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About Amy Levine

Amy Levine is the author of "The Funeral Is Just the Beginning: Everything You Need to Do When a Loved One Dies", a practical guide for what to do and how to do it. Learn more at Last Chapter Concierge.

Amy's Posts:

Coping with Grief? Sink Into It.

Grief can be relentless, and loss overwhelming and isolating. You may never feel more alone than when you are grieving. But as powerless as you can feel, you may find strength in surrendering to what is versus what no longer is or will never be. Honor Your Emotions I suggest that you feel your grief. Sink into it. Honor your emotions. […]

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To Thine Own Self Be True: Self Care for Caregivers

Being “the rock” in someone’s life — a caregiver — can take a big physical, emotional, and spiritual toll. And when your loved one is struggling, the last thing you’re inclined to do is take care of yourself. It may seem selfish to say, “Hey, I need to do something for myself.” But that’s precisely what you must do. Be […]

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Power to the Patient

As a patient coping with a health event, you have to deal not only with your body changing drastically — sometimes suddenly and sometimes gradually — but also with a significant loss of self. Your independence is often compromised, and family members cluck and fret and frequently talk over you to your doctors. They mean well, but sometimes your caregiving […]

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