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A Promise…

Sounds depressing, doesn’t it?  What I mean by it is that, especially in the beginning, it feels like you will ALWAYS feel this way and can’t imagine spending the rest of your life in this kind of agony.  The promise … Continue reading

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“When the House is Empty” by C. S. Lewis

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.  I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid.  The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning.  I keep on swallowing. At other times … Continue reading

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About Schmidt (2002)

On a recent flight, I re-watched About Schmidt.  I had remembered it being a movie about grief, brilliantly acted by Jack Nicholson.  (Honestly, when is Nicholson NOT brilliant??).  Given that my memory is terrible about most things, I had completely … Continue reading

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Telecounseling Legitimized….

While I am not a mental health counselor, it is true that bereavement counselors are far and few between in most areas. Not all hospices offer counseling to the community (meaning those families who did not utilize their services). By … Continue reading

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A Moment of Revelation

Definition of revelation (n) Bing Dictionary rev·e·la·tion[ rèvvə láysh’n ] 1. information revealed: information that is newly disclosed, especially surprising, or valuable In the last five days, four different women have voiced the same experience using very similar words…three using … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Memorialize Someone on a Holiday…

On ‘ordinary’ days it’s easy to wear the public mask on the outside and pretend all is well on the inside. But there’s something different about gatherings, especially on a holiday. The loss seems larger, more present, more painful. It … Continue reading

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Grief in Action…

Today’s post is a departure from my usual offerings. At the Wellness Fair yesterday, I met a remarkable grandmother. (I would name her, but I don’t remember and I didn’t see it anywhere on the website. If you know it, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Translating Grief…

There are so many new friends checking out Translating Grief that I thought I would extend a warm welcome. Make yourselves at home. Maybe make a cup of tea and feel free to browse around. At the top of the … Continue reading

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A Parable: Children and Grief

The Child’s Bereavement Caregiver as Gardener: A Parable by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. One spring morning a gardener noticed an unfamiliar seedling poking through the ground near the rocky, untended edge of his garden. He knelt to examine its first … Continue reading

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Celebrity deaths…

The first celebrity death I can remember clearly was Jim Croce in 1973. I was 12, almost 13. Someone came to school that morning and said he had died in a plane crash. My immediate response was to ball my … Continue reading

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