August 2019


What Does Love Have to Do With It?


What DOES love have to do with it? Is love a second-hand emotion, as the Tina Turner song says?  Love is at the root of our feelings when someone we love dies.  The death of a loved one elicits feelings of sadness, anger, guilt and a myriad of other emotions.  We yearn for the physical presence that is no longer available.  Some of us wish that we were no longer present in this life—our hearts are shattered, and we fear that we will never be able to put the pieces back together. We may ask ourselves, “is love worth it?”
 
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August 19 2019


Book Review: Will Remember You: What to Do When Someone You Love Dies­ - A Guidebook Through Grief


JoDee Coulter, MT-BC, CT reviews, I Will Remember You: What to Do When Someone You Love Dies­ - A Guidebook Through Grief for Teens by Laura Dower with an introduction and commentary by Elena Lister, M.D. 

Experiencing the death of a loved one as a teenager can be paralyzing, as it's a time that is already filled with powerful emotions, hormonal changes, feelings of being alone and trying to define one's self.  In I Will Remember You, authors Laura Dower and Elena Lister work together to create an avenue for teens to understand their unique response to loss and encourage self-expression to aid in healing.


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August 19 2019


A Child’s View: A Million Questions! Every One is Worth Asking


​When someone you love dies, there seem to be a million questions and so few answers. Parents, teachers, counselors, friends and family are all there to offer support and listen to the questions, but sometimes they don’t have clear answers. And, no, you are not crazy for asking the questions—they are an important part of your journey through grief. Here are some questions you may have:
 
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August 19 2019


Could This Be Grief?


Grief impacts people in every aspect of their lives. We feel the effects of grief emotionally, physically, cognitively, behaviorally, spiritually and socially. But it can be easy to forget the impact of grief as time passes and the demands of life require us to shift our attention. This is especially true when grief crops up in areas we might not associate with the person who died. For example, we might not connect irritability with traffic and other drivers on our daily commute to the grief we feel after a parent or spouse has died. Or we might fail to recognize that we find ourselves getting more anxious when we go out of town, because we have been so accustomed to needing to be available to provide care for the person who died.
 
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August 19 2019


​100 for Hospice raises more than $45,000 for HMC Hospice of Medina County​


​For 11 years, Pat Spoerndle has taken to the links to support HMC Hospice of Medina County with his 100 for Hospice fundraiser. The premise is simple: Pat plays 100 consecutive holes of golf in one day, and his friends in the community donate money to show their support. All the money raised benefits patients and their families served by HMC.
 
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August 14 2019

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