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Your Terminal Illness: Emotional Matters…

I’ve been struggling with this post for quite a while now. This is a HUGE topic and I had to come to the place where I realized this was not a thesis, but a blog post and that I could … Continue reading

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Your Terminal Illness: Physical Matters…

Now that you’ve caught your breath and before you begin to think about what to do, who to consult, how to try to navigate through this as an individual and as a family, let’s start with some theories about dying … Continue reading

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Coping with Terminal Illness…Part 1

You’ve been through the treatments, the days, weeks, months, years of uncertainty, tests, consultations, hospitalizations, surgeries…and your doctor walks into the room and says “I’m sorry. There’s nothing more we can do for you.” The floor drops out of the … 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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From: AIMEE DUFRESNE “5 Cliches You Should Never Say to Someone Who is Grieving”

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10489/5-cliches-you-should-never-say-to-someone-who-is-grieving.html

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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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