutions, hospitals, hospice, etc. use the word patient. I came across this article by chance when viewing another article on hospice, social work, and death. The article Hospice Social Work and Patient Enrichment is very… Continue reading Social Workers & Client Enrichment