writing about grief

Another father lost

Sydney is 19. Jake is 17. Hunter is 12. They were among the children across our country who lost a parent yesterday. Sydney, Jake + Hunter’s Dad: Junior Seau Most of these children are nameless and faceless to the public at large. Sydney, Jake and Hunter are different. Their dad’s death was breaking, national news.…

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Telling the Story

For those who lose a loved one to a terminal illness, the grieving process can begin long before the person actually passes away. The range of emotions in that time are complex and the priority becomes caring for and spending time with the person who is dying. Updating friends + family during this time has…

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Why People Write About Grief

Recently the New York Times ran an interview with Joyce Carol Oates and Meghan O’Rourke. Each have written first-person-accounts about coping with the loss of a loved one. (Joyce lost her husband and Meghan lost her mother.) In the article they share how their memories became books. Joyce’s book, “A Widow’s Story“, was published in February. Meghan’s…

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