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Understanding Unresolved Grief: What is It? What are ...

The 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, Hurricane Ike hitting Galveston and Houston in 2008, or the repeated wildfire blazes in California – all examples of devastating events that cost a lot of lives and caused massive grief for many. In today’s world, there are more things aside from old-age that rob people …Read the rest…

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When Grief Won’t Let Go, Grief Counseling Can Pull ...

In 2015, more than 23,000 people died in the city of Houston alone – leaving a vastly greater number of people grieving their loss. While it isn’t the only cause of grief, death is the chief one. The more significant the loss – someone especially close to you – the more intense the grief will …Read the rest…

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4 Ways to Cope with Rejection and Loneliness During t...

At this time of year, when spending happy moments with family is given so much emphasis, it’s even harder to deal with the loss of a family member, painful family memories, and loneliness. The holidays may be a greater reminder of the loss of someone you love. Sometimes being with family causes us to self-evaluate in …Read the rest…

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Lessons in Resilience

Life throws curve balls.  A person loses a job.  A relationship ends.  Someone dies.  The question is, “Now what?”  How do I deal with this loss?  Can I get back on my feet again?  What can I do to grieve and recover?  Resilience counseling can help. In “3 Things,” song-writer Jason Mraz gives us more …Read the rest…

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Counseling for Grief: Moving Beyond Grief and Loss

There are all types of losses that you may experience throughout your life – loss of loved ones through death and divorce, loss of a pet, loss of a job, or even loss of a dream. Coping with grief and loss is difficult for everyone. Stages of Recovery from Grief and Loss There are some predictable …Read the rest…

Send Cards to Sandy Hook Elementary School

The tragedy in Connecticut has us all feeling shocked, helpless, grief-stricken, and overwhelmed with sadness. If you want to contribute in some way, you can show empathy and support to the families and community by sending a card.  

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Special People

I received this essay when working as a volunteer grief counselor. I think it’s a helpful reminder to appreciate those in our lives, forgive those who have hurt and be mindful that each day in our life is a special one. Enjoy!   “Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they …Read the rest…

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The Power of Words for Grief

We normally think of language as a tool to describe reality.  Research on grief points to the use of language as a tool to construct reality. What is it about words that gives them so much power?  Is it that our choosing, our writing and our saying of the words actually alter our thinking, our actions, …Read the rest…


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