As we head into the gift giving season full steam ahead, I’ve been paying particular attention to the “gifts” that are suggested in obituaries – the donations made to honor a person’s memory their…Blog In lieu of flowers... 2 Likes The Old Road with New Paving Blog The Old Road with New Paving 1 Like Dealing with the holidays without your loved Blog Dealing with the holidays without your loved 2 Likes
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…Blog When loss hits the workplace 1 Like Chocolate Bonds
We all know that blood is thicker than water.
In my family, blood is made up of equal parts: red cells, white cells and brown cells. Those would be the chocolate cells that…
Q. My husband died after 35 years of marriage. Although I still work, I feel nobody needs me anymore. My grown children live far away. I’ve just been invited to a family event at a…Blog Relatives Can Be Good Resources 1 Like Light a candle for lost babies Blog Light a candle for lost babies 1 Like
It’s bound to happen. After the death of a loved one, life goes on. Life cycle events and milestones continue to happen; children graduate, go to college, marry, have children, and…Blog Significant events without a loved one 1 Like The End of the Road
It’s amazing how much I can see reflecting back on the almost two decades of life I’ve had since my sister’s suicide when I was twenty-one. But what’s even more interesting are the experiences…Blog The End of the Road 1 Like Should I Attend the Funeral, Wake or Visitati
Q. When is it a “must” to attend a funeral or a wake, viewing or visitation? I’m confused about how close you have to be to the people involved, and what is and isn’t…Blog Should I Attend the Funeral, Wake or Visitati 1 Like Visiting the Dead in the Dog Days
Each morning, my husband and I wake up to Morning Edition on NPR and usually hear a jarring barrage of campaign orations, weather reports, or obituaries.
At this rainy…
Q. My social life has changed noticeably since my husband died a year ago. I’m almost never invited to a dinner party anymore unless it’s family-oriented. Is it just me, or does this…Blog The Widow Social Niche 1 Like
My goal when I decided to write my first book, Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven? Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling, was to bring other sibling survivors of suicide together.…Blog Honoring Surviving Siblings Everywhere 2 Likes Coping with a loved one's mental illness Blog Coping with a loved one's mental illness 1 Like Directing Your Final Exit: Lessons from Nora
Nora Ephron once said she wanted everyone at her funeral to be “a basket case.” And they were. From family members to famous celebrities – 800 invited guests, including her ex-husband,…Blog Directing Your Final Exit: Lessons from Nora 3 Likes