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?

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

Grief and Everything That Happens is BIG Now | The Grief Toolbox — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

It hits you like a shockwave....grief that is. Anger, sadness, reality that death is permanent and eventually some form of acceptance...   There are times in life when everything seems gigantic. Conflict, stress, tragedy, loss, death, and grief and just a few of things that can grip and squeeze us with seemingly merciless power.“Everything that… Continue reading Grief and Everything That Happens is BIG Now | The Grief Toolbox — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Aging/Gerontology, Education

Seeking Assistance is Not so Easy

I will use myself as the example for this article, but keep in mind that I work with individuals who are 50+, although most of my clients are 75+. 2 1/2 months ago while camping I injured my right shoulder while relaxing. Seems kind of crazy, right? One goes camping to relax, spend time with… Continue reading Seeking Assistance is Not so Easy

Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Pride and Bonding in Society

by Victoria Brewster, MSW I just watched the movie 'Brave' again with my kids. Three generations bonding as a family, watching what I consider to be a wonderful movie full of meaning. "Mend the bond torn by pride" is one of the themes of the movie and I would say is the main theme. Many… Continue reading Pride and Bonding in Society