Fellow grievers in the South Carolina upstate, please consider attending this grief seminar hosted annually by Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes. Or if you know someone you think could benefit, please let them know about it. Last year's keynote speaker was excellent, and I expect no less this year.
The public session, Taking Steps on Your Journey Through Grief, is 6:45-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at TD Convention Center. Light refreshments are served. The brochure says:
While there are not really 'stages' in the grief process, there certainly are 'steps' one can take to manage the process most effectively in ways that make for a new positive view of life. Come join us as we discover together ...
* How the grief process works and how you can manage it
* What to say to well-meaning friends who have unhelpful advice
* Where to turn for additional support when needed
* What you can do now to grow through your experience with loss