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  • Helping Children Cope with Grief
    Posted: 02/04/2015

    A child’s understanding and reaction to death depends on his or her stage of development, closeness to the deceased and interactions with family members.  Typically, a child experiences a range of emotions including sadness, fear, anger, and confusion. As a parent or other family member, it is a good idea to encourage your child to …
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  • Dark Chocolate
    Posted: 01/15/2015

    During a period of grief many people turn to familiar “comfort foods” as a way to help them cope. It is also common to overindulge in these foods over the holidays.   Chocolate has long been a popular favorite, but for the weight conscious among us it can also bring a tinge of guilt.  However, new …
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  • Weddings and Funerals
    Posted: 12/08/2014

    Weddings and Funerals Many of you have probably heard that most families get together at weddings and funerals.  There are many families that may see each other during the year, but very rarely do you see the entire family (i.e., cousins, aunts, uncles, second cousins etc…) come together unless there is a big occasion such …
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  • Blessing Others
    Posted: 12/08/2014

    Blessing Others   One of the wonderful things that tends to happen at Christmas time is we think about giving.  Unfortunately, we don’t think about it as much throughout the year, and  I know I am guilty of this.  I don’t know about you, but my pocket book is stretched during the holiday season and it seems …
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  • “I’m sorry…but I just didn’t know what to say.”
    Posted: 01/10/2013

    If you’ve ever felt uncomfortable or awkward at a funeral, you’re certainly not the first. After all, attending a funeral is not an everyday event, and it’s not easy to know how to act, or what to say. Helping others deal with a loss is an aspect of human relationships no one ever teaches us, …
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