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Grieving and Giving Thanks

​As Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, you may be wondering what you have to be thankful for this year. This time of year can be so challenging when loss is at the center of your life. Perhaps this year rather than thinking about being thankful, think more about giving thanks.
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November 18 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss Giving Back Diane Snyder-Cowan 

Finding Comfort in Grief

Grief is a normal necessary, natural, reaction to the death of a loved one. It is not a disease. It is not a problem. It is a solution and a way to heal. Finding comfort to alleviate the intense feelings of grief or distress is different for everybody. 

Just as everyone grieves in their own way, people find comfort and healing in a variety of ways. And for some, these ways might seem strange or different. Not everyone goes for the traditional talk therapy or grief support group. 

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November 18 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 

Give Students A Voice

There are several ways you can show your support for Children’s Grief Awareness Day on Thursday, Nov. 17. Try one of these ideas to support a grieving child or adolescent in a fun and supportive way.

The national color for Children’s Grief Awareness Day is royal blue and the symbol is the butterfly.
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November 15 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss Events 

Laundry and Grief

Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, mopping, taking out the garbage, lawn care, plowing.  What is the grief connection?

Maybe your laundry basket was always full, keeping you plenty busy, even after load after loads of clothes were already washed and dried.
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September 30 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 

Bringing Awareness to Grief

​Welcome Back! We understand the beginning of the school year is often hectic for educators.  However, we want to make sure you are aware of a very important day of recognition, which may affect your students, colleagues and possibly yourself—Children’s Grief Awareness Day.

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September 29 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss 

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