Beyond the Bucket List
By Dr. Bill Webster
What’s on your “Bucket List?” The movie of that title featuring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman encouraged people to think about the things they would like to do with the rest of their lives. Often we arrive at what we want to DO by [...]
Although you have experienced grief, you may be hesitant to approach others who are bereaved. Not knowing what to say, you may tend to avoid them. There is no "right" thing to say. It is your heart of concern and love that you need to express. Be genuine. These suggestions will help you interact [...]
New Years One Step at a Time
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
The loss of a loved one through death is a life–changing experience. What was [...]
My Gifts to Me At Christmas
Here’s a gift list written by Cheryl McQueen, that we’d like to suggest to you.
Consider them gifts that you can give yourself.
My gift to me is:
to acknowledge that the anticipation of any holiday can often be much worse than the actual [...]
Gifts, Garlands, and Grief by Sandy Goodman
I remember our first Christmas after. It began the first week of November in 1997, three short months into our worst nightmare, but a lifetime into missing our child of eighteen years. He had died suddenly, one of those "in [...]
Loss in the Season of Givingby Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D.
How hard it is to be bereaved during the winter holiday season. The demands of the season for cheerfulness, socializing, and giving are intense even for those who are not in the midst of mourning. How is it possible to join in the spirit of [...]
Coping With Grief After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss
We have all heard of Elizabeth Kubler Ross's Stages of Grief but I prefer to talk about layers of grief. As bereaved parents of babies, we quickly discover that our grief does not work in a straight line. Indeed in the early days, we [...]
DO let your genuine concern and caring show.DO be available... to listen or to help with whatever else seems needed at the time.DO say you are sorry about what happened and about their pain.DO allow them to express as much unhappiness as they are feeling at the moment and are willing to share.DO [...]