The posts you may find helpful after a death are:
How to be Creative in Celebrations of Life if you are challenged to create a ceremony to honor the life of one you loved.
Grief is Not Selfish! If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, or the end of a relationship, or loss of independence due to ill health, this post might be helpful to you. It offers ways of understanding and expressing grief, and giving yourself time to fully grieve a loss.
The Loneliness Series Part 1 After the death of a loved one, how do we each find purpose in our days, how do we still remain connected to our communities? This series explores the feeling of loneliness that seems to be reaching epidemic proportions at every generation, despite technology that is supposed to connect us all. You can read this post, or listen to an audio version of it.
Death: Will it bring out the best or worst in you? During and after the death of a loved one, everyone gets to decide how they will cope and react and interact with others. This post is about monitoring our own behavior and reactions at the time of death, and being thoughtful in how we “show up” after a death in relationship to others.
How to Stop Thefts from Elders and the Dead This post offers suggestions for how to protect a potentially vulnerable elder from financial exploitation. It also includes planning ideas to keep vulnerable adults safe from predators who seek out opportunities to steal from this population. After a death of a spouse or partner, single vulnerable elders are lonely and grieving and easily taken advantage of so planning and protecting them so that they can remain safe is of critical importance.
How do we stay in our homes until we die? Staying in the home safely is a serious issue for people who are committed to remaining in their homes until they die. This two part series offers suggestions for how to make sure the physical home is safe to prevent falls/accidents and fires. The second post in the series is How do we stay in our homes until we die? Part 2. This information is not just for elders, it is also designed for those who are building homes they want to age in safely.
When Your Abuser or Abandoner Dies: How to Cope When the person who died abused or abandoned you, their death can bring back the anger, nightmares, pain and emotional trauma you suffered during their lifetime. This post offers suggestions for the person coping with the death of their abuser, and offers suggestions for the friends or family members who caring for them.
Anger Stops You from Visit to a Deathbed? Suggestions When you cannot go to a deathbed vigil for someone who is dying because you are angry with that person, this post offers suggestions on ways to deal with your anger and expressing it in ways that may be helpful to you. An example is given of how one young man faced his abusive mother on her deathbed, with dignity and compassion.