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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. In Part Two, we explored the traditions while discussing how they might provide a different perspective for anyone grieving a loved one. Now in Part Three, we'll look at some of Continue Reading
  • 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.. Let's continue exploring the traditions while discussing how they might provide a different perspective for anyone grieving a loved one.
  • Day of the Dead is a celebration of life - Halloween approaches and with it a Latino cultural traditional little understood in our culture. The Day of the Dead, or El Día de Los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. From a grief therapy point of view, it honors the living experience of grief.
  • 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 favorite, chipped, stained and chosen, you have been left behind too. Somehow, today it seems Continue Reading
  • 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? How do you balance a request for privacy while some people are processing grief online? Continue Reading

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