Today is World Cancer Day; a day of awareness raising, prevention, and celebrating survival. The overarching goal according to WorldCancerDay.org is to reduce premature deaths from cancer, and improve quality of life and cancer survival rates. But as a bereaved parent, I can’t help but also think of the non-survivors. Of the tragedy of losing a child … [Read more…]
Just last week the media outlets were overtaken by the tragedy in Connecticut. But as things go in the fast paced world of media coverage, new stories overtake the spotlight and the children and adult children who were killed fade into the distance of popular memory. But for the bereaved parents of Newtown, they are … [Read more…]
Visit Our Big Earth to read my article about supporting parents when their child dies. Understanding a Parent’s Grief: How to Support Family and Friends Who Face Child Loss sheds light on the experience of bereaved parents, so family and friends can better support bereaved parents and surviving children as they grieve for their child and sibling.
Last weekend co-author Randie Clark and I successfully ‘launched’ When Your Child Dies: Tools for Mending Parents’ Broken Hearts. The turnout was perfect. A large enough crowd that we had valuable discussion, but small enough that it still felt intimate. Since it was our first book, and hence our first launch, neither of us knew what … [Read more…]