June 2012

A Child's View: Schools Out for Summer

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School's out and summer is here. Most kids love summer for all the opportunities to be outside or have more free time for ourselves. But a new season also reminds us that our loved one won't be with us to greet the sun and blue sky. It reminds us that time is moving forward, but life will never be the same for us.
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June 21 2012

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Grief Rituals and the Healing Process

Every year at our bereavement day camp, we end with a flower release. After three days of camp, the children are ready. Campers write a message to their special person that died on rice paper and attach it with hemp to a carnation that is then released into a moving body of water. This is all done with great ceremony.  It is a time of great meaning and purpose for all in attendance.
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June 05 2012

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 

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