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Change: The Unwanted Gift

Posted on December 19, 2020 - by Bernie Siegel

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly. ” – Richard Bach Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 — To everything there is a season; And a time […]

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4 Things to Remember About Grief

Posted on December 17, 2020 - by Peggy Bell

Losing a spouse is one of the most difficult life changing events a person will experience. It brings with it a huge amount of stress. We find ourselves dealing with […]

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Stages of Grief: Real of Not?

Posted on December 14, 2020 - by Peggy Bell

Excerpt from Life After Loss For Widows: Lifting the Veil of Grief You may have heard there are stages of grief we all go through. If you google it, you […]

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5 Reasons to Still Celebrate This Holiday Season Even Though You’re Grieving

Posted on December 13, 2020 - by Peggy Bell

Sometimes after losing our spouse, it is difficult to find things to be happy about. In the early stages of our grief, finding anything good in our life requires coming […]

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Navigating 5 Life Changes: Reflections on the Journey

Posted on December 8, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, which is available at: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of […]

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Navigating 5 Life Changes: Coming Home

Posted on December 6, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, available at: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ “The world is round and the place which may seem like the […]

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Navigating 5 Life Changes: Adrift at Sea

Posted on December 4, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, available at: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, […]

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Navigating 5 Life Changes: A Major Loss

Posted on December 1, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, which is available at: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ “What lies behind us and what lies before us are […]

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Navigating 5 Life Changes: Love, Loss and Renewal

Posted on November 28, 2020 - by Mary Lou Meddaugh

This is an excerpt from Navigating 5 Life Changes: An Odyssey of Resiliency and Hope, which is available on my website: https://www.creativecoachingmethods.com/ When we hear the word odyssey what images […]

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A Decade of Celebration of Sisters

Posted on November 27, 2020 - by Judy Lipson

November 1 would have marked a decade, the Grand Finale of Celebration of Sisters, an annual ice skating event to benefit Massachusetts General Hospital to commemorate the lives and memories […]

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