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Covid-19 Updates

Please join us online as we are hosting gatherings by video conferences, Fridays at Noon. Register Here In response to the COVID -19 recommendations, all of our Faith & Grief support programs are meeting online for the time being. We hope to return to in-person meetings by the Fall. Please check back here and with…
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Hey There Pretty Lady

“Hey, There Pretty Lady”

My Dad wasn’t into “ordinary.”  He couldn’t remember a birthday and didn’t worry about what groceries to buy for the week.  His role in life had always been “the rescuer.”  You needed to move to another third floor apartment, my Dad had a truck and a strong back.

Partners in Grief: Support After the Loss of Your Child

Partners in Grief Partners in grief – are you struggling to connect? In any relationship, there will be few events more difficult than the loss of a child. Your partner in grief is one of the best tools to have on your side during this experience. It is an entirely subjective and personal experience, too…
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Grief Story – Legacy of a Quilt and a Sofa

This Grief Story is written by Faith & Grief Facilitator, Bob Nelson Growing up on the west side of Chicago in the fifties, certain truths were self-evident: one’s address determined safety; anonymity was security; wealth was centered in the suburbs where kids could play on something called a lawn; and most significantly, an impersonal universe…
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man writing in notebook

Resilience says Try Gratitude

This is last post of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. Be grateful for your life, every detail of it, and your face will come to shine like the sun, and everyone who sees it will be made calm and…
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Resilience Says Find the Humor

This is part fifth of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. It was still dark when we checked out of our hotel. Packs on our backs, we trekked the two miles to the bus station on the outskirts of Manali,…
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Resilience and Making Connections

This is part four of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. She was in a tough spot. Mom and Dad had been married for 34 years. When he died, just like that, she was no longer part of a matched…
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Resilience Says Stay Curious

This is part three of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. A basic support for a joyful mind is curiosity, paying attention, taking an interest in the world around you. Happiness is not required, but being curious without a heavy…
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Handling the Holidays

The holiday season can offer a time to reflect and remember and it can be a time of great joy. We at Faith & Grief recognize that when you are grieving, the holidays may also be a difficult time. Here are a few suggestions for handling the holidays when you are grieving. The biggest takeaway,…
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Frog in terrariium

Resilience – Adapt, please?

This is part two of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. The biggest challenge was the frog. A few months after we married, my husband, Bill, and I embarked on an open-ended trip around the world beginning in Mexico and…
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