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Healing Tip – March 2024

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month and has Creative Arts Therapy Appreciation Week! And shoutout to Play Therapy Awareness Week in February,...
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Healing Tip – February 2024

As we look back on our supportive programs from 2023 and begin to schedule our workshops for 2024, we want to express our deepest gratitude to the...
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Healing Tip – January 2024

The new year has come! During this time, many people often think of new year’s resolutions they have and reflect on aspects of what they may want to...
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Healing Tip – November 2023

Grief as an Origin Story As I’ve been preparing my kids for Halloween and enjoying all the fantastical costumes, superheroes, and popular toys of my...
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Healing Tip – October 2023

Aspects of grief can feel jarring and destabilizing. As grievers experience the death, they must work through secondary losses like the absence of...
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Let us be a Lifeline

Grief can be overwhelming and powerful. It can keep you isolated and alone. It can have devastating consequences. It can shatter the world as you...
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My Grief Journey

My Grief Journey My son died in 2006. It is inconceivable to me that he died & how many years it is. I could not grasp how my heart could be...
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Healing Tip – August 2023

Many grievers feel unsupported as their grief continues beyond expectations of mourning time. There are messages in society that display support...
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Healing Tip – July 2023

“Grief, I say, come in. Sit down. I have tea. There is honey. This will take as long as it takes.”  - This Hallowed Wilderness One of the...
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Parent Column – July 2023

Maybe with a few words I could make sense of what happened fifteen years ago Maybe in a three hundred page book I could make sense of what happened...
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Healing Tip – June 2023

The weather is increasingly warmer and many turn their minds towards summer plans. It can be a difficult season as individuals and families...
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Healing Tip – May 2023

How to Talk about Your Grief Feelings May is mental health awareness month, a time when we like to talk about the fact that we need to discuss...
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Parent Column – May 2023

Joshua Quinn Faithfull On March 26, 2017, our beloved, Joshua Quinn Faithfull had his life tragically cut short. Josh always lived life as if each...
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Healing Tip – April 2023

The start of spring is considered a time of renewal and revitalization as mindsets reflect the changes happening in nature. New blooms, warming...
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Healing Tip – March 2023

Recommendations for Books on Grief, Trauma, and Meaning Recently I was asked for recommendations for books on grief, trauma, and how to find meaning...
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Healing Tip – January 2023

A new year often comes with resolutions with the goal of doing or being “better.”  For 2023, we hope that instead you all resolve to treat...
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Healing Tip – August 2022

In my professional education, clinical training, and personal practice of yoga, meditation or even my childbirth experiences, I have learned and...
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Healing Tip – June 2022

Waves in an Ocean of Grief When considering what to write this month I found myself continuing to encounter examples of the constant presence of...
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Healing Tip – April 2022

Prolonged Grief Disorder The newest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V TR) includes a new diagnosis known...
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Healing Tip – March 2022

The Legacies Our Loved Ones Leave Behind Over the past two months, I attended the funerals and shivas for the mothers of two friends. I did not know...
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Healing Tip – February 2022

Grief and Valentine’s Day I read somewhere recently that in French “I miss you” is “Tu me manques,” which literally translates to “You are missing...
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Healing Tip – January 2022

As we enter a new year, exiting one that for many was filled with challenges, disappointments, and many losses, we also look back on the moments we...
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Healing Tip – October 2021

Grounding Exercise Bereaved individuals often have “grief-bursts,” or a sudden onset of feelings of sadness or sorrow usually triggered by a...