Why Prayers and Meditation go Hand in Hand to Manifest Your Dreams

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Don’t be freaked out that I am going to talk to you about prayer. This blog isn’t about religion. It’s about connecting with God, the Universe, Your Higher Power or whatever name you use. It’s about the ‘asking’ that we all do at different times in life for different reasons. For example, I have probably […]

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Stuffing Your Grief is Only Temporary Relief

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I love good food and good wine. I love to socialize. I love to entertain. I love to make comfort foods for my family and friends. But I, like anyone else, must be careful that I don’t use food to avoid feeling what I need to feel. Yes, people use food to avoid their feelings. […]

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Do You Want a Funeral or a Memorial Service?

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  For some, the thought of preplanning a funeral or memorial service is utterly morbid. It’s not. There are many reasons to consider doing so. To begin with, immediately following a loved one’s death, the family is quite emotional. If this was a sudden death, they are likely to be in shock and completely overwhelmed […]

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Three Ways Rituals Help Us Heal

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Rituals are not scary practices. We all have our morning rituals (e.g. shower, brush our teeth, coffee etc.) and our nighttime rituals (e.g. work out, watch TV, journal, read etc.) that we carry out faithfully. In fact, if we didn’t do them something would feel off. We also use rituals and ceremonies to mark milestones […]

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Pocket Angels ( are for Children & Adults)

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When my husband died, my daughters and I went to stay with family. Within a few months, I put our house up for sale and purchased another home. As we made plans to move from my brother’s home into our new house, I realized it would be important for us to go back to the […]

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90% of Marriages after Brain Injury Could Be Saved with Supports

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The statistics given to couples following a brain injury are horrible and terrifying. They are told that upwards of 90% of marriages end in divorce after a spouse sustains a brain injury. I say… boldly… “90% of marriages could be saved when a spouse sustains a brain injury IF supports are in place for the […]

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A Change of Mind – An Important Documentary

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A Change of Mind – A Documentary on the Societal Impact of Brain Injury The Cridge Centre for the Family hosted the World Premiere of filmmaker, Hilary Pryor’s documentary, A Change of Mind. This documentary, featuring several survivors served by the Cridge including Derrick Forsyth who narrated the film, depicted the devastating impact of brain […]

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A PERSON’S FAITH MAY CHANGE AFTER LOSS

A Person's Faith May Change After Loss

Don’t assume that a person’s faith will get them through a loss. Don’t judge if they express anger towards God. Don’t try to fix it or make it better. Instead, help them to explore their feelings. They will come to their own answers that make sense to them and it is imperative that he is […]

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THE UNIQUE GRIEF OF POLICE, MILITARY & FIRST-RESPONDERS

Unique Grief of Police, Military & First-Responders

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” ~Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the Unite States (1872-1933) To Live a Life of Service We choose to live a life of service. For some this means living a life of devotion in a religious or spiritual […]

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10 TIPS TO HELP CHILDREN IN BLENDED FAMILIES

10 Tips to Help Children in Blended Families

Families fracture and relationships end. That sounds harsh, but unfortunately, that reality is a very big part of our society. Often children are a part of the relationships that end and it takes incredible focus, patience, and understanding to ensure the kids don’t get caught in the crossfire. There is so much to consider from […]

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