From every corner of the world we are hearing the word, grief. From news anchors to preachers, from corporate leaders to health care administrators, from the clerk at the store to our neighbors next door, we all see and feel the heaviness of loss, change…grief. Recently I heard someone say “we are all in the…

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  Do Father’s Day posts on social media make you want to crawl under the covers until the day is over? Do Father’s Day commercials make you feel sad or angry? Do you wish Father’s Day would be over already, so you would stop being reminded about your dad? Even though Father’s Day is a…

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Losing a pet can be one of the most painful experiences a person can have. There is much talk in today’s world about unconditional love. It would be wonderful if human beings were capable of such a thing. The sad truth is that we fall short of the mark. While unconditional love is probably impossible,…

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Do you know someone who was supposed to graduate from middle school, high school, college, or trade school this year, but can’t because of COVID-19? There’s a large group of people who are heartbroken over the fact that they won’t have a traditional graduation ceremony. Class of 2020 students dreamed of this day only to…

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Experiencing the death of someone you love and care about is painful. Experiencing the death of someone you less than love can be painful too. There are almost always undelivered emotional communications with a person who died, and deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic are no different. Think back to someone you know who died. Were…

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To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you To those who lost a child this year–we mourn with you To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stain–we appreciate you To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions,…

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Do commercials for Mother’s Day flowers or greeting cards put a knot in your stomach? Do Mother’s Day posts on social media make you think, “What’s so happy about it? Will you in these COVID-19 be unable to visit your mom? Do you wish you could ignore the whole week leading up to the holiday?…

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. Charles Figley has studied the subject of Compassion Fatigue since the 1970’s. In his words, Compassion fatigue is a state experienced by those helping people in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it is traumatizing for the helper. Most…

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  Are you unable to spend Easter or Passover with your family this year? Coping with holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic is a unique set of circumstances, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t helpful solutions.   Sheltering in place is tough on its own, but facing major holidays with all the reminders and traditions can…

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During this unusual time of Coronavirus self-isolation, it’s important you take care of your physical, mental and emotional health. That can be more difficult than ever dealing with so much change, right? The world is saying, “Hey, you can’t do this” when you are used to your normal daily routine. In most cases, You can’t…

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