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Grief & Healing

Hope and Grace: Shoes to Wear into the New Year

Hope and Grace: Shoes to Wear into the New Year

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   Being a bereaved, in a pandemic year, where nothing has been “normal” is waring. We are not only grieving and trying to adjust to a death, the pain of which is upending our daily lives, we are also surrounded by collective grieving. The personal losses we feel are

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Healing Grief

Healing Grief

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar   Grief is powerful and is related to the specific loss we have experienced.  Grief is a natural response to loss, and reflects our behaviors, thoughts and emotions related to that loss.  When someone we love dies, we all grieve and our grief will be different, even as members of the

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Preparing for a Significant Family Holiday Without You…

Preparing for a Significant Family Holiday Without You…

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC After a loved one dies, we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed by the notion of preparing for a major holiday without them.  There are multiple secondary losses we feel because that person isn’t here to help us purchase a tree, put up lights or decorations, bake, get the family

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