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July 2

HAVE COMPASSION FOR FAMILIES BEHIND THE SCENE

When I hear of a police officer being killed, my heart breaks for their family, friends and colleagues. I empathize with the path they are on and hold them in my thoughts and prayers. There is honour in knowing an officer died serving in the way he or she wanted to; however, the heartbreak of […]

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MUSIC AND MOVIES FOR HEALING

Music and movies contributed tremendously to my healing. I have listed my favorite ones here. I hope you will be encouraged to seek them out and listen to the songs or watch the movies. For me, they were heart healing. Music A Picture of Me Without You ~ Lorrie Morgan Amazing Grace ~ Elvis Presley […]

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“I’m Okay. So You Be Okay, Okay?”

The famous self-help book I’m Ok, You’re Ok was written in the late 1960s by Thomas Anthony Harris. Over 15 million copies of this book, which is about Transactional Analysis, have sold over the years. Transactional Analysis explains the three observable ego-states (Parent, Adult, and Child) as the basis for content and quality of interpersonal […]

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IT’S OKAY TO DISCONNECT

The grief journey wants you to slow down and be still. For the most part, a person can do little else. The early days of loss are overwhelming and filled with confusion, numbness, endless tears, chaos, and sleepless nights. It’s a challenge to get out of bed let alone shower and get dressed. Although we […]

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May 21st

GRIEF IN THE WORKPLACE

Death is a part of life. It often happens suddenly and unexpectedly. Death is not convenient. It does not slip easily into the agenda of the person who dies or that of their family and friends, and it certainly will not fit into a normal work schedule. When people return to their normal routines, it […]

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COMPASSION FATIGUE & CAREGIVER GRIEF

Providing care for our loved ones is something we do. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents and friends rally to be with a loved one who is ill or injured. Caregiving may span years if the illness is chronic or terminal or the injury is catastrophic. The impact caregiving can have on one’s personal health is […]

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COPING WITH ANTICIPATORY GRIEF

This is dedicated to anyone who has lost a mother or father to Alzheimer’s. This is a painful loss for families and the journey is extremely difficult. Loss is most often associated with a physical death. However, many individuals and families are mourning losses which arise from other means. Catastrophic injury, chronic illness, and progressive […]

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