Posts by Elizabeth Coplan

Empty Chair and Holiday Grief

My mother died in January 2001. She missed September 11th, the anthrax attack and the Patriot Act. She missed the news of the space shuttle Columbia disintegration, the capture of Saddam Hussein, and the death of Osama Bin Laden. She never saw my posts on Facebook or heard of Katrina, Irma or Ike. Sadly, she…

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Memorial Day: Sun Mixed with Rain

My father at my wedding

  Robert J. PohlmannNovember 1, 1987 Each year, around Memorial Day, I remember my father with love, grief, and a touch of anger. Dad served his country in Korea and later in Vietnam, Thailand, oh and in Cambodia (but shh! U.S. military was not there). My grief renews when I think of memories my sons will…

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Writing A Letter to Your Deceased Loved One

Healing Grief- Writing a Letter to Deceased Love One

Writing a letter to a deceased love one offers important therapy to heal grief.  Your grief is palpable.   You think of your deceased loved one and you can not imagine your days without him/her.  Perhaps you make an appointment with a therapist or MD.  You take the prescribed meds and follow your doctor’s advice to…

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Be Brave: A Wife’s Journey Through Caregiving

by Florrie Munat Florrie Munat became her husband Chuck’s caregiver on the day he suffered a severe stroke. Any chances for his recovery were derailed when they learned that Chuck was suffering from Lewy body dementia. After that devastating news, Florrie and Chuck assumed their loving marriage had been shattered forever. But what happened next…

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Vegas Strong

Vegas Strong

by Crystal Perkins, Jessica Arden, Paul Atreides and Joey Blue “Vegas Strong” is a collection of short stories of the drama that occurred in the city of Las Vegas. October 1, 2017. It’s a day the world will never forget, and the people of Las Vegas will always remember. One man committed an act of domestic terrorism on…

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Attending the Funeral or Seeing Your Loved ONE LAST TIME?

Love Letter and Rose

Earlier this year, when my husband, Scott, and I visited his parents in their Chicago retirement home, I overheard two men talking about someone who just died. “You heard Jack died, right?” said one man. “Sure did,” said the man whose name I later learned was Jerry. “You going to the funeral in Florida?” Jerry…

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Grief Diaries: Loss of a Sibling

Grief Diaries: Loss of a Sibling

by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Christine Bastone Surviving Loss of a Sibling examines the journeys of ordinary people seeking to find hope and healing in the life-changing aftermath of losing a sibling. Filled with poignant answers to tender questions, this book is a wonderful source of comfort for all bereaved parents. No matter the age,…

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