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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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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CONTEMPORARIES PROVIDE INVALUABLE SUPPORT

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Your contemporaries, colleagues, and friends can provide invaluable peer support especially if they have endured a similar or shared experience. Peer support is offered one-on-one or in a group setting. The most obvious benefit of receiving support from friends and colleagues is that the supporter has credibility and is trusted. It’s important for the person needing support […]

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EXTRAORDINARY LOSS

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Loss is different for each person. None of us can judge or measure the impact for another, but we can allow them to teach us the magnitude of their loss and how it has ffected them. We can honour that their grief journey is unique to them and the bumps and boulders they encounter along the […]

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