…suffering…no matter how multiplied, is always individual.”Anne Morrow Lindberg
In our last episode we talked about grief and mourning. This week we expand on the concept to discuss traumatic or complicated grief. Traumatic grief is grief and mourning over a death that came about in traumatic circumstances (e.g. sudden, suicide, murder).
COVID-19 affected many in this way because loved ones often died suddenly and alone. This can leave family members with regret and emotional pain from “not being there” at their last moments.
We talk about how to identify complicated grief, and ways to help yourself cope with this type of death.
- Traumatic Grief – When death is sudden and unexpected (Psychology Today)
- Traumatic Bereavement (Cruise Bereavement Center)
- After a month: traumatic grief and post-traumatic stress (Sudden, a resource for Sudden Death, including COVID-19)
- Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to COVID-19 – PDF (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
As Melissa from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen describes this recipe… If you love the classic eclair cake, you’ll do back flips for this glorious Death By Chocolate Eclair Cake variation. The chocolate mousse-like filling is sandwiched between chocolate graham crackers, then topped with a chocolate ganache. The top is beautifully garnished with chocolate whipped cream making it a chocolate lovers dream come true. Visit Melissa’s site for the recipe and a how-to video.
In Flagrante Delicto Morto
Charlie tells us about some French and British historical figures that left this world with a smile on their face…until the grim reaper showed up!
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