TAL #017 MÉLANIE KERN

TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Why the holidays are especially difficult when we are grieving
  • Safety in the midst of illness
  • The continued shock and longing for a parent
  • The "Never Again" of loss
  • The presence of absence
  • The new season that begins when someone we love dies
  • Why the happiness of the holiday season traps us in grief
  • Making space for the empty chair
  • Memories as presents
  • Creating new traditions and families
  • Poetic interpretations of grief

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

You have to feel the feelings, even if they hurt.
— Mélanie Kern
If you remember the person, if you share your memories about the person, you honor them.
— Mélanie Kern
The relationship goes on. It doesn’t just stop.
— Mélanie Kern

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 Mr. Bigtoe

Mr. Bigtoe

 The Empty Chair image on her thesis cover

The Empty Chair image on her thesis cover

 

 

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