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Grief & Healing

Mindfulness and Self-Care for Stressful Times

Mindfulness and Self-Care for Stressful Times

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   Who needs this mindfulness stuff?  It’s just a slang word for something I’m already doing in my life anyways, isn’t it?   I used to feel that way.  As a person of faith, I believe I already practice mindfulness and meditation in a way.  That may be true, yet

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Why do you keep talking to a dead person?  Continuing Bonds…

Why do you keep talking to a dead person? Continuing Bonds…

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC “My loved one died a year ago, and I still say goodnight to their photo.”  “I find myself being a cemetery person, since my son died 4 years ago. It helps me feel close to him.”  “I have a table in my home with several photos of my wife

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Grieve the Ripple Effects and Losses of the Corona-virus

Grieve the Ripple Effects and Losses of the Corona-virus

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC Since March I have been working from home because of this disease.  When it became time, I packed up the office, choosing those things which I thought I might need to work from home for a 3-month period (my hopeful heart was saying 3 months, my mind said, prepare

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