The Survivor’s Checklist: Your Loved One Just Died. What Now?

What to do right away: In the first few hours? Nothing is fine. Just breathe. There’s stuff to do, but it isn’t urgent. You don’t even need to move the body right away, it’ll keep for at least a day. It’s fine to just take a beat. This sucks, and I’m sorry. If it was an unexpected death, call your local police department (not 911) to report an unattended death.  If hospice was involved call […]

Books about Changing

Change sucks. These books can help. I just finished reading “Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes: Strategies for coping with the difficult, painful, and confusing times in your life” by William Bridges (copyright 1980). It was really helpful, one of those books that everyone needs on their shelf for when life gobsmacks you.  This is just a stub for this entry, but I would consider it a good companion book for most life changes, along […]