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  • Finding a Place to Move Forward

    Posted on
    May 17, 2017
    By: The Rev. Maureen Doherty, Continuous Care Coordinator When we lose someone we love it can be difficult to find a place, a space, to deal with the reality that your loved one is really gone. You may long to feel some connection, to ponder what was unique in your relationship, to deal with the reality that life is different now. Finding that &ldq... Read More

  • Coping with Loss During the Holidays, part 2

    Posted on
    December 01, 2016
    9. Make a new tradition. Find a unique way to remember your loved one. Maybe have a special ornament or you can light a special candle or plan on planting a tree in the spring. One family who had a 13 year old child die remembered him by purchasing Christmas gifts for other needy children around that age and they continue to do that in his memory e... Read More

  • Coping with Loss During the Holidays, part 1

    Posted on
    November 07, 2016
    Christmas is a few weeks away, and for many it is a truly joyous time of year. It can also be painful, especially if it’s the FIRST Christmas without our loved one. It can be very trying to feel joy and happiness when we have lost a love in our life. It is easy to focus on the negative aspects of loss. I would like to challenge each of us to ... Read More

  • Heading Back to School and Grief

    Posted on
    August 16, 2016
    Amidst the whirlwind of school supply shopping and summer vacations, the beginning of school is creeping up quickly. If your family has recently experienced a close loss, children may begin to feel the death more personally as school starts. No matter their age, your child will be dealing with grief, but possibly in a wildly different way than you... Read More

  • How to Transport Cremains

    Posted on
    July 06, 2016
    We are often asked about transporting the cremated remains (cremains) of a loved one, especially during the summer months when families are often planning memorial services.  Depending on where you live and how you wish to transport the cremains, it can be a simple process. Always make sure to check the laws and regulations in your state or ... Read More

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