It’s One Year Later

In grief, we often refer to the anniversary of a loved one as an “angelversary,” the annual remembrance of our loved one who has left a tattoo on our heart. I now have the opportunity to celebrate two angelversaries: the first on April 14th when my husband Rod passed away, and the second on September 10th – the anniversary of publishing “Living with Loss, One Day at a Time.” I never imagined that the journey Read More …

No Language for Loss – by Ellie Miller Greenberg

NO LANGUAGE FOR LOSS by Ellie Miller Greenberg 8/17/14 [written for Nancy Nowak on the death of her mother, 102 years old, Bernice K. Cohen: 1912-2014] We have no Language for loss; And every loss is different… Some sudden, Some after long and painful illness, Some too early. Some late in a long life. Losing a lifelong partner Is different from Losing a mother, Is different from Losing a father, Is different from Losing a Read More …

Returning to the Workplace After a Loss

Following the loss of a loved one, returning to the workplace can be an intimidating experience. However, for most the return to work will prove to be beneficial as it provides structure for a daily routine and a place to go each day. Unfortunately, the timing of the return to work is most likely dictated by bereavement leave policies, income requirements and the fear of losing a job rather than the griever’s readiness to return to Read More …

Workplace Memorials

Just as we have a yearning to remain close to our loved ones when they pass away, we have the same desire to remain connected to deceased co-workers with whom we have spent significant time collaborating and sharing professional goals. While they are no longer physically present, our colleagues’ contributions to our lives will always remain in our minds and hearts. Building an office memorial for a co-worker can be an effective tool to help Read More …

The Connection Remains Forever

What should I do with all the family photographs? How can I share my father’s legacy with my children and grandchildren? How do I remain connected with my mom after her passing? Where can I go besides the cemetery to spend time with my sister? Creating a memorial honoring your loved one is a great way to keep their spirit alive, giving your yearnings for a connection an outlet and allowing friends and family to Read More …