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Hard Conversations around Death

Hard Conversations around Death

In my previous post, I addressed the topic of “Anticipatory Grief.” Now meet a woman who is living it. Tersia Burger’s 38-year-old daughter Vicky suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a brittle bone disease, a genetic disorder. She was diagnosed at eighteen months and suffered 41 fractures by her third birthday. But Vicky married at age 21 and… Continue Reading

What Grief Does to You (Part 1)

What Grief Does to You (Part 1)

Our individual experience of grief is as unique as our DNA or fingerprint. While our shared humanity does trigger certain standard responses to the loss of a loved one, not all of us experience every one of them, or in the same order. The Shock of Loss: “This is not happening to me.” Call it… Continue Reading

Healing Through Grieving: Interview with Rabbi Ann White

Healing Through Grieving: Interview with Rabbi Ann White

Ann White is the founder of Creating Calm Within Chaos, a rabbi and trauma chaplain.  She teaches that we will always have chaos, but amid the chaos, the secret to a vibrant life is to create an inner sanctuary so that we can be the calm within chaotic situations.  She is the author of Living… Continue Reading