7 Ways to Cope with the Postponement or Change to the First Day of School

7 Ways to Cope with the Postponement or Change to Virtual Schooling   Have you and your children been looking forward to the opening of school but now most everything has changed due to COVID-19 and social distancing?   It can be disappointing for both students and parents. It also creates hardships on many families…
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Unanswerable Questions…healing comes in small moments – July 26

  I had to struggle alone, and all I knew was that Father’s death caused me to ask questions for which I could find no answer, and I was living in a world which believed that all questions are answerable.  I, too, believe that all questions are answerable, but not in scienfic terms or in…
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Incomplete Grief

Incomplete Grief:   What do Sex, Drugs & Music Have to Do with it?    Following a breakup, or any other major loss, have you noticed a change in your behavior; things like eating or drinking more? These can become distractions you use to avoid grief. The activities you use to “take your mind off of…
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Two of the Most Helpful Things to Say to a Griever

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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When Father’s Day Isn’t Happy

  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…Grieving the Loss of a Friend

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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12 Things you Should & Should Not Say to the Class of 2020

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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Memorials & Funerals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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THE WIDE SPECTRUM OF MOTHERING by Amy Young

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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What to Do When Mother’s Day Isn’t Happy

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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