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The Many Faces of Grief

Apr 23rd, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Grief is the emotional experience people have when we experience loss… loss of any kind. SCJ has written numerous articles about the many facets of grief, including Dealing With Loss and Grief, the difference between grief and depression, collective community grief, loss of a parent. Many other SCJ articles talk about grief as a natural and normal experience.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross is considered the historical expert on grief, what it is and how to deal with it. Her five stages of grief are well known. Most of us know grief when we lose a family member or close friend. But grief can also occur over the loss of something non-human. And that grief can be just as troublesome, indeed debilitating, as the loss of a person near and dear to us.


Sep 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Looking for Good News in Bad Times is illustrated well in a quote from Loren Eisely’s “Singers of Life.”

“When I awoke I was dimly aware of some commotion and outcry in the clearing. The light was slanting down through the pines in such a way that the glade was lit like some vast cathedral. I could see the dust motes of wood pollen in the long shaft of light…and there on the extended branch of a dead tree sat an enormous raven with a red and squirming baby bird in its beak. The sound that awoke me was the outraged cries of the baby bird’s parents. They flew helplessly in circles about the clearing. The sleek monster of a raven was indifferent to them. He gulped, swallowed the little bird, whetted his beak on the branch for a moment and then sat still.

Up to that point the little tragedy had followed the usual pattern. But suddenly, out of all that area of woodland, a soft sound of