Category Archives: Transitions, Loss, Grief

Grief and Loss: What Should I Do and Say?

Recently I learned that a dear friend’s mother passed away. As I collected myself, I had a number of thoughts and feelings, which included sadness and concern for my grieving friend. I thought I would list a few questions that most of us ask ourselves when hearing about a loss. Perhaps it will give you some…
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Handling Grief in the Workplace – Pt. 2

Part 2 Advice for Helping the Grieving Work Team Stacey, a dedicated employee of a mid-sized accounting firm, suffered a heart attack in her late forties. After the standard medical leave time, she had to take additional time to fully recover from the heart attack. She shared with me that her manager was OK about…
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Handling Grief in the Workplace – Pt. 1

Part 1 Advice for Helping the Grieving Employee Serious illness or a death in the family is the second most common problem, which affects workplace performance following stress. It is estimated that 81% of the United States workforce is negatively impacted by crisis and grief due to events such as: death, illness, accidents, terrorism, divorce,…
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You Just Never Know

Recently an article appeared in my local newspaper that caught my attention.  A woman wrote to the newspaper to apologize and thank a man she had encountered at the post office.  Seems the man held the door open for her as she entered the building but lost in her own thoughts, she failed to notice…
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