Tag Archives: grief

Through loss we grow

My father-in-law recently died. His diagnosis 4 years ago had hit me like a punch to the stomach. At that moment my mind jumped immediately to the end of his life and inside I panicked. My very happy childhood had … Continue reading

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Helping children deal with grief

Grief. That word alone sounds heavy. But what is grief? To put it in simple terms, it’s the oh so many different feelings you can experience when someone close to you dies – those gut-wrenching, tears flowing, mind-numbing, overwhelming feelings. Grief is bigger than … Continue reading

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Merry? Maybe…. Maybe not….

Whatever your tradition, the next few weeks tend to be a time when family and friends come together to enjoy each other’s company, laugh about old times and create new memories.  For many, it truly is the most wonderful time … Continue reading

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“Thanksgiving’s upon us – So, what are you thankful for?”

What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving?  That my kids are breathing.  That my unique, imperfect, delightful and sometimes challenging children are on this planet.  That my kids are the rosy-cheeked, giggly little people they are who argue with each … Continue reading

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