Loss of a Family Member

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  • Embracing the Highs and Lows

    Posted on September 9, 2020 - by Bunny Bennett

    In facilitating small groups with sometimes noncommunicative teens, my wise colleague suggested beginning the session by asking each participant to share a high and a low.  A high could include […]

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  • Death, Loss and Spiritual Growth

    Posted on June 1, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    Are you having a difficult time coping with the loss of a loved one during these traumatic times? Today, on Facebook Live, Heidi talked with Galen Goben, Grief Support Director […]

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  • Widowing and Social Distancing: Tips for Staying Connected

    Posted on May 25, 2020 - by Kerry Phillips

    Widowhood is already isolating, and now with social distancing, it can be an even lonelier existence. Here are a few tips to stay active, engaged, and connected: Remember this too […]

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  • Bereavement Struggles During COVID-19

    Posted on May 22, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    As we know, we are experiencing life and death during unprecedented times. That means that all the things we did do to address bereavement and loss aren’t possible right now. […]

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  • When Grief and Coronavirus Collide

    Posted on May 6, 2020 - by Mary Jane Hurley Brant

    When Grief and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) collide, we feel like we’ll collapse. The Coronavirus is not only serious, it’s a pandemic. Like grief, COVID-19 is powerful, persistent and painful. The […]

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  • COVID-19 Reminiscences: Two Lost Sisters

    Posted on May 4, 2020 - by Judy Lipson

    We have been sheltered in place for over a month with an abundance of time to think. Not always a prescription for those of us who have lost loved ones […]

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  • Emotions During COVID-19

    Handling Emotions During COVID-19

    Posted on April 27, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    Are you wondering what to say or how to respond to others during this stressful time? Sheltering in place for this extended amount of time can create some uncomfortable interactions […]

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  • End of Life Issues During COVID-19

    Posted on April 24, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    Do you have a family member who has recently died?  Due to visitation restrictions, sheltering in, and social distancing, bereaved families are experiencing isolation and loneliness.  Barbara Karnes, RN, author, […]

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  • Caregiver Burnout During COVID-19

    Posted on April 23, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    Are you feeling worried, anxious, and exhausted?  Who takes care of the caregiver? Social worker Rob Zucker, bereaved spouse and grief counselor, joined us for a discussion on our podcast […]

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  • Loss

    Support For High-Risk Individuals During COVID-19

    Posted on April 20, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    The loss of a loved one is powerful and can lead many to struggle with how to cope. Add other issues to this equation, and today’s high-risk individuals may be […]

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  • Death From Drug Overdose and Survival Support During Covid-19

    Posted on April 13, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    On today’s Facebook Live, we discussed dealing with the grief associated with losing a loved one to a drug overdose. However, we  also extended that to other areas, including those […]

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  • Learning to Interpret Your COVID-19 Dreams

    Posted on April 11, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    Today, our Open to Hope podcast featured Carla Blowey, a certified Dream Work Facilitator who works with the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work alongside its founder, Jeremy Taylor. She is […]

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  • Honoring Death Unrelated to COVID-19

    Posted on April 11, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    Are you feeling alone and unacknowledged in your grief, especially when it involves honoring a death that is unrelated to COVID-19? It’s understandable given the intense focus on COVID-19 and […]

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  • When You Don’t Get to Say Goodbye

    Posted on April 9, 2020 - by Jill Smoot

    During this world pandemic, I identified with a woman on a national newscast interview. She said the hardest thing about her mothers death was that her mom died alone, and […]

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