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Sibling Grief

Smallest Gesture Means Something to Mourners

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda K. Wertheimer

Today reminded me that there is a little bit of my brother in every place he lived, every place he walked, every place he laughed, every place he flashed that huge smile that teachers and friends alike thought was contagious.

Comfort Parents -- and Siblings -- of Newtown Victims

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

As a parent, as a bereaved sister, I feel more than I could ever express in words for the mourners of the victims in the Newtown, Conn., shootings. My son Simon is now 4 ½ years old, barely two years younger than those first-graders.

How My Near Death Experience Helped Me Cope With My Brother's Death

Dr. Heidi Horsley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Dr. Heidi Horsley

My story may have ended there, had it not been for a head on automobile collision I would have some 20 years later. I passed out on impact and was immediately enveloped by a warm bright light. As I moved towards the light I had the most euphoric feeling of love and inner peace that I had ever experienced.

Happy 50th Birthday to a Brother Who Died Long Ago

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Linda K. Wertheimer

In 23 years, Kevin did a lot of living. Since he would have been 50, here are 50 things I remember about my brother.

Imagining the Dad My Brother Might Have Been

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

My brother always seemed destined to become a father.