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The Power of a Journal and a Photo

​This past September, the Healing Arts art therapy program of the Bereavement Center offered Words and Snapshots, a five-week photography and journaling workshop series. During those five weeks, three strangers developed a bond in a way that only those who have experienced deep loss can. As one participant noted, “We experienced a real connection of kindred spirits. The ability to share was huge, very comforting.” Another said, “Five minutes after you’re in here, it’s not about paper, it’s about people.”

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February 22 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Mollie K. P. Borgione, ATR-BC, PC 

Angel Catcher by Kathy Eldon & Amy Eldon Turteltaub

​Angel Catcher is a beautiful journal book written by Kathy Eldon and her daughter Amy Eldon Turteltaub after the tragic loss of one of their family members. This journal of remembrance was first published in 1998, then revised to reach a new audience with the message of hope and peace as one copes with a loss.
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February 22 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Reading April L. Ratcliffe LSW 

Coping with the Loneliness of Grief

​One of the most difficult aspects of the grieving process is the feeling of loneliness. Many bereaved find an empty house, the phone not ringing as much, loss of companionship or the sounds of silence difficult to manage as they learn to adjust to their new normal.

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February 21 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief 

Find Light in Love and Gratitude

​After the death of your loved one, the anticipation of these first holidays can be filled with a combination of dread, anxiety or numbness. Many intentions pass through your mind and the realization sets in—your loved one will not be home for the holidays. And they will be missed. The season is as laden with memories as a Thanksgiving table is with food.

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December 05 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Mary Murphy, M.Ed., LPC 

Book Review: The Empty Chair - Handling Grief on Holidays and Special Occasions

​Authors Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge, a registered nurse and licensed clinical psychologist, and Robert C. DeVries, an ordained minister and seminary professor wrote this book specifically about grief and the holidays offering hope for bereaved individuals in need of support during these times. This book is intended for the newly bereaved however, it can be utilized regardless of time.

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December 03 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Reading 

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