MKD Reflections

Journaling Through Your Grief

Once again this week, at our Grief Support Group meeting, Gene, who leads our discussions, mentioned the importance of journaling about grief. He has said before that the act of taking pen(cil) to paper and writing about feelings and emotions … Continued

Twelve Days of Remembering

“On the first Day of Christmas my true love gave to me . . . “ How many times haven’t you heard that song played on the radio during the Christmas season? The “Days of Christmas” refer to the twelve … Continued

Love With A Widow’s Heart

I recently had a conversation with a widow who lost her spouse. Although I have had many such conversations, this one really impacted me differently. This woman spoke of things with a spouse that can annoy, irritate, and sometimes really … Continued

Anticipatory Grief

What is anticipatory grief? Anticipatory grief is defined as grief that occurs before death in contrast to grief after death (conventional grief). Rather than the death alone, this type of grief includes many losses and may occur over an extended … Continued

MKD Grief Support Group

As the Family Aftercare Services Coordinator at MKD I often talk with family members who are having a difficult time following the death of their loved one. They express surprise at the intensity of their grief; the unexpected length of … Continued