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

End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Health Conditions/Diseases, Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Closure…What Does That Mean?

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?

Education, Humanity, News, Resources, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

SPN & FYI.to: What are These?

The Service Professionals Network (SPN) project started as an open networking group on LinkedIn. SPN was created to be different from other open networking groups though. The group is unique, because the focus is on raising awareness and funds for charities as much as it is on helping individuals and businesses build their brand. The… Continue reading SPN & FYI.to: What are These?

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

Gratitude and the Importance of It!

In honour of American Thanksgiving tomorrow....show gratitude. Thank someone, begin a gratitude journal, focus on positivity vs. negativity. Review your life and see what you have vs. what you do not have. Be grateful! “A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” - Plato Here are some links to… Continue reading Gratitude and the Importance of It!

End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Imagine being a parent that has lost a child to death….

Imagine being a parent that has lost a child to death.... Read this blog post, Why We Will Never Get Over It. Bereaved parents feel judged as people assume at some point their grief is done, or they have been grieving too long or the sadness or depression is too much. Parents who have had… Continue reading Imagine being a parent that has lost a child to death….