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Dealing with Grief and Fears

Grief is a part of life. This doesn’t make it easy to deal with. Maybe you have a fear of dying. Perhaps you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. You are not alone. We’re here to help.

How I Tried – and Failed – to Box My Grief Over My Mother’s Death
3 months ago

How I Tried – and Failed – to Box My Grief Over My Mother’s Death

I had a vivid dream the other night. I was preparing to teach a class, but I couldn’t find my notes. As the time for the class drew nearer, I got increasingly stressed that I’d lost my window to prepare. In and of itself, that dream isn’t…
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The Impact of One Unexpected Death Among the Growing Numbers
3 months ago

The Impact of One Unexpected Death Among the Growing Numbers

Death. It is all around us these days. Indeed, you can’t get away from it. Turn on the television and you learn how many people have died from Covid-19 in your country. In the US, it is now over 225,000; in the UK, it is now close to 45,000…
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4 Things That Can Help You Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Your Family
3 months ago

4 Things That Can Help You Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Your Family

By  •  Mindset

Have you recently received a negative diagnosis from your doctor? Or have you ever talked with your family about end-of-life issues? Have you and your family discussed quality of life versus quantity of life? How about a DNR…
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Estrangement: The Secret So Many Hide
3 months ago

Estrangement: The Secret So Many Hide

By  •  Family

Estrangement – what an ugly, harsh-sounding word. Jarring to the ears, in fact. The dictionary definition of estrangement is “to turn away in feeling or affection, make unfriendly or hostile, alienate the affections of.” Estrangements are…
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Is There a Right Time to Declutter After You Have Lost Someone?
3 months ago

Is There a Right Time to Declutter After You Have Lost Someone?

When we have lost a partner, parent, child, or friend, grief overwhelms us so much that it is hard to make the simplest of decisions. For some, busying ourselves with the practical things that need to happen when a loved one has passed…
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5 Useful Tips for Navigating Dementia After 60 – The Advice of a Caring Daughter
3 months ago

5 Useful Tips for Navigating Dementia After 60 – The Advice of a Caring Daughter

In the past months, I have been navigating the rough and turbulent waters of dementia, trying to cope with the changes I observe in my mother’s behavior. I was oblivious at first – or perhaps I overlooked the signs. I hoped the dementia…
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Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole: Resisting Conspiracy Theories
3 months ago

Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole: Resisting Conspiracy Theories

When I woke up at 8 am on my 68th birthday, I was confused to see that it was still dark. In a day unlike any other in my life, daylight never came. The sky remained dark with a purplish red hue. Cars drove with headlamps lit…
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Who Gets What When You’re Gone?
3 months ago

Who Gets What When You’re Gone?

By  •  Family

When one of my nieces was just a little thing, maybe 4 or 5 years old, she saw a spoon rack on her grandmother’s wall (my mother-in-law). It is one of those wooden shelves that holds tiny spoons my in-laws had collected…
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3 Reasons You Should Not Wait to Visit the Doctor: Covid or No Covid
3 months ago

3 Reasons You Should Not Wait to Visit the Doctor: Covid or No Covid

Are you one of the many people afraid to see a doctor because of Covid-19? Are you feeling confused as to when the benefits of seeking healthcare outweigh the risks of the pandemic? Here are some clear-cut guidelines…
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Love Is Eternal, but Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow
3 months ago

Love Is Eternal, but Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow

Soon after my book was published, I attended a community luncheon. Several couples were seated at my table, and we introduced ourselves. After watching me for a few minutes, one wife suddenly exclaimed, “Oh, I saw your picture in Sunday’s…
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