June 2012


Honoring Your Loved One


Often times family members ask how they can honor their loved ones in a concrete way. 


There are many ways to pay homage. 



​Here a few favorites:
 
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June 22 2012


Facilitating the Grief Process Through Art


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​Do you hold in your grief? Do you find it hard to express your feelings verbally? You are not alone! Art Therapy is an excellent approach for moving through the grieving process. It is beneficial even if you do not find it hard to talk about your grief

Creating art is therapeutic in itself. When it is combined with an art project designed to facilitate grief work with members who can be supportive to one another, it is a potent blend. While creating the art or after its completion, people discover feelings of which they were unaware. Sometimes fellow attendees or the art therapist recognize something the participant did not notice.
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June 22 2012


Caregiving from a Distance


Now that summer is here, you may find yourself thinking about picnics, barbeques, and vacations. Some of you who have had the experience of being a long distance caregiver may now consider visiting family during your time off. 
 
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June 22 2012


The Value of Resilience


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Death. I think about it a lot. It is a constant companion. It haunts us as individuals and in community with others. If we live long enough, we will all experience the deaths of loved ones. How is it that most of us are able to continue with our lives despite immense sadness and pain due to these losses? 


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June 21 2012


Book Review: Stunned By Grief: Remapping Your Life


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"Stunned by Grief: Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything" is a faith-based account of the author's journey through grief. Judy Brizendine begins with the sharing of her own story–the unexpected death of her young husband.
 
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June 21 2012

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