Posts Tagged ‘grieving’

Condolence in a digital age

Friday, October 7th, 2016

How do we comfort others in this digital age? Is a text message or emoji enough? When, pray tell, should we actually use the phone to call? Or…talk face-to-face?! A recent NY Times commentary, “The Art of Condolence” by author Bruce Feiler, wades into these choppy waters of shifting cultural expectations. Penned after Feiler’s own mighty Read more

Her death still hurts, but it is better now

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of the late singer Michael Jackson, cut her wrists and swallowed a bottle of pills June 6. As she recovers, one in six high school students will seriously consider ending their lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third leading cause of death for Read more

How to act around the grieving

Friday, June 14th, 2013

When Justin Middling slumped to the floor during a university lecture, his peers thought he was mucking around. The 33-year old was dying. By the time his friends realised he was not joking, by the time paramedics navigated the stairs to the lecture theatre and by the time they got him to hospital, he was Read more

Grieving partner offers forgiveness at man’s sentencing

Friday, May 31st, 2013

A judge has commended a grieving woman and the man responsible for her partner’s death during an emotional court hearing following a fatal road accident. Donald Stewart Wills, 66, of Morison’s Bush, appeared for sentencing today before Judge Bill Hastings on a charge of careless driving causing the death of Ricki Cobb on the Waiohine Read more