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Grief - a thread . Just speaking from my experience with limited ( zero ? ) professional training - so not a qualified grief counselor or psychiatric professional. When my dad had cancer I moved back home and did what little I could to help, as you do.
After dad died mom was diagnosed with another type of cancer - so she had hardly time to get over her grief and live a bit - she always did the majority of housework and kept our family together - dad was awkward with parenting. So cancer diagnosis very hard...
I could carry dad to bathroom in later stages as he got weak but this wasn't going to happen with mom - seeing her suffer and get thin, shrink from cancer , pretty devastating for me, must have been horrible for her of course.
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On a serious note:
Tuesday is my father's 2nd yahrzeit
Sunday 4/21 was the 2y anniversary of his death.

In reflecting back, I have some thoughts for #medtwitter, #Jews and the general public...
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#death #dying #grief #PalliativeCare #medicine
1. Condolence notes just need to say, "I am thinking of you" or "I was sorry to hear your news" or "I am sorry for your loss."

Don't overthink it, and don't offer false platitudes. Send your note or make your call, and the person who is #mourning knows you care.
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2. Show up.
For #shiva, for #kaddish. The first week, there's a lot of people around in a #Jewish house of mourning. Then everyone goes home, and we are left alone.
Offer to go to lunch. Bring dinner. Take a walk.
Join us in shul. Kaddish that first time in services was hard.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4376: Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump - a Study in Contrasts #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #JacindaArdern #DonaldTrump #ChristchurchShooting #Empathy #Grief
1/ This photo of Jacinda Ardern was taken in the immediate aftermath of the 15 March 2019 mass shooting at two Mosques in Christchurch. Since the tragedy, there've been thousands of images of the New Zealand Prime minister displaying this same classic expression of empathy-grief:
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• Elevated Central Forehead Contraction
• Inner (medial) Eyebrows Upturned
• Upper Eyelids Slightly Closed
• Nostrils Slightly Flared
• Slight Lip Protrusion
• Down-turned Mouth Corners

Any person feeling sincere empathy will, to some degree, display this expression.
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THE LANGUAGE OF GRIEF REVISITED
Mircroburst Essay #6?

One week ago, I said in a thread we lack the language to talk about #dying, #death, & #grief, and that we also lack the #emotions. I said we might need hybrid emotions such as grief-anger; grief-ambiguity; grief-humor.
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Here is the link to the thread if you want to get yourself up to speed but it’s really not necessary. I think you can jump in from here.

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Anyway, this idea resonated with a lot of people. “Yes,” the masses (okay, maybe the smattering) said, “We need a better language and set of emotions to deal with the welter of the human experience. We lack the words and emotions to discuss and feel these things”
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