The Biology of Grief

Scientists know that the intense stress of grieving can affect the body in various ways, but much remains a mystery.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #oconnor-frances, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

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Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing

It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #productivity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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When Her Mother Died, She Found Solace at a Korean Grocery

Michelle Zauner, a musician who performs under the name Japanese Breakfast, is making her book debut with “Crying in H Mart.”

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #crying-in-h-mart-book, #grief-emotion, #korean-americans, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #writing-and-writers, #zauner-michelle-japanese-breakfast

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Mourning Another Fallen Officer, Capitol Police Face Deepening Crisis

Officer William F. Evans was the second Capitol Police officer to lie in honor in the Rotunda this year, the latest blow to a department reeling after the Jan. 6 attack.

#attacks-on-police, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #deaths-fatalities, #evans-william-f-us-capitol-police-officer, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Every Covid-19 Death Leaves Behind a Circle of Grief

For each person who dies of Covid-19, experts say there at least nine newly bereaved. We must begin to address the toll.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #grief-emotion

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‘Worn Stories’ Treats Clothing as the Fabric of Memory. I Can Relate.

Inspired by the new Netflix documentary series, a writer takes a journey through his own closet as a means of processing grief.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #fashion-and-apparel, #grief-emotion, #netflix-inc, #spivack-emily, #television, #worn-stories-book, #worn-stories-tv-program

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We Weren’t Meant to Grieve Alone

We’ve been deprived of the last moments with loved ones and in-person gatherings to mourn together. What can we do to heal?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

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When an Estranged Relative Dies, Some Face Grief, Regret and Relief

Some have regrets over unfinished business. For others, the end of an unhappy and complicated relationship just comes as a relief.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

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Thank God for the Poets

Their words remind us that suffering is not our only birthright. Life is also our birthright — life and love and beauty.

#auden-wystan-hugh, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gorman-amanda, #grief-emotion, #poetry-and-poets, #whitman-walt

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How to Start Healing During a Season of Grief

There is no singular way to respond to heartache or sorrow. Find the strategy that works best for you.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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‘Mom Is Really Different’: Nursing Homes Reopen to Joy and Grief

Nursing homes, one of the most restricted settings in America during the pandemic, are allowing visitors again. But opening the doors has brought new complications.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elderly, #grief-emotion, #hospice-care, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Behind Closed Doors, ‘the Difficulty and the Beauty’ of Pandemic Hospice Work

“I did not really understand when people would ask, ‘Why me and why my family?’” a hospice chaplain said. “Now I was asking the same questions.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #elder-care, #express-inc, #grief-emotion, #home-health-care, #nassau-county-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Disenfranchised Grief in a Year of Pandemic Losses

There is a name for grief that isn’t routinely acknowledged: disenfranchised grief. 

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #grief-emotion, #parker-pope-tara, #shutdowns-institutional

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A Year of Trauma and Resilience: How the Pandemic Changed Everything

New York Times readers describe the ways the pandemic first hit them and upended their lives, in their own words.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

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Health Care Workers on the Frontline Face a Year of Risk, Fear and Loss

For many nurses and doctors, medicine was an inherited calling and one that bound couples. Then the virus threatened the ones they love.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #your-feed-healthcare

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Hearing My Dead Wife’s Voice in the Pandemic’s Silence

She had always been the person I turned to in difficult times. Maybe she could help me through this isolation, too.

#grief-emotion, #loneliness, #marriages, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Year Grandparents Lost

The enforced separations of the pandemic have brought a particular kind of mourning to many grandparents.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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There Is No Vaccine for Grief

But there are ways to prepare to face it.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion

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For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

#asheville-nc, #columbus-ohio, #emergency-medical-treatment, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #hendersonville-nc, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Team Molly: The Family After Molly Steinsapir’s Death

While her daughter was hospitalized, one mother built more room for our national grief.

#computers-and-the-internet, #grief-emotion, #social-media, #twitter, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

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What Loss Looks Like: Share an Object of Remembrance

Show us the artifacts that help you memorialize a person or experience lost during the pandemic. Your submission may be included in an upcoming project.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #grief-emotion

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My Mother Died When I Was 7. I’m Grieving 37 Years Later.

Delayed grief is sometimes triggered by an event later in life, experts say.

#children-and-childhood, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

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Why a Canadian Artist’s U.S. Exhibition Features Giant Emojis

The Canadian artist Divya Mehra’s first U.S. solo show takes a surprising look at mourning. She uses giant emojis to portray her devastation.

#art, #canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #emojis-and-emoticons, #grief-emotion, #los-angeles-calif, #mehra-divya-1981, #night-gallery-los-angeles-calif-gallery, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sculpture, #the-funny-things-you-do-exhibit

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‘Right Now Feels So Long and Without Any End in Sight’

More than 700 people have been keeping digital diaries as part of Pandemic Journaling Project. It may be the most complete record of our shifting moods in this isolating year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diaries, #grief-emotion, #mexico, #north-america, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines, #university-of-connecticut, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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In Our Pandemic Isolation, Every Death Is a Covid Death

Even a cancer death like my friend’s is subject to one of the most brutal cruelties of the pandemic: Being apart.

#brain-cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #friendship, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Voices From China’s Covid Crisis, One Year After Wuhan Lockdown

One year after China locked down Wuhan, six people describe how they found courage in adversity, calm amid grief, and meaning in chaos.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #wuhan-china

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Zoom Funeral Tips

Holding a funeral or memorial on a videoconferencing platform like Zoom offers several advantages: It’s easy for distant guests to attend, and you can record it.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Losing a Loved One Twice: First to Prison, Then to Covid

As the coronavirus swept through prisons across the United States, mourning families were left to navigate grief complicated by stigma and red tape.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #grief-emotion, #prisons-and-prisoners, #san-quentin-prison

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What Would David Bowie Do?

Five years after his death, the dystopian world that his music describes seems closer than ever. But maybe he can show us a way out of it.

#blackstar-album, #bowie-david, #diamond-dogs-album, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #the-rise-and-fall-of-ziggy-stardust-and-the-spiders-from-mars-album

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Gabby Giffords: 10 Years Ago, a Gunman Tried to Silence Me

During a week in which our country has endured shock, I’ve thought a lot about resilience and determination.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #giffords-gabrielle, #grief-emotion, #lincoln-abraham, #mass-shootings, #tucson-ariz

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How a Zen Buddhist Monk and Hospital Chaplain Spends His Sundays

To care for Covid-19 patients and their families, Seigan Ed Glassing reserves one day of the week to care for himself.

#chaplains, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #glassing-seigan-ed, #grief-emotion, #inwood-hill-park-manhattan-ny, #meditation, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital

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‘The Other Half of My Soul’: Widows of Covid-19 Bond Over Sudden Loss

Men have died of the coronavirus in larger numbers than women, leaving untold thousands of spouses suddenly alone. Some have turned to bereavement groups on Facebook.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #grief-emotion, #united-states, #widows-and-widowers, #women-and-girls

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I Miss Dap

In this year of losses, even the way we greet each other has changed.

#basketball, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion

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The 48 Mountains That Held My Grief

After my son Ben died by suicide, I turned to hiking. I found myself: broken, but braver.

#grief-emotion, #hikes-and-hiking, #new-hampshire, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Holiday Cookie Baking to Connect With Those We Miss

At the darkest time of year, we bake our pain and loss into something to pass to others when it becomes too much to carry.

#cookies, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #knitting-and-knit-goods, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Not the Widow, Just the Ex-Wife

Can grief for loss be rekindled by final loss? Or is it grieving for the end of possibility, to revisit the decision and to ask him, “Did you ever regret leaving?”

#families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marriages

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Grieving for the Trips Not Taken

As a year of disruption closes, those with scrapped travel plans grapple with a sense of loss about places not seen, experiences not had, people not hugged and time that’s impossible to get back.

#families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #travel-and-vacations

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Abandon Your Thanksgiving Script

This year, we have a chance to build a different kind of holiday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton On Their Thanksgiving Plans

After a misdirected text, Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton became internet famous for their holiday celebrations. This year, they will feel major loss from the pandemic at their table.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #jamal-hinton, #thanksgiving-day, #wanda-dench

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You Don’t Have to Fake It Through Thanksgiving

The need for joy and celebration cannot erase loss, even during the holidays.

#grief-emotion, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #terrible-thanks-for-asking-radio-program, #thanksgiving-day

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How to Know When Your Child Is Stressed

Identifying your child’s emotional and behavioral reactions to stress is crucial, experts say, especially when anxieties are high.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #parenting

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What Losing My Father Taught Me About Parenting, Planets and Pain

Pain, both physical and emotional, is not something to be feared; it’s something to learn to manage, no matter your age, health or time left to live.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #parenting

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Don’t Grieve Alone. Reach Out.

Finding emotional support during a crisis often means turning to long-established networks already built for distance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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5 People Who Can Help You Strengthen Your Empathy Muscle

Ever wondered how empathetic you are? Consider the advice of these five people who have spent their lives studying, understanding and practicing empathy.

#empathy, #grief-emotion, #news-and-news-media, #social-media

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How Can We Bear This Much Loss?

In William Blake’s engravings for the Book of Job I found a powerful lesson about grief and attachment.

#blake-william, #books-and-literature, #deaths-fatalities, #grief-emotion, #poetry-and-poets

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For Women, the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Brings a Particular Grief

Quite apart from the politics surrounding Justice Ginsburg’s death and the fight over her replacement, women of all ages are feeling the loss of a role model.

#discrimination, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #grief-emotion, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Covid-19 Deaths: With Flags, Crosses and Photos, Mourning 200,000 Dead

Those left behind must grieve in a country still firmly gripped by the coronavirus pandemic. Everywhere they turn, there is a reminder of their pain.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #united-states

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Helping Children With Pandemic Grief

Many children may learn of a grandparent’s death without a chance to visit to say goodbye.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #parenting

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The Particular Pain of Pandemic Grief

I had never told my father I loved him until he lay dying half a world away, body wrecked with coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #nursing-and-nurses, #quarantines

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Talking to the Dead in the Sunshine State

I was searching for facts, for a lost friend, and for what couldn’t be explained.

#death-and-dying, #florida, #grief-emotion, #psychics-and-fortune-tellers, #religion-and-belief

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