Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – October 2012 Archive (2)

To fuss or not to fuss

My first instinct when I hear that someone is sick or bereaved is to head to the kitchen. I can’t think of anything more comforting than a homemade pot of soup or a home cooked meal. I thought everyone must appreciate being thought of in this caring way until I spoke with a neighbor. Her husband had cancer and during the period of his surgery, treatment, and recovery, she just wanted to be left alone. She didn’t want a phone call, company, or a meal. She preferred to handle things…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 22, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

When loss hits the workplace

While it can be hard to know what to say to friends and loved ones facing difficult times, it can be even tougher when it happens at work. It’s one thing to support a friend dealing with a difficult loss but harder to know what to say and do with relationships that lack intimacy. Here are some real-life situations with helpful strategies. 



Despite working with someone day to day, collegial relationships are more like acquaintances. So how can you support a bereaved…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 10, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

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