Rainbow Babies after a Storm of Loss

For generations, miscarriages have been a source of hidden grief for couples and families. Sadly, miscarriage is a relatively common occurrence.  The New York City-based Seleni Institute estimates that one in four pregnancies is spontaneously aborted.  In addition, 1 in every 160 births is still born. Friends and loved ones continue to grapple with comforting …

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Remembering Well

In the Jewish tradition an “unveiling” ceremony takes place about a year after a loved one’s passing.  At graveside, the headstone of the deceased is revealed, among family members and friends and special prayers and remarks are offered.  It publicly honors the departed and marks the end of a part of the mourning process.  Although …

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

At various points, I’ve written about the increasingly significant role of social media, allowing loved ones to accompany individuals, couples, and families through significant transitions during the life cycle, be it preparing for a wedding, anticipating an impending death, or facilitating grief in the mourning process. I’ve never seen a more beautiful unfolding of the …

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