• From Trigger to Touchstone

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    November 26, 2018
    The holidays are often a painful reminder of a loved one’s absence. During what is often perceived as a time of tradition and nostalgia, those who are grieving feel overwhelmed and emotionally devastated.  Family time is tender and often difficult. As people gather and celebrate there is a vivid reminder that life is not the same. Holida... Read More

  • 'Good Grief' in the Holidays

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    October 15, 2018
    Holidays make us painfully aware of our loved one’s absence and our broken heart while all around others are enjoying and rejoicing. It is generally true that the first one or two celebrations of each holiday without the deceased are extremely challenging. The world is celebrating and we are weeping. The spirit of the season and our broken he... Read More

  • The Many Faces of Grief

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    July 02, 2018
        As soon as we say or hear the word grief the first thing that generally comes to mind is death. But there is more to grief than death; we are human beings so we grieve “the things that are part of our lives, or that are not part of our lives.” In the couple of years that I have been facilitating grief groups for... Read More

  • From Darkness to Light

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    April 02, 2018
    By: The Rev. Maureen Doherty, Continuous Care Coordinator When the clocks are turned back in November the groans from those grieving can be heard across the lands! As we gather at the support group table, almost every person comments on the long darkness of winter ahead. Since each person already feels that they are walking in darkness, the journey... Read More

  • The ‘After the First Year of Grief’ Myth

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    January 09, 2018
    For the last 18 months it has been a gift for me to gather with individuals who come to be with others who have lost a loved one. The group changes, people come and participate for as long as they find it a good place to be; they come to be with people and to share with others who truly understand what the journey of life after death of a loved one... Read More

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