Loss and Hope Service

Recovery at Powell will have a special service focused on finding hope in the midst of the losses we have experienced.  The Loss & Hope Service will help us reflect on the losses which caused us to journey to the dark night of the soul and then lead us to the Light of the World…
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10 Steps to Setting Boundaries.

10 Steps to Setting Boundaries Know what you want. Give yourself permission to ask for it. Be specific with your request. Ask without apology. Watch your expectations. Accept the answer if it’s no. Don’t take it personally. Take responsibility for your own wants and needs. Find a way to fulfill it yourself. Let go of…
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Codependent Families: Who’s Who?

What is codependency? (According to Wikipedia) Codependency is a controversial concept for a dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. Among the core characteristics of codependency, the most common theme is an excessive reliance on other people for approval and a sense of identity. Codependency is a family…
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Are you Codependent? Take the free Quiz.

Codependent?    What is codependency?  How do I know if I’m codependent? I invite you to use the following quiz to help raise your awareness of whether you are affected by codependency.  It will take less than 10 minutes …and it could change your life! A Codependency Quiz Read through the questions below and answer…
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October 12 Free Introduction to Loss and Grief Recovery/Helping Children with Loss

FREE INTRODUCTION October 12, 2020 6-7:00 p.m. with a special segment on Helping Children with Loss Topic: October 12 Loss and Grief Recovery Intro Time: Oct 12, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84753817513?pwd=OVY4K0FDdVBWSFlsL05FQm1mcGZNUT09 Meeting ID: 847 5381 7513 Passcode: 799411 You don’t need anyone to tell you when your…
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What to Say to Someone who is Grieving

The majority of grievers are desperately in need of support to help them in coping with their losses. They need someone to listen to them without analysis, criticism or judgment. Fear of how to approach grievers and assist them stops many well-meaning people from being there for these people when they are most needed. A…
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Grief that comes with Suicide

  Some years ago, Robin Williams was famously quoted as saying that “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.”  On the face of it, this sounds very logical.  The problem is that the thought of ending one’s life via suicide is a very emotional choice, often related to issues that have brought grief into…
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National Grief Awareness Day- August 30 & National Overdose Awareness Day – August 31

  August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day and August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.  Anyone who has experienced the grief that comes with the loss of a friend or family member who died and/or suffered from an overdose might wonder why there is just one day in the year that has been earmarked as special…
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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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