What Now? Making Sense of the Connecticut Tragedy

Take me back ...When tragedy hits on a large scale, it affects all of us. We are all thrown about by its horror, magnitude, pain, and helplessness.

Many look for answers. Few find satisfactory ones.

Here’s five articles that we hope will provide some comfort, healing, and maybe even answers.

Dr. Finkelstein addresses the difficult topic of how to talk to children about death.

Parenting & Death (Elephant Journal)

Grief grips not just those closest to a loss. It can affect families, communities, and even countries, as we saw in 9/11. How we approach grief as a society, both our own and others, can impact how we heal.

Is Grief Impacting Your Life (MindBodyGreen)

The Sanskrit word Dukkha is often translated as suffering, but a more literal translation is “that which is difficult to bear.” This link touches on Buddha’s 4 Noble Truths and the subtleties of Dukkha.

Being the Best Buddha We Can Be (Care2)

When tragedy strikes, natural or otherwise, many people start looking for God. One Rabbi weighs in on the heavy question of God and tragedy.

Where Was God When Hurricane Sandy Struck (Huffington Post)

When we lose a loved one – parent, child, friend, or spouse – we often hear lots of empty platitudes that don’t help at all. In fact, they sometimes make it worse.

Losing a Parent & How Empty Spiritual Teachings Make It Worse (Positively Positive)

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