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What’s going to happen next? Grappling With the Unknowns of Illness, Death and Dying

Some things that are comforting: control, knowledge, predictability and routine. Some things that are uncomfortable: lack of control, the unknown, unpredictability and chaos. When faced with a serious illness, having the answer to one simple question would make everything immeasurably easier: “What’s going to happen next?” You will find that despite hundreds or even thousands continue reading…

Your Holiday Grief Toolkit: Piecing Together a Holiday without your Loved One

There is perhaps no milestone so daunting for the newly bereaved as the holiday season: a time typically spent celebrating family and enjoying the company of loved ones. Getting through your first holiday season without a loved one is difficult, but certainly not impossible. Just as you have weathered the grief process so far, rest continue reading…

Talking to Children about Serious Illness

Five Myths, Debunked When there is a serious illness in the family, children need to trust the adults in their family more than ever. Changes can be confusing, from the disruptions to daily routines to the changes in their loved one’s physical appearance. That’s why it’s so important to communicate openly and honestly with children continue reading…

Paying for End-of-Life Care

  How to pay for the rising costs of health care? Concerns over these costs are shared not only by elected officials, but by almost every family across the country as well. Many baby boomers are caring for their aging parents just as they are facing their own health care issues. Yet, for almost 30 continue reading…