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ANNOUNCING A FUND TO HELP THOSE THROUGH LOSS

This announcement is near and dear to my heart. My brother, Brian’s middle name was Ranica; since he and my husband died, I have wanted to open Ranica House – a bereavement centre to help people through loss. I am not there yet; however, I have recently established Ranica House Press for my books to be published under […]

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HAVE YOU EVER FOUND THE END OF THE RAINBOW?

Hoping to find the end of the rainbow is one of our great joys as a child. Our minds are filled with pots of gold and tiny men dressed in green dancing around plucking four-leaf clovers from the lawn. As an adult, we understand it’s a myth; but don’t we keep wishing upon a star […]

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ONE SMALL STEP

Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon. The world watched in awe as he took that step in 1969 and said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong’s work as a NASA astronaut not only changed the world, but it changed his life. He did what he needed to […]

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LOVING YOURSELF IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE HEALING JOURNEY

When our hearts break because a loved one dies, we often wander through a field of “should-haves” and “could-haves.” The truth is that even if you had done all of those things before they died, you would still come up with something left undone. It can be difficult to forgive ourselves for having left things unsaid […]

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FINDING COMFORT WITH LINKING AND TRANSITIONAL OBJECTS

It is perfectly normal for people to keep an item of clothing or a piece of jewellery belonging to a loved one after they die. Sometimes this is reflected in a person’s will where they want specific item to be given to certain people. Sometimes it is an offering determined by family members wanting to […]

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PLEASE PRAY FOR US

Next week I am hosting my first annual Healing Hearts Retreat. We will come together for healing through stories, music, sharing, ceremony and learning. I ask that you pray for those attending so they may find peace and comfort in their memories but also to find the strength and courage to do the work of […]

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THE IMPORTANCE & BENEFIT OF PEER SUPPORT

Peer Support is essentially individuals supporting other individuals with similar or shared experiences. This support is offered one-to-one or in a group setting. The benefits of peer support are numerous, including that the supporter has credibility and is trusted because they have been through a similar experience. It’s important for the person needing support to know […]

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IS YOUR CHRONIC PAIN ACTUALLY SOMATICIZED GRIEF?

  The Institute of Medicine reported that nearly 1/3 of all Americans (116 million) live with chronic pain. Chronic pain can include joint pain, stomach aches and headaches and the impact it can have on an individual’s day-to-day life cannot be dismissed. Not all chronic pain is related to grieving; however, it does have the ability […]

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