grief http://wamc.org en "Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey Of Hope & Forgiveness" By Scarlett Lewis http://wamc.org/post/nurturing-healing-love-mother-s-journey-hope-forgiveness-scarlett-lewis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On December 14, 2012, Scarlett Lewis experienced something that no parent should ever have to endure: she lost her son Jesse in an act of unimaginable violence. The day started just like any other, but when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Scarlett’s life changed forever.</span></p><p>Following Jesse’s death, Scarlett went on an unexpected journey, inspired by a simple three-word message he had scrawled on their kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died: Norurting Helin Love (Nurturing Healing Love). It was as if he knew just what his family would need in order to go on after this horrible tragedy.</p><p>**As mentioned in the interview posted here, J.T. Lewis' website is <a href="http://www.newtownhelpsrwanda.org/">newtownhelpsrwanda.org</a>.**</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79723 at http://wamc.org "Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey Of Hope & Forgiveness" By Scarlett Lewis "Saturday Night Widows" by Becky Aikman http://wamc.org/post/saturday-night-widows-becky-aikman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When journalist Becky Aikman was widowed in her 40s, she felt unmoored. But she couldn’t find the kind of help that she needed, so she dug into the data and eventually created her own unique support system.</p><p>Her book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307590437/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307590437&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0307590437" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, details the trials and triumphs following tragedy — and new research about what really helps the bereaved.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58685 at http://wamc.org "Saturday Night Widows" by Becky Aikman "As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling" by Anne Serling http://wamc.org/post/i-knew-him-my-dad-rod-serling-anne-serling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To Anne </span>Serling<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the imposing figure the public saw hosting </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Twilight Zone</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> each week, intoning cautionary observations about fate, chance, and humanity, was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad, Rod </span>Serling<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, would play on the floor with the dogs, had nicknames for everyone in the family.</span></p><p>After his unexpected death at 50, Anne, just 20, was left stunned. Gradually, she found solace for her grief by talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories.</p><p>Now she shares personal photos, eloquent, revealing letters, and beautifully rendered scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family's time together. Her new book is: <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0806536152/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0806536152&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0806536152" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67189 at http://wamc.org "As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling" by Anne Serling Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Anne Banks and Ted Dobson http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartockin-conversation-anne-banks-and-ted-dobson <p>Alan is joined by Anne Banks and Ted Dobson, whose daughter, Moira Banks-Dobson of Sheffield, Mass., was killed by a drunk driver who had six previous convictions in February of 2012. Her death has led her parents to push for various reforms in the months since. There's more information about their efforts and their daughter's life at <a href="http://moiramemorial.org/">moiramemorial.org</a>.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 55752 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Anne Banks and Ted Dobson Meghan O'Rourke - The Long Goodbye http://wamc.org/post/meghan-orourke-long-goodbye <p class="legacy-byline">We welcome Meghan O&#39;Rourke&nbsp;and speak with her about the loss of her mother and her book, <em>The Long Goodbye</em>.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:02:10 +0000 Joe Donahue 29767 at http://wamc.org Meghan O'Rourke - The Long Goodbye