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“Never Have I Ever”: A Thoughtful Exploration of Grief

"Grieving is as natural as crying when you're hurt, sleeping when you're tired, eating when you're hungry, or sneezing when your nose itches. It is nature's way of healing a broken heart."Doug Manning Grief is a "normal" and necessary reaction to a significant change or loss in our lives. Over the past few years, there… Continue reading “Never Have I Ever”: A Thoughtful Exploration of Grief

Bereavement

The First Thanksgiving Without Your Loved One

The turkey is fresh out of the oven, dinner is ready to be served, and everyone has shared what they are grateful for this year. After saying grace, you begin to eat. You're surrounded by loved ones at Thanksgiving dinner, but you still feel like something is missing. The first Thanksgiving without your loved one… Continue reading The First Thanksgiving Without Your Loved One

Bereavement, Guest Writers

Children Grieve Too

November is Children's Grief Awareness Month. Since 2003, Joel's Place for Children, a Cleveland-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, provides grief support to school-aged children and their families who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives. Children and teens across the world are experiencing grief in ways that are more complicated and often more traumatic… Continue reading Children Grieve Too

Message From The Director

All

All is an interesting word and is used in so many ways. All can be an adjective, adverb, pronoun or noun and the pertinent Websters definitions are “the whole amount, quantity, or extent of” or “every member or individual component of” or “the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy”. All includes every one of us and… Continue reading All

Bereavement, Guest Writers

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Grieving

Did you know that grief can weaken your immune system, increase blood pressure, cause changes in your digestive system, and lead to headaches and disturbed sleep? Grief is a normal and necessary reaction to a significant change or loss in our lives. Even though it may be hard, it is important to take care of… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Grieving