The Grief Geek

Death & the Maiden

By Caroline Lloyd

Firstly, I’d like to mention that I was delighted to be invited by the glamorous death squad, Death and the Maiden, to write a blog for them. As the geeky person, it’s always a welcome surprise to be invited to join the cool gang!

Once the excitement had subsided, I started wondering what would an audience used to death brain fodder find interesting about grief? So, I asked, and the answer was to post about why I wrote ‘The Book’. Initially I thought that would be easy, but then I realised everything I ordinarily write is research based; factual, painstakingly disseminated from the experts. Writing from a personal perspective is a different prospect altogether. So here goes…

Many years ago, when I was 22 years of age, my friend died from cancer at the age of 26. If this occurred today, my response would be something like…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, CT, MA

Thanatologist: Loss, Trauma, Crisis, Death, and Grief Educator - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007) Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimer's and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Former Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher
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