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
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
Closure; what does that mean to you when someone dies? How quickly do you grieve? How quickly do you 'move on' as some expect you to? "For many in our society, closure means leaving grief behind, a milestone they usually expect to reach within a matter of weeks or months. Closure means being “normal”, getting… Continue reading Closure…What Does That Mean?
I came across a great article on LinkedIn and it is gaining attention because of who it is about, Scott Simon, the popular radio host of NPR's “Weekend Edition Saturday” who stayed by his mother's side in a Chicago hospital as she died and he tweeted about it. Well known people, celebrities+ are often the… Continue reading Social Media is Changing How We Approach Death
What a great resource list! Take a look... Courtesy of MastersInCounseling.org |By Dr. Barbara LoFrisco | Published 11.21.2017 Grief Centers & Care Providers | Grief Blogs | Child Loss Grief Resources Widow & Widower Grief Sites | More About Grief & Bereavement Moments of grief occur in everyone’s life. The death of a parent,… Continue reading Coping With Loss: 115 Helpful Websites on Grief and Bereavement — Dying & Death Talk
Food for Thought Discussion Groups Just reading the name Death Café makes me wonder if that phrase encourages attendance or scares people away? I have come up with a term that is more inviting and open to interpretation: Food for Thought Discussion Groups. To me, these groups would be for those 18+ and focus on… Continue reading Food for Thought Discussion Groups