Category: Grief Support

Grief Support: Thoughts, tools and techniques to help overcome grief and personal loss, or support someone in the bereavement process.

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How to Have “The Talk” About End of Life Planning?

Guest writer Yvonne Heath writes about creating a culture of change where we normalize talking about, planning and preparing for end of life and grief.

The Rise in Popularity of Online Grief Forums

The subconscious desire we have to release our emotions can often manifest itself in peculiar ways. We have all seen the movie clichés play out, like the overworked wall street executive venting to a lady of the night, or the bar patron spinning the woes of their life to the bartender. Movie clichés aside, people

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An Interview with Allison Gilbert

Allison Gilbert is an Emmy award-winning producer, author and public speaker. She has published several books about grief and loss, and has spoken extensively about the subject. When Allison is not interviewing Arianna Huffington, Soledad O’Brien, and others on grief and recovery, she is working on her own innovative work in the field of bereavement.

Best Books About Fathers and Grief

Best Books About Fathers and Grief

Losing a parent can be one of the toughest experiences we go through. Losing a father can be especially difficult to navigate, and it can vary from person to person, depending on the type of relationship we had with them. Many of us look up to our fathers for guidance, care, and support throughout our lives. When facing

Books About Mothers and Grief

Best Books About Mothers and Grief

The relationship between a mother and child is unlike any other. It is one of unconditional love, guidance, and care. When we are young, we look to our mothers for everything. As we get older, the relationship shifts from one of caregiver to friend, and if we are lucky, confidant. Mother’s Day, while intended to

Guest Post: The Third Death or How to be Remembered

*This is a guest blog by Brant Huddleston. The views expressed in this guest blog do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the TalkDeath team.* The saddest words I ever heard were written by neuroscientist David Eagleman, who said: There are three deaths: the first is when the body ceases to function. The second is

Coping with Seasonal Depression

It’s that time of the year again. It’s cold, it’s overcast, it’s windy… and it goes on for what feels like a lifetime. For many people, this time of year brings on more than less-than-desirable weather: it brings on a deep and difficult sadness. Seasonal depression effects somewhere between 10-20% of the population in North America,

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How to Write a Commemorative Biography

Why Write a Commemorative Biography? When someone close to us passes away, we are often left with a question that can be overwhelming to face: what now? How do we live with the memory of this person? How do we share this memory? How do we preserve it? The past is what shapes us, and remembering