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Dear Grief

We put out a call to action last week encouraging all of you out there, adults and kids alike, to write a letter to grief in honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day.  When the letters didn’t come rolling in we decided the concept of a ‘letter’ may feel like a little much.  I mean, it …


‘Tis the Season for Grief-Related Social Anxiety

Part of my self-care regime is reading The Onion articles whenever possible.  I don’t know what it is, their headlines just speak to my personal sense of neuroticism and social awkwardness. Some may have laughed at the above headline (I certainly did), but for those who’ve recently experienced the death of a loved one this is actually …


Talking To Kids About The Paris Attacks

I have no words for the tragedy that has unfolded in Paris tonight.  I wish there were words of wisdom or comfort or insight I could offer, but you know as well as I that no such words exist.  As Eleanor and I stood in her living room, staring at the TV, we shared that …

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A Simple Wish for Baltimore

On April 28, 2015 I was scheduled to speak at Grand Rounds at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.  I woke up that morning feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and directionless – much like many of my fellow neighbors. I didn’t want to be leaving, even for the few hours I planned to be gone, and the …


Dear Grief: Share your letters to grief and support Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Dear Grief, It’s been a few years since I’ve written, I’m not sure if you noticed.  I guess the last time we officially corresponded I had some less than nice things to say about you.  I’m sorry about that, I hope you understand.  I mean, let’s be honest, I’m sure you’ve heard worse. Our relationship has …

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