Posts by Michael Thal

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A Writer Deals With Grief

by Michael Thal

Michael L. Thal, an accomplished freelancer, is the author of The Koolura Series, Goodbye Tchaikovsky, and The Abduction of Joshua Bloom. He has written and published over 80 articles for magazines and newspapers including Highlights for Children, The Los Angeles … Continue reading

Healing One Day At A Time

by Don Phillipson

Grief itself can be and usually is overwhelming. Dealing with grief — healing — can be equally daunting. That is why Martha Whitmore Hickman’s beautiful book, Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief, is so valuable. In its … Continue reading

Hope For Suicide Survivors

by Don Phillipson

Grief is a natural reaction to death. Grief can be intensified when a death is untimely — when a young person or a child dies. Grief and additional emotions can be doubly intensified and more when a young person dies … Continue reading

What We Can Learn From 9/11

by Don Phillipson

Today, on the anniversary of 9/11, many people are writing about the meaning, significance and even personal memories of that awful day.  There is an aspect of the event, though, that is particularly meaningful to those associated with Hope Connection … Continue reading