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grief support

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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Grief Support

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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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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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 Support at Kansas City Hospice

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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grief in the summer

Summer Provides Challenges when Coping with Grief

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

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Solace House – 20 Years, 20,000 Lives

[ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/266366884/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"] Solace House Center for Grief and Healing was founded in 1998 by two grieving moms who could find support for themselves, but not for their kids. In 2009, Solace House was brought under the auspices of...

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Stevie Shuchart receives 2018 Heart of Hospice Employee Award

[ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/255575771/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"] The Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association has awarded Stephanie “Stevie” Shuchart, LCMSW, with the 2018 Heart of Hospice Award for her outstanding work in caring for hospice patients, their families and the community. Stevie developed...

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The ABCs of Healthy Self Talk

When it comes to managing our feelings, the most important conversations we have are with ourselves - self talk. We can reflect on events and conversations in our everyday lives and make choices about whether we will allow them to...

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Welcome to the Passages Blog

Welcome to my first blog post!  Since this is a new form of expression for me, I must admit to slight first-time jitters.  I imagine that many of my clients experience similar apprehension when coming to meet me or Jennifer...

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There's a long list of hospices in Kansas City, but there's only one Kansas City Hospice. Our programs provide comprehensive expert care for all ages at all stages of serious illness.

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When symptoms cannot be easily managed at home, two hospice houses provide 24/7 expert care in comfortable home-line settings where family members can be relieved of caregiving duties to focus on loved ones.

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Carousel provides palliative and hospice care for perinatal and for babies through young adults with a dedicated team of pediatric nurses, social workers, chaplains and other specialists.

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Solace House

Solace House

Our center for grief and healing supports individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected. We provide opportunities to share, listen, learn and heal with peer group support from age 3 through adult.

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