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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 01/20/2023

Author of Unbelievable Grief: Incredible Grace: A memoir


Have you ever felt confused and overwhelmed by untamable emotions? The emotions associated with grief, loss, and mourning can be very tangential. One minute you can feel grounded, and the next you can feel knocked down. Join us for a discussion with the author of a memoir about her journey with grief that she wrote to help others who may be experiencing an “unbelievable grief.” 

Carrie S Boone, LCSW-C, Author of Unbelievable Grief: Incredible Grace: A memoir

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12:07:04     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.amazon.com/Unbelievable-Grief-Incredible-Grace-memoir/dp/1662856636?asin=B0BBP9RB9S&revisionId=eead612c&format=1&depth=1

12:12:45     From  Ken Silverstein : Hi Everyone--Happy New Year--

12:14:08     From  Ken Silverstein : Ken Silverstein, Friends Club, Bethesda.  We are currently adding a fourth day to our program, so I have openings.  We are a social club for men with early to mid stage memory loss.  Contact info--ken@friendsclubbethesda.org, 301-469-0070.

12:19:43     From  Deborah Dougherty : The anticipatory grief associated with ALZ may be quite unique as this may be present for many, many years pre-death.  Any thoughts?

12:22:12     From  Deborah Dougherty : I feel if I leaned into grief I would no longer be an effective caregiver.

12:22:17     From  JoAnn Lynn   to   Hosts and panelists : Steve, the term is repass rather than repath.

12:24:01     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community   to   JoAnn Lynn and all panelists : thanks!

12:24:53     From  Margie L   to   Hosts and panelists : Anticipatory grief IS indeed real. I've found it's helped me in losses as I can do some emotional preparation. It doesn't cancel grief but mitigates it

12:33:06     From  Margie L   to   Hosts and panelists : I'm sure you're familiar with Ady Barkan and Be A Hero . He's an amazing activist who has ALS

12:34:11     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Since 2017, Ady’s work has focused on health care, marshaling his own paralysis from A.L.S. to urge Americans to demand more of our government. https://beaherofund.com/ady-barkan/

12:40:57     From  Margie L   to   Hosts and panelists : Iona also has a loan program for medical equipment

12:41:08     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From Margie L to All Panelists 12:40 PM

Iona also has a loan program for medical equipment

12:42:19     From  Margie L   to   Hosts and panelists : You've been through multiple losses! Thank you for channeling your grief into helpfulness for others

12:43:26     From  Ken Silverstein : Hospice Care can also facilitate equipment needs

12:47:54     From  E. Wolfington   to   Hosts and panelists : Your anticipatory grief resonated with me. I lost my dad in April of 2020 due to prostate cancer and after being told that he had 6 mos to one year. Your book title was so appropriate. My journey was “unbelievable.” I did not write a book, but I did get an essay published in a book of anthologies. I was inspired to write about how one can find a bright spot after loss. Congratulations on your book and interview opportunities. As a Latina and grief educator I am inspired to see another woman of color involved in this work! I just ordered your book!

12:49:23     From  Deborah Dougherty : Its difficult to be your own healer.

12:53:58     From  Deborah Smith : Thank you for defining the term "anticipatory grief".  I am facing the death of my cat, my only support.  Thank you soo much for coming today and thank you Steve Gurney for hosting this essential webinar.   What about Elizabeth Kubler-Ross on the different stages of grief?

12:55:14     From  JoAnn Lynn : Fantastic discussion!  I, too am a (retired) hospital social worker who did discharge planning and used the Senior Sourcebook.  My husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness six years before he died in July 2022.  During the pandemic I began listening to these Positive Aging discussions.  I shared my learning with my husband, whose condition was deteriorating. It was reassuring to him that I was preparing for the future.  I cannot even begin to express how much I (we) learned from the discussions and how they helped with my anticipatory grief! Thank you!

12:55:23     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.inspirationbycarrie.com/

12:56:37     From  Cynthia Thomas   to   Hosts and panelists : Hello.  I came on late, but I plan to view the recording later.  I look forward to reading your book!  Thank You so much for being a source of healing for us all!

12:58:43     From  Nia Bowser : This was a blessing today - thank you so much for sharing Carrie and for leading this discussion Steve!

12:59:38     From  Deborah Smith : Awesome discussion, thank you soo much.

13:00:21     From  Antoinette Jeffries : My husband just died last month and I will definitely get this book because I don't know how to get to tomorrow.

13:00:26     From  Susan Payne   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you Carrie and Steve!  Great program and a blessing for sure!

13:00:42     From  R Hart : Thank you Carrie for a great presentation

13:01:13     From  Cynthia Thomas : THANK YOU, and Steve, for being a source of strength and healing for all of us!


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