Sunday RoundUp: The Grieving Process
Our weekly round up of stories and articles culled from various corners of the web that focus on the various complicated emotions surrounding death and the grieving process. Check out our EF Roundup Category for all death news, death stories, and coverage on advice for healing after loss.
By: Scott Scanlon, The Buffalo News
“Death is the ending of a life, but not a relationship. It’s OK to talk about this. It’s OK to laugh. The greatest gift that you can give your family is the gift of the story of yourself and your relatives. … It’s who you are and where they came from. You don’t want to lose that story.”
By: Georgina Connery, Canberra Times
“Having a photo that is non-medical, but rather beautifully lit and photographed can make a world of difference to grieving.”
By: Peter Kuebeck, Sentinel Tribute
“Kelly Gerken has a mission: to comfort mothers and families who, like her, have lost children in childbirth.”
By: Adam Wernik, PRI
In some ways, this new reality is upending social norms surrounding the grieving process and mourning, Cann says: “Funerals and weddings always reflect the hierarchy of the relationships of that particular person. Now, everyone is equal. Everyone has equal access to the deceased.”
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