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  • Grief Tips for Those Who Lost Loved Ones in Orlando

    Posted on June 13, 2016 - by John Rampton

    The loss this weekend in Orlando is devastating to anyone that has heard about this senseless mass murder. However, for those that were directly impacted because they lost a child, […]

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    Empowering Bereaved Families

    Posted on October 3, 2015 - by Alan Pedersen

    Stacey Redmond joins the Open to Hope show to share her story about losing her son, Tim. He was killed during a stabbing at the Giants ballpark in San Francisco. […]

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    Comic Yisrael Campbell on Uplifting the Dying

    Posted on August 23, 2014 - by Nancy Gershman, LMSW

    How can you use your talents to make the dying feel like they’re at the center of your universe? Be a DJ on a pretend radio station with your friend’s name […]

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    Teens and Homicide: Interview with Dr. Tashel Bordere

    Posted on July 19, 2014 - by admin

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Dr. Tashel Bordere about her work with teens and the effects of homicide on their lives. In […]

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    Grieving Especially Tough During Easter Season

    Posted on April 12, 2014 - by Sandra Huerta

    While most of us prepare for the Easter season, some people are struggling to survive the death of a loved one. I dedicate the entire month to everyone suffering with […]

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    Can the Cycle of Domestic Violence be Broken?

    Posted on April 10, 2014 - by Sandra Huerta

    If you or someone you know suffered domestic violence, ask yourself: Have I imitated violence in my home? And will my children do the same when they have their own […]

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    After Losing a Child to Violence

    Posted on April 2, 2014 - by Sandra Huerta

    There is hope despite injustice for victims of crime. If you or someone you know experienced the loss of a child, then you can relate to this article. I never […]

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    Sister Unloads Grief Years After Brother’s Suicide

    Posted on August 7, 2013 - by Tarah Hipple

    I was a sweet, blue-eyed seven-year-old girl watching The Parent Trap while my big brother was babysitting. He got me a cup of water after asking if there was anything […]

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    Poem: The Thief

    Posted on July 8, 2013 - by Tarah Hipple

    The night was cold, the fire burning old And the shepherd couldn’t take his eyes off his flock His stare was dry, life the air of the night And his […]

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    Poem: Whisper Goodnight

    Posted on July 3, 2013 - by Tarah Hipple

    Whisper Goodnight Now I’m strapped to the bark of Innocent trees While evil angels commit to do their Evil deeds They mock the obscenities of Torturing screams— And they sing […]

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    After Boston, is Anyone Safe?

    Posted on April 27, 2013 - by Susan Berger

    When I saw my daughter’s question on facebook after the Boston Marathon Bombing last week, I knew she was expressing a universal feeling of sadness and anxiety about the world […]

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    In Solidarity with the Boston Survivors

    Posted on April 23, 2013 - by Sandra Huerta

    None of us are exempt from potential tragedy and no matter how close a relationship we have with our loved ones, or even with God, it does not keep us […]

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    Pearls in Prison: Mother Opposes Parole for Son’s Murderer

    Posted on March 11, 2013 - by Radha Stern

    My sisters, Sheridan, Michele and Kristin, have passed on my mother’s pearls to me. I wear them when I feel I need extra love and energy. I wore them to […]

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    Here We Go: Mother Prepares for Parole Hearing for Son’s Murderer

    Posted on March 10, 2013 - by Radha Stern

    I was visiting with my sisters in Seattle when a certified letter arrived in our mailbox back home. I had been checking the Parole Hearing website from Seattle and nothing was […]

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    Being Available to Others While Conserving My Strength

    Posted on February 11, 2013 - by Anne Hamilton

    Since September, 2012, I have been writing a series of articles entitled, “A Forever Decision” based on my experience of losing my beloved dog Camilla. In October, I found that […]

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    Losing My Sister: A Boston Vigil

    Posted on January 27, 2013 - by Dorothy Foltz-Gray

    Below is an excerpt from With and Without Her: A Memoir of Being and Losing a Twin.  The piece begins the day my sister, a psychologist, was fatally shot by […]

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    Newtown vs. San Francisco 49ers: How I Learned to Love Football-Dr Gloria

    Posted on January 8, 2013 - by Gloria Horsley

    After two horrific days of watching the news and blogging for The Huffington Post and my site www.Opentohope.com and several Facebook sites, it was time to take a break and hang out […]

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    America Mourns Together and Heals Together

    Posted on December 17, 2012 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    America is again shaken by the senseless deaths of loved ones in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that resulted in the murder of 26 adults and […]

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    Sandy Hook: As Senseless as it Gets

    Posted on December 16, 2012 - by Laura B. Hayden

    The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is about as senseless as senseless can get. After killing his mother at home, the murderer travels to the school to deliberately target the […]

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    September 25: Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

    Posted on September 25, 2012 - by Shirley Wiles-Dickinson

    September 25th is the national day of remembrance for all murdered victims. This year will mark the fifth year of a national day of remembrance to those victims our nation […]

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    Aurora Tragedy Reminds Us What to Say to Bereaved — and What Not to Say

    Posted on July 23, 2012 - by Harriet Hodgson

    The massacre in Aurora, Colorado, brings up the idea of the fragility of life. Finding the “right” words to say to a grieving person can be a struggle. You want […]

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