Carl David is the third descendant of a four-generation art dealer family specializing in American and European nineteenth- and twentieth-century art. He is the author of “Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide” the story of how his family lived Continue reading
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Dr. Jill Harrington LaMorie, DSW, LCSW is the Senior Field Researcher on the National Military Family Bereavement Study, former Director of Professional Education at TAPS, and a surviving military spouse. She has extensive experience working with individuals and families affected by crisis Continue reading
On this show co-hosted by Alan Pedersen Tony and Darcie Sims discuss the differences in their responses to the death of their son and those of others with whom they have worked. Alan Pedersen closes the show by signing “Thanks Continue reading
When I was first widowed, my overriding thought was that I couldn’t survive it, and I did not wish to. But the thought that I couldn’t go on without him was simply not true: it felt true, but it wasn’t. … Continue reading
On this show co-hosted by Alan Pedersen Tony and Darcie Sims discuss the differences in their responses to the death of their son and those of others with whom they have worked. Alan Pedersen closes the show by signing “Thanks … Continue reading
A Boston State of Mind I have been a Boston Celtics fan since I was fourteen years old. I know that there are many New Yorkers who like Boston teams, but from my experience it has been mainly the Boston … Continue reading
CreaTiVe TV Award Winner “Grief Relief: Handling the Loss of a Child” with guests Patricia Loder, Dr. Ken Druck, Chris Donohoe and hosts Dr. Heidi Horsley and Dr. Gloria Horsley. Pat Loder of The Compassionate Friends discusses the Compassionate Friends … Continue reading
Dr Horsley talks about TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of Military Loss, this amazing organization serves military families.
What about the media, what do we do with their coverage.
When there is a public loss how do we talk to the media?
How can we talk to boys and men about grief?
By Katy Hutchison – Over the years, my experience around Valentine’s Day has softened and shifted focus. The first year after my husband’s death I wanted to crawl in a hole the minute I saw that first red and pink … Continue reading
The lace has grown yellow with age. The edges are tattered, and the glue that held the pieces together has long dried up, leaving only a slight stain on the faded red paper. It is much smaller than I remembered. … Continue reading
As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are all bombarded with images of romance, relationships and love. Starting in early January, it seems like every business has something to sell related to romance and is trying to capitalize on and add to … Continue reading
Almost everyone has heard the saying, “When life sends you lemons, make lemonade.” In 2007, I received a bushel-full of lemons: the death of my daughter, death of my father-in-law, death of my brother and only sibling, death of my … Continue reading
I got a wonderful lesson in the value of writing love letters to the dying on my last visit to M, my friend of forty years plus, who had, at that time, only a few days to live despite every … Continue reading
Unbelievable as it seems, it has been four years since my husband passed away. Every year, from January 26th until February 19th, I go into a Bermuda triangle of memories and emotions – his birthday, the day of his death … Continue reading
The Power in Pain March 1,2013 will mark the 10th angelversary of my 18-year-old daughter Jeannine’s death. At times, I wonder how I made it ten minutes, much less ten years. During my early grief, I never thought I … Continue reading
One day just before Thanksgiving my husband informed me that he was in love with another woman, just what I wanted to hear when my days and nights for more than 18 months had been in devoted service to him. … Continue reading
Living With Ambiguity The older I get, the more that I realize how quickly and drastically life can change. There are some events that defy logic, and despite our best efforts to try to make sense of them, many unanswered … Continue reading
Carl David is the third descendant of a four-generation art dealer family specializing in American and European nineteenth- and twentieth-century art. He is the author of “Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide” the story of how his family lived … Continue reading
Dr. Jill Harrington LaMorie, DSW, LCSW is the Senior Field Researcher on the National Military Family Bereavement Study, former Director of Professional Education at TAPS, and a surviving military spouse. She has extensive experience working with individuals and families affected by crisis … Continue reading
“What the heart gives away is never gone- It is kept in the heart of others” Robin St. John One of the redefining moments for individuals who have experienced catastrophic loss is their ability to do something significant to honor … Continue reading
In early grief, it is difficult to find any meaning in pain. After my daughter Jeannine’s death in 2003, the pain I experienced in early grief was raw and something that I feared. If I had a choice, I would … Continue reading
After college, marriage and work came widowhood, single motherhood and the discovery that love and taking responsibility has healing power. Today Janet Gallin is remarried and a grandmother. She is a bright spirit and brings joy to others with her … Continue reading
Thursday will be the 21st Thanksgiving I’ve lived through following the death of my 18-month-old daughter Erin in 1990. The 12th since my wife Trici died in 1999 and the 6th since my 13-year-old son Rory died in 2005. One … Continue reading
Amy Rovere is a writer, editor, and artist. In her work at the American Cancer Society she helps create books for patients and families who are coping with cancer. When she was just nine years old, Amy lost her mother … Continue reading
The other day, while mindlessly driving down a narrow, fall-colored, leaf-filled neighborhood street, I noticed that Halloween decorations were beginning to appear. Pumpkins. Ghosts. Witches. And then the graveyard. I slowed down to take it all in. The Halloween graveyard. … Continue reading