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Day of the Dead and Grief Support

Day of the Dead is a celebration of life

Part One of a three-part series on how grief support looks to traditions like Day of the Dead to help people learn new coping skills.  [caption id="attachment_13486" align="alignleft" width="300"] How to make sugar skulls - click image[/caption] By Denise Brown ...

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Raw grief feels like drowning

by Alisha Bozarth Adapted with permission from AlishaBozarth.com Raw grief feels like drowning. I’ve never drowned, but I can imagine the panic. The inundation. The fight as your body merely wants to do what is natural, just breathe. The burn...

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Shattered Bowl Project – Art Therapy for Grief

By Denise Brown, MA, ATR -  Expressive Therapist & Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care What does a shattered bowl have to do with grief? Imagine that the shattered bowl represents your shattered heart or your...

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Summer Provides Challenges when Coping with Grief

  by Melissa Waugh MS, Grief Support Specialist This week marks the first day of summer. Despite the warm weather and more daylight, summer may bring challenges when coping with grief. Summer can be a favorite season of the year for...

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Volunteering is 3 times blessed

When you volunteer: 1. You bless the organization you've chosen. 2. You bless the person or family you impact. 3. You give blessings to yourself. Our 500+ volunteers at Kansas City Hospice will tell you that they receive as much...

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Sorting Through – what do I do with all this stuff?

Sorting Through by Christy Hansen, LMSW, Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice When you must sort through a loved one’s belongings, it can be an overwhelming and emotional task. Whether it’s a home that holds a lifetime of memories...

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Day of the Dead can inspire us to cope with grief

Part Three of a three-part series on how grief support looks to traditions like Day of the Dead to help people learn new coping skills. Read Part One "Day of the Dead is a celebration of life" Read Part Two "Day of...

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Day of the Dead may provide insights into grieving

Part Two of a three-part series on how grief support looks to traditions like Day of the Dead to help people learn new coping skills. Read Part One "Day of the Dead is a celebration of life" By Denise Brown  MA-ATR,...

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Dear Coffee Mug

By Jacque Amweg, Grief Support Specialist Dear coffee mug, I decided to pour coffee into you today. You have been empty for months now as I seemed to be waiting for him to take you off the shelf. An old...

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Grief in the Digital Age

By Melissa Waugh, MS, Grief Support Specialist   Grief is an internal process and mourning may make grief public, but what does it mean to go through a private experience when people are used to sharing everything through social media?...

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