Category Archives: Print Article

Loving My Son, After His Death

I came across this again today, and thought it worth sharing. She lost her son around the time we lost Jake and he was almost the same age. Different circumstances, same emotions.

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If Only Once, If Only for a Little While

This is a web comic dealing with loss, grief and coping. Kinda funny saying ‘comic’ and ‘grief’ in the same sentence, but it is very moving once you figure out what is going on. http://hirosemary.com/If-Only-Once-If-Only-For-A-Little-While Worth scrolling to the end, … Continue reading

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Finding the Words

This is an excellent article appearing in the New Yorker online. Poet Edward Hirsch writes about the loss of his son, Gabriel at age twenty-two. It is a moving and thought-provoking piece. What is uncanny is that some of the … Continue reading

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Lessons of Holiness

Here is an article appearing on the Jewish Press website sent to me today. It speaks of the challenge of bereavement, finding our way forward and keeping our loved ones alive in our hearts. The Lessons of Holiness Even in … Continue reading

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What Suffering Does

Here is an article from the New York Times on Suffering. What Suffering Does It poses some interesting questions and makes some cogent observations. He is correct when he says that you crash through the floor of your personality, into … Continue reading

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Solving the Problem of Grief: The Solution Is Not What You Think

Originally posted on Natasha's Memory Garden:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/megan-devine/death-and-dying_b_4606150.html By Megan Devine Posted: 01/23/2014 5:51 pm Solving the problem of grief is a problem in itself: if the ways you are broken cannot possibly be fixed, why does everyone keep giving…

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The Art of Presence – New York Times Article

Here is a link to a great article about helping people who grieve. As I wrote earlier, just being there is often enough, but when it isn’t, here are some guidelines for action. There is an interesting point made about … Continue reading

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