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

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

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

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

Self-Promotion of Journey’s End…

There is nothing like coming home and finding a box leaning against your front door and when you rip it open, there are your author copies of the book that you spent 2.5 years writing and editing! Such joy, such elation, such happiness, such a sense of accomplishment... so, Julie and I are busy marketing and… Continue reading Self-Promotion of Journey’s End…

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

Raising Awareness for the Topics of Death, Dying, and End of Life…

So to compliment my role as a case manager and group facilitator with older adults, I have a mission and purpose in the areas of death and dying. Not a topic most want to think about or even contemplate, but in order to be born, we will die one day. For many, death and dying… Continue reading Raising Awareness for the Topics of Death, Dying, and End of Life…

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

‘Journey’s End’ is Available!

Julie and I are very excited to announce that our book is available on the Xlibris website at: http://www.xlibris.com. Journey's End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life; 2.5 years in the making is finally available. Thank you to all who contributed to our book. We never could have done it without you... The book… Continue reading ‘Journey’s End’ is Available!