During a recent memorial service, participants were asked to share memories about the person who had died. Several themes emerged to describe the person. Repeatedly the words “individualistic,” “tolerant,” and “grace” were used. Her four adult children have very different beliefs. Yet she never spoke ill about any of them and gracefully responded to their […]
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Grief is painful. And everyone who grieves can use a helping hand and a listening ear. But how do you know if you would benefit from a little extra help, help from an expert in loss and bereavement issues? What clues might indicate you could use some extra care? Here are ten questions to ask […]
Have you been thinking about giving yourself a vacation? Perhaps one of your family members has encouraged you to take a trip or asked you to go along with them. The first vacation after the death of your loved one can be stressful. A few suggestions may help to make the trip more enjoyable. Be […]
If I don’t connect myself with my own past…I will remain adrift from it. Those whom I have loved in the past cannot catch hold of me, for they are dead. It is I who must catch them. – Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider Those who expect joy to come out of sadness can discover the […]