I came across this blog post on LinkedIn- Hospice: The Gift We Never Knew We Wanted to Receive. I will warn you while the post is beautifully written, the humility, the humanity, and caring it evokes will make you sad... My heart goes out to this man and to the step-daughter on losing her mom so young.… Continue reading Hospice: A Gift
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
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
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
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