I'm a graduate student in Medical Anthropology at UCSF/UC Berkeley, and my dissertation research looks at grieving online. The idea emerged out of the experience of losing my own father, who died unexpectedly 2 years ago. My project specifically explores how accessing sites such as online memorials, Facebook profiles, and digital archives might allow people to feel connected to loved ones who have passed away. If you visit a particular website or sites to connect with a loved one who has…Continue
Added by Molly Hales on August 29, 2016 at 11:05am — No Comments
Flowers make those that are grieving feel better. Every good gift is from above James 1:17.
Added by T.C. Goodwin on August 24, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments
A friend of a friend died last week. We hadn’t been in touch with the family in 10 years, and I vacillated on whether to attend the visitation. I not only decided to go, but I also encouraged my spouse to go. We were surprised and humbled when the daughters of the deceased…Continue
A friend in her early 30s grieved the loss of both her mother and father who died just one year apart. My friend chose outlets for her grief that helped her process and mourn the deaths of her parents. After a year had passed, her older sister confided that she was concerned in…Continue
Music has played a role in funerals since ancient times when…Continue
I haven’t found any that focus specifically on widows, but "Colors of Loss and Healing: An Adult Coloring Book for Getting Through Tough Times" by Deborah H. Derman, Ph.D., targets…Continue
Please follow link below to read this magazine. May it bring comfort to you and your families.
Added by Margaret Lopez on August 2, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments
Hospice can help one to enjoy a dignified and meaningful life in the company of loved ones... It can also give the family support... How grateful we are to have compassionate workers who are skilled at this
The last thing to go is the hearing...just holding our love ones hand is comforting...Looking forward to no more pain and sorrow in the future...Revelation 21:3,4
Added by T.C. Goodwin on July 31, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments
We’re all familiar with the five stages of grief and we have come to expect that at some point following a death we might feel denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and ultimately, acceptance. So it may be surprising to learn that other feeling might appear that can be downright unexpected and…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 27, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
So a few weeks ago a couple of co workers were arguing about recent shootings. Why are we arguing? ... We should be grieving. No killing is just and no murder is just. That is just pure wickedness. No man despite their best efforts will be able to stop this. I am looking forward to something better that God can only do - Revelation 21:3,4.
Added by T.C. Goodwin on July 20, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments
Lost my Mom in December 2015, she died within 4 weeks of knowing she was ill. I am an only child and sometimes I just break out in tears thinking of her and the things I might have left unsaid or could have said differently. Since her death, there has been so much left to sort out, or deal with, not sure I have even allowed myself to grieve or come to terms with her death. My church family sent emails of condolence, but I needed a hug or a voice to be there instead. Hope this doesn't…Continue
Added by L J Haycox on July 18, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments
I am part of planning for a national conference for grieving parents, aiming for April 2018. It would be in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
We have been running a survey to gauge interest and so far have had good response but we need to continue to gather input in order to make sure we pick the right venue.
Please note that the conference will have a focus on the afterlife and is most appropriate for people that believe our children are but a thin veil away…Continue
Added by Tracy Venters on July 14, 2016 at 12:46am — No Comments
It’s not that we’re no longer shocked; it just happens so often that we feel numb in its familiarity. Another day, another shooting, and more tragic loss of life. We’re still grieving the heartbreaking loss of the victims murdered in Orlando and now we add to those the deaths in Minnesota, Baton Rouge, and Dallas. How do we process the loss to our national…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 11, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
My name is David and I'm 48. My partner Jaime (he was 38 days younger than myself) passed away on December 3, 2015. Jaime was the most sweet, kind, thoughtful, loving person anyone could meet. He worked in a hospital taking care of people with developmental disabilities.He was the calm, I was the storm. In his illness I had to become calm for both of us, as much as I raged to try and fight this. We met when were 25 and from that day, we were basically inseparable with the exception of…Continue
Added by David on July 2, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments
Music has played a role in funerals since ancient times…Continue
Added by Lindsay Collier on June 26, 2016 at 7:23am — No Comments
Talking is a helpful release....talking to someone that will sincerely listens helps...."that true companion" (Proverbs 17: 17),,, Especially if someone has experience a similiar loss....I lost my grand parents at an early age and I have very fond memories of them.. I have not found many who have lost their grand parents at an early age though,,,,Writing also helps...but the fact that there are folks that are willing to listen helps.
Added by T.C. Goodwin on June 26, 2016 at 7:15am — No Comments
I just lost a co-worker two days of ago. He died of a brain tumor. Now, I remember the happiness he brought to our unit. My heart goes out to his family because he was so young....You never know what folks are going through until something bad happens.......I try my best to treat people like I want to be treated. Hopefully, his name will be in the local news paper because he knew so many.....Revelation 21:3,4
Added by Mary Jo Schenkel on June 19, 2016 at 8:45am — No Comments