Let Me Tell You Who I am Now….

Sometimes we come across a blog post that just speaks to us, resonates with us….this is one of those posts. My heart goes out to Angela; to have a child die does not seem to follow the natural order of things. What is important is that the death is talked about, the grief allowed to…

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Duel with Sticks

This is a picture of Francisco de Goya, two villains fighting in a bleak landscape. The weapons were sticks and there were no rules and protocols. The duel ended with the death of one of the contenders and usually with the other wounded. The landscape in the background is empty, which accentuates the loneliness and…

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A Different View on Grief…

This article is worth reading describing a father’s love for a son who had died 20 years previously……”This individual shared that his wife had found ways to move on from her grief and continue to live her life by letting go of her pain. He described wanting to experience her level of transcendence but at…

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The Final Gift of the Dying

I assumed many things that morning. For instance, I thought it was likely that Ronald’s fatigue was from lung cancer that had metastasized to the liver. Or that he decided to stay in his room in the nursing facility because the decision to elect hospice had finally taken it’s toll. I was sure that he…

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Death Casts a Wide Net

An excellent article by Rea L. Ginsberg, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD on the site Its OK to Die titled: Death Casts a Wide Net. Our society fears death and everything that goes with it….but as the article states ‘death is a part of life.’ If we get people talking and thinking then perhaps some of the…

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Kids and Grief: How to Help

Below is a wonderful blog post I came across on LinkedIn. Children and grief is a whole separate topic and needs a different focus. The needs of youth are different than the needs of adults. The site is good for many reasons and is owned by Chelsea Hanson, Grief Educator & Author. How adults respond when…

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Good Grief! What I Learned from Loss

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. There is power in grieving intentionally and purposefully. Telling her own story of loss, Elaine Mansfield explains the use of ritual as a tool for empowerment for life’s most challenging times. I was fortunate enough to read the book Elaine…

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End of Life Care in Canada

I came across a wonderful article in CIM, volume 36, no. 3, June 2013 by Deborah Cook, MD and Graeme Rooker, MD, Departments of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. In Ottawa on September 20, 2012, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences held a forum entitled, ‘End of Life Care: the…

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Leaning into Love: Book Review

Book Review: Leaning into Love by Elaine Mansfield “I’ve seen death, raw and unstoppable, and understand that my own death is not a distant thing.” Elaine has to identify her husband Vic’s body at the funeral home. She and her sons choose images and objects, and decorate Vic’s cremation box with his body in it…

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José Carlos Bermejo and the Listening Center, Listening Award 2014

José Carlos Bermejo and the Listening Center, Listening Award 2014  Hola a tod@s, my dear Friends. From IC-HU Project, we add and celebrate the Listening Award 2014  to our Friends of Centro de Humanización para la Salud (Center of Humanization of Health).Teléfono de la Esperanza (The Hope Phone) has  awarded to José Carlos Bermejo, Director of the Center and Centro de Escucha (Listening Center),  with…

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I Am Old: Can You See Me?

I am old, can you see me?  Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Adding to collaborate with IC-HU Project two new friends, Vera Santos y Estefanía Martín of the Spanish Association of Psychogerontology. We invite you to navigate through their website, full of resources and training, projects, courses, news, and even  job offers! It is essential to continue to build networks…

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