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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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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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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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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What to Do about Mama?- Book Review

Book Review- What to Do about Mama? By Barbara G. Mathews and Barbara Trainin Blank What I like about this book is the different perspectives on caregiving as there are many contributors. This provides any individual or professional reading the book with different scenarios, which include common situations and feelings. The authors also describe their…

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Grief in Children

Grief in Children 1 Rea L. Ginsberg, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD- Guest Blogger In the case of childhood bereavement, the death of a parent, the term “bereaved caregiver” no longer applies.  The tables are turned.  The child is indeed bereaved, but he himself is in need of a caregiver. It seems senseless to debate which types…

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Excerpt from: Journey’s End

Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life  by Victoria Brewster, MSW and Julie Saeger Nierenberg, MA Ed This article is an excerpt from the upcoming book: Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life, written, compiled, and edited by Victoria Brewster, MSW and Julie Saeger Nierenberg, MA Ed with an anticipated release…

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15 Things I Wish I’d Known About Grief

After a year of grief, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve also made some mistakes along the way. Today, I jotted down 15 things I wish I’d known about grief when I started my own process. I pass this onto anyone on the journey. 1. You will feel like the world has ended. I promise, it…

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The Holocaust: Bereavement Takes a Different Course

By Rea L. Ginsberg, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD- Guest Blogger Jewish history has all too often been written in tears… I am fascinated by people and groups with the capacity to recover, Who, having suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Are not defeated by them but fight back, Strengthened and renewed.                                                                       Rabbi…

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