Archive | December, 2015

Amy Schumer’s Film Trainwreck Talks About Death and Grief

There’s a pivotal scene deep into the film Trainwreck, where Amy’s boss gives her the corporate version of sympathy.  It’s so brief that I lost it in laughter first time around and only picked it up on second viewing.  Our heroine’s emotional crash may have begun (spoiler alert) with her father’s death, but she doesn’t go completely […]

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The Link Between Grieving and Estate Organizing

“Grieving is about choosing what to hold onto and what can be let go of.” These words were spoken by Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, author and bereavement social worker, during a daylong workshop The Art of Saying Goodbye.  I’m glad that I was seated when she said this, because you could have knocked me over with that proverbial feather.  […]

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