Day of the Dead honors those who have died before us

By Jewelee Lukowski, Art Teacher at Bernard Campbell Middle School, Lee's Summit R-7 School District Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a day of remembrance and an opportunity for individuals to come together to honor, reflect...

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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.  Join us this year for a VIRTUAL Day of the Dead! [caption id="attachment_13486" align="alignleft" width="300"]...

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Grief support group for parent loss Solace House

No right way to grieve

by Susan Wurtenberger, MS, LMSW, Grief Support Specialist There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are no acceptable or unacceptable emotions. There is no timeline for adjusting. There is no prescribed way to cope. Am I doing...

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Jacque Amweg

Sprinkle Day

by Jacque Amweg, LSCSW, LCSW, CT, Clinical Social Worker, EMDR Therapist Sprinkle Day. Did you ever think it would feel so good to simply drive through town or sit ten feet from a loved one in the driveway? Could you...

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A benefit for Kansas City Hospice

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary

This year is our 40th anniversary of caring for the families of Kansas City. On November 3, 1980, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care was founded to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are...

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grief and loss

Telehealth grief support is easier than you think!

By Melissa Waugh, MS, Grief Support Specialist Did you ever imagine meeting with a Grief Support Specialist via telehealth? Probably not before the current pandemic, especially if you are not comfortable with technology. Perhaps your loved one handled all of...

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Grief Programs for the Kansas City Community

Grief Programs for the greater Kansas City community — services offered at modest or no cost Solace House A Community Center for Grief and Healing, designed to be a nurturing place to guide children and adults through the difficult time...

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Passages Counseling

Treating Complicated Grief with EMDR

by Jacque Amweg, LSCSW, LCSW, CT, Clinical Social Worker & EMDR Therapist at Kansas City Hospice The death of a loved one is one of the most distressing experiences you will face. Grief is a natural response to loss. One...

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Solace House

What Do I Say Now?

What Do I Say Now? Tips on How to Respond When Someone You Love is Grieving by Beth Houghton, LCSW, Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice It can be hard to support a grieving person when you are at...

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Maybe It’s Okay to Be Weak

"Maybe It's Okay to be Weak" by guest blogger Alisha Bozarth brings us her perspective on why it’s okay to not be okay all the time. "Being strong in the biggest battle of my life is like asking a marathon...

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