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For many, the etiquette of sending thank you cards has been lost. When you’re mourning the loss of a loved one, getting these trivial things done can seem like a burden. Whether you choose to send thank you cards out within the first few weeks or not, here are some simple guidelines to help youREAD MORE
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Grief & Healing
by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC “I need to be tough for my kids. They don’t need to see me cry,” one parent said to me about their 3 and 7-year-old children. As we began exploring this statement, it became evident that the parent didn’t want her young children to worry about her ifREAD MORE
by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC A woman, living in a smaller rural community, was grocery shopping. Her husband had died only 2 weeks prior. As she was shopping, people would stop and ask her, “How are you?” Her grief so new and raw, she responded with that look that went from I’m doing okREAD MORE
by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, M.A.P.S., BCC My best friend recently moved away. We have been friends since high school and have shared a lot through the years. She became one of my mother’s “adopted” daughters years ago and one of the family. Her own daughter once shared that she always thought we were family andREAD MORE