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Category Archives: Grief

From the Other Side

Hello from the other side. I must have called a thousand times… -Adele & Greg Kurstin I read somewhere that Adele sees this song as being as much about connecting with herself as anyone else. This is such a powerful song for me, … Continue reading

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Losing a Furry Friend

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” – Anatole France We Americans adore our pets. We see them as treasured members of the family and treat them accordingly (right, Gizmo and Petey?). We name them after … Continue reading

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Children and Grief

“Grief is not a problem we are trying to fix for a child; it is an experience they are living.” –National Alliance for Grieving Children Helping children who experience the loss of a parent, sibling or other significant person in … Continue reading

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Feeling “Under the Weather”—The Personal Side

I attended a funeral out of town and drove 11 hours to get there, while it rained the.entire.time. It rained that night as well, and then proceeded to rain the entire next day. As I trekked from my hotel to … Continue reading

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Married to Your Counselor? –The Personal Side

I believe it takes your whole life to achieve your destiny. I feel there are things we are supposed to accomplish in each season of life. And, we “achieve” our destiny only when we finish the race of life and … Continue reading

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The Death of Should

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” ― Rabindranath Tagore If there’s one thing I know for sure “should” shouldn’t exist. It is a word and a concept that causes … Continue reading

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Finding a Forever Home

Adoption can be a wonderful gift to all those involved. However, creating a new forever home for a child, may also come with some unexpected stressors. Many people do not consider the negative aspects of adoptions when they are hoping … Continue reading

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Divorce happens to other people, right?

When we get married, we have many plans and dreams for our future with our partner. Most of us know that the divorce rate is over 50%, but we just know that it won’t happen to us…..and then it does.

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Divorce happens to other people, right?

When we get married, we have many plans and dreams for our future with our partner. Most of us know that the divorce rate is over 50%, but we just know that it won’t happen to us…..and then it does.

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Support During Loss

I have a dear friend who lost her husband a few years ago. She is a single mom now with two young boys. I remember wanting to convey to her that I would be there for her, no matter what.  … Continue reading

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