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“Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” by Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert:A children's book about finding your own way though the grieving process
The Mystery and Magic of Haitian Vodou Funeral Rites:Ensuring the survival of the spirit
The Trouble with Diagnosing Mitochondrial Disease:And why a computer hacker faces 15 years in prison for intervening in a troubling case
Category Archives: Lending Insight
A grief counselor and bereaved mother offers insight and compassion to those who are struggling with grief
Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D. is a researcher, educator, grief counselor and Zen priest who for over 20 years has helped her clients navigate the treacherous, terrifying path of traumatic grief. She is also a bereaved mother whose baby daughter, Cheyenne, died … Continue reading
A documentary series unravels the mystery around a beloved nun's death
Following its massive success with the series “Making a Murderer,” Netflix has become the place for true crime enthusiasts to gather around and discuss complex murder mysteries. This year, Netflix released another fascinating series about murder and conspiratorial cover-ups, “The Keepers.” In it, … Continue reading
The story of a father grieving for his son
“Fireflies: A Father’s Tale of Love and Loss” by David Morrell tells the story of David’s grief at the death of his 15-year-old son, Matthew. Six months before the opening scenes of the book, Matthew was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. A … Continue reading
An inmate-staffed hospice program in one of the roughest prisons in the U.S.
Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana has a long held and justly deserved reputation as one of the roughest prisons in the United States. With over 5,000 inmates and 1,000 prison employees, it is the largest maximum security correctional facility in … Continue reading
The poet's experiences with breast cancer, mastectomy sugery and coming to terms with her diagnosis
“The Cancer Journals” by Audre Lorde is an extremely personal account of one woman’s experience with breast cancer and the plethora of emotions that accompany a cancer diagnosis. The book weaves her personal journal entries together with a more traditional … Continue reading