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EveryDayGrief offers books, sympathy cards, toys, training materials for professionals and grief-related curriculum development for all educational settings, including Colleges and Universities.
EveryDayGrief offers books, sympathy cards, toys, training materials for professionals and grief-related curriculum development for all educational settings, including Colleges and Universities.

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What is your symphony of Grief and how does it sound? Mine is full of drums playing different melodies of sound from gentle to boistrous. ...AND a beat that forces me to move to it.

Thank you Jane for sharing your Story. Compassion & Choices My mother, Pat Manning, lived a charmed life. When she was 16, she became the first-ever Queen of the Cody, Wyoming, Stampede Rodeo. She sat in the owner’s box when Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, met more than one president of the United States and traveled the world. She even walked away from a single-engine plane crash. Mom loved her family, antiques, and the joy and laughter of the many guests she entertained at home. But when she was 79, she began to dwindle. No “big” diagnosis; an infection here, another illness there. Many trips to the hospital often led to days in intensive care. For three years, she kept returning home, where my sisters and brother and I were able to care for her and keep her relatively comfortable. But she was tired and often in pain. And her strong mind mourned how weak her body had become. She was very clear with us: She did not want to live that way. At 82, she made her final trip to the hospital. The doctors said they could try surgery, but my mother had told us what she wanted. There was no hand-wringing, no second-guessing. She died very peacefully four days later surrounded by family. Her room was filled with friends until hours before her death. I am still grateful today for the gift my mother gave me. She told us exactly what she wanted, and in return we were able make sure she died peacefully. I didn’t realize how important — and rare — that gift really was until two years later when I came to work for Compassion & Choices. I am deeply grateful to be here, to help others give their children the same gift and to help their children return the gift by honoring their parents’ end-of-life wishes. I encourage you to think about the kind of gift you can give a loved one. And to every mother reading this, I send my best wishes for a very happy Mother’s Day. Thank you so much for your support. Sincerely, Jane Sanders Compassion & Choices

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Is it #grief or #graffiti? What's your opinion? #9/11 via @LATimesOpinion http://ow.ly/xv2cR

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Was Your Relationship 'Good' Enough to Warrant So Much #Grief? - via @HealthyLiving by @refugeingrief. #tongueincheek http://ow.ly/xv25n

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The Secret Life of #Grief - @The Atlantic. "For many of us, grief is something else: #Resilience." http://ow.ly/xv1Pi

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"Losing someone you love hurts so much..." Say it simply with our unique #sympathy card. #grief Available on @Etsy http://ow.ly/ww7Hq

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Our original Soothe Your Soul orange mug on @Etsy. (It's a really good #orange, trust us.) #grief http://ow.ly/ww7xS

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Griefabet is even a coloring book now! Take a quiet moments and grab your #crayons. #grief http://ow.ly/ww7mn Available on @Etsy.

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This is our original CareBasket on @Etsy. Sooth somebody's soul! #grief #giftbasket http://ow.ly/ww7e9

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Griefabet is digital AND in Color! You can get it on @Etsy or search at your favorite eBook store! Details: http://ow.ly/ww73L #grief
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