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Let’s Talk About Death and Social Justice

December 4, 2012 by

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There is this idea, lingering out there in grocery story aisles and behind white picket fences, that working in the profession of death, dying, and bereavement is depressing. This idea, at least as it tends to be conveyed by folks who admire or watch it from afar, seems to be juxtaposed with the notion that […]

“Healthy, honest, and healing.” An interview with Joe Primo

May 30, 2012 by

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Joe Primo is the Associate Executive Director at the Good Grief Center for grieving children and teens in New Jersey and a board member of the National Alliance of Grieving Children. He earned his master’s of divinity degree at Yale University. Primo’s essay, “The Business of Grief,” which draws from his personal experiences as a […]

A Petition that Acknowledges Grief in the Workplace

April 11, 2012 by

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The majority of bereaved employees are thrown right back into work shortly after they experience the death of a loved one. Most businesses only permit three paid days off. Over the years, I have heard many beautiful stories in which co-workers gave up their vacation time to help a colleague; Christmas gifts were foregone so […]