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Summertime and the Living is Not Easy

​“Summertime and the living is easy…” or so the old song says. It implies that summer is a time to relax, be carefree, enjoy simple pleasures and delight in all that is good about the warm weather. July 4th and Labor Day are celebrated as family and friends get together for fireworks, picnics, swim parties and barbecues. People relish gardening-planting flowers and vegetables and watching the fruits of their labor grow. Sunshine feels warm on the face and there is a familiar smell in the air associated with the winds of summer.

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May 17 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Kathryn Harrison Brown, MA, LPC 

Grief and Overdose Death

​We are in the midst of a heroin epidemic. Every day we see or hear about another fatal tragedy involving heroin use. According to the experts, we haven’t yet crested the problem and we will most likely hear about more and more deaths.

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May 17 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Diane Snyder-Cowan 

Book Review: Understanding Your Grief Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

“You will learn over time that the pain of your grief will keep trying to get your attention until you have the courage to gently, and in small doses, open to its presence.”

Often while walking through the challenges of grief and loss we feel alone, confused and anxious. Sometimes, we even feel like we are going crazy. Dr. Wolfelt breaks down “10 touchstones” of grief and helps make normal everything you think is NOT normal while you are grieving.

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May 17 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief JoDee Coulter, MT-BC, CT Reading 

A Different Kind of Summer Camp

Summer is here, school is out and our days are different. Some people may have a lot of things planned for the next couple of months and others might take it day-by-day.

When someone special has died, summer might seem like a good break from the stress of your normal routine, or it might feel a bit overwhelming. Sometimes, the big feelings of grief can sneak up on us when we have more time on our hands. Did you know that there are camps designed just for kids who are learning how to live without their loved one? 

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May 17 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Karen Hatfield, MMT, MT-BC, CHPCA 

A Child's View: When A Pet Dies

Has your family recently experienced the death of a beloved family pet? Are you struggling to find ways to help your child cope with the loss? If the answer is “yes,” there are several ways to help your child express their big feelings of grief and remember your pet.

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February 22 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief 

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