December 2019


Hospice of the Western Reserve Launches Pet Peace of Mind


Hospice of the Western Reserve (HWR) has launched an innovative new program, Pet Peace of Mind®, aimed at helping hospice patients care for their pets and alleviate  worries about their pets’ welfare and future. Offered by trained pet therapy volunteers in consultation with a veterinarian, the program makes it possible for the nonprofit agency’s patients to stay united with their pets throughout their illness. The program is currently being piloted in Medina and will roll out to HWR’s entire 10-county service area within the next few months.
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February 24 2021


Grief Day by Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living with Loss


Jan Warner wrote Grief Day by Day to help others when they are grieving a loved one’s death. After her husband died, Warner created a blog, a community on Facebook and now this book. She feels that honoring grief is honoring love. She reminds us that “grief is our common language” and that it is “messy,” but there is hope.
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February 23 2021


Making Decisions While Grieving


After the death of a loved one, you may experience many changes. Grief can affect your thought processes and your mental and emotional state of mind.  The efficient way you managed everything and made decisions prior to the death of your loved one seems to have suddenly disappeared. You may feel as though you are treading water, trying to stay afloat. 
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February 23 2021


How Do YOU Deal with Change?


Virtual art therapy workshops? How would that work? This is what we had to ask ourselves when it was apparent after the first few weeks of March 2020 that the COVID-19 pandemic would be with us for quite some time. Trying to keep attendees and myself physically distanced and masked, the gathering spaces sanitized and cleaning shared art supplies would be a nightmare. How could we continue to serve the grieving people that attend the in-person art therapy bereavement workshops AND make sure we all stayed safe?
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February 23 2021


A Child's View


Hi, kids. When someone you love dies, it feels like there are a million questions and not a lot of answers. The adults in your life are all there to offer support and listen to your questions, but sometimes they don’t have a clear answer. And no, you are not crazy for asking the questions. They are an important part of your journey through grief.
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February 23 2021

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