Loss of a Family Member

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  • The Many Losses of COVID: A Survey About Moving Ahead

    Posted on August 20, 2022 - by Bob Baugher

    The Many Losses of COVID As humans, loss is something we all experience. One way to make sense of this is to look at a number of different types of […]

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  • Uvalde Murders Trigger Grief

    Posted on June 27, 2022 - by Lo Anne Mayer

    Uvalde Murders Trigger Grief Ever since our daughter died in 2005, I have experienced heartbreak each time I learn of other children who have died.  My own awareness of the […]

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  • Helping Children After Mass Tragedies

    Posted on June 20, 2022 - by Bob Baugher

    Children Shocked by Mass Tragedies In 1963, it was the assassination of a president. In 1986, it was the explosion of the Space Shuttle witnessed by millions of children on […]

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  • Grieving Children, Teens Have All the Feelings

    Posted on June 13, 2022 - by Greg Adams

    Grieving People Have All the Feelings Sometimes a death impacts a school or community organization, like a church or Boy Scout troop. A child or teacher dies, and I am […]

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  • All of Us Grieve After Mass Shootings

    Posted on June 13, 2022 - by Samantha Ruth

    Every single day, I’m seeing news of another mass shooting. It’s not okay. And more than expressing our concern about gun laws, we need to have the conversations about grief. All […]

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  • Telling the Children that Mom is Going to Die

    Posted on April 29, 2022 - by Stedman Stevens

    Telling the Children My wife was dying, and telling the children was the next step. My wife and I struck out on our journey to prepare, protect, and parent our […]

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  • Begin Grieving With Kindness to Yourself

    Posted on March 31, 2021 - by Claire Willis

    “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama Offer Yourself Great Kindness No one can say or hear this enough: The weeks, months, and […]

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  • Grief in the workplace

    Working Remotely With Grief

    Posted on March 16, 2021 - by R. Glenn Kelly

    Angelica shared how she sat at the kitchen table with trembling hands as she gripped her laptop’s mouse. She was somewhat hesitant about clicking the “Join Meeting” button on her […]

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  • Griefspotting Losses For a Post-COVID Era

    Posted on September 25, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    As we have gone from days to weeks to months dealing with the Covid epidemic, I have become increasingly concerned that our unresolved issues around grief and loss are mounting.  […]

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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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    Grief From Darkness to Light

    Posted on May 4, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    Grief impacts all of us in different ways. But, one of the best ways to visualize it is to see grief and the movement through grief to healing is going […]

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  • Stages of Grief

    The 5 Stages of Grief and Coping Strategies

    Posted on February 28, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    At some point in each of our lives, we will experience grief — sometimes, more than once. And, when we do, each grief experience is unique to us, as individuals. […]

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  • Recovery in Pieces

    Posted on October 31, 2019 - by Tambre Leighn

    It’s been many years, many miles, and many tears since the early, raw days of being widowed. The life I am living now is one I would never have recognized […]

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  • Episode 185: Surviving Terrorism, Mass Violence, and Traumatic Loss

    Posted on September 10, 2021 - by admin

    Suffered a traumatic loss? Join Dr. Heidi Horsley and her guests Maureen Basnicki, Heather Dearman and Sallie Lynch founding members of the Survivors of Tragedy Outreach Program (STOP) an initiative […]

  • Episode 184: Parent Loss and Childhood Trauma

    Posted on September 7, 2021 - by admin

    You are stronger than you think you are!  Join Dr. Heidi Horsley and her guests to explore childhood trauma, Inner strength, and the strength of community.  Guests include Marie Clyne […]

  • Episode 180: Minding Your Grieving Soul

    Posted on December 15, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Karla Helbert and Heather Stang about mindfulness, yoga, and grief.  Karla is a bereaved mom, a licensed professional counselor, and […]