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Grief

Ways to remember dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day commercials are everywhere, from Hallmark cards to the latest grill. The holiday can be hard to ignore. For those whose fathers are no longer with them, Father’s Day can stir up mixed emotions, including fond memories as well as grief that he is no longer here....

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Should Children Attend Funerals?

The first funeral I remember attending was for my grandmother when I was eight years old. I really didn’t understand much about funerals, especially in second grade. I remember being at the funeral home and looking at my grandmother’s memorial brochure and marveling at how close to her birthday she…...

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Navigating Grief During Difficult Times

Everyone grieves differently. With the world right now being shaped around COVID-19, any type of loss poses different challenges and obstacles than a “traditional” journey of grief. Rituals, gatherings, good-byes, and other ways we typically have found closure haven’t been options these past few months....

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Redefining How We Celebrate Special Days

Redefining How We Celebrate Special Days We are seeing how people are redefining how we celebrate holidays, birthdays, and special occasions within the new constraints of COVID-19. These special days feel very different now because of mandated limitations....

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Grief at the Holidays: 7 Ideas to Help You Cope

No matter when a death occurs, holidays are particularly difficult to navigate. Holiday memories of past joys are particularly cutting when we are currently grieving....

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Helping a Parent Through Grief: A Daughter’s Guide

Helping a Parent Through Grief: A Daughter’s Guide When my father died my mother found herself alone for the first time in nearly 60 years. Since meeting at 18 they had done everything together, from college to first jobs to big moves, all underscored by a mutual thirst for adventure…...

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Helping a Sister Through Grief – A Sister’s Guide

Helping a Sister Through Grief – A Sister’s Guide Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. So begins author Joan Didion’s memoir “The Year of Magical Thinking” in which she shares what life and grieving were like after her…...

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