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Grief & Healing

Coping with Grief – 1 Year after the Coronavirus

Coping with Grief – 1 Year after the Coronavirus

If you are feeling overwhelmed by grief, you’re not alone.  We acknowledge over 500,000 Covid-19 related deaths in the Unites States alone.  For each COVID-19 related death, there are an average of nine people grieving. Thus, at this point in time, we remember those who have died from this isolating disease and hold space for

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The Face/Mask We Wear as we Grieve

The Face/Mask We Wear as we Grieve

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   Daily, a friend would preface leaving her house with the phrase, “I have to put my face on,” which was her way of saying, I have to put my make-up on.  Though that is not usually the case with our grief, we “put on a face” before heading

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Complicated Grief: When We Need Extra Help in Mourning

Complicated Grief: When We Need Extra Help in Mourning

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   There is no right or wrong way to grieve.  There are some common reactions to grief, including feelings of sadness, yearning for what was, frequent thoughts and memories of the one who died, a desire to isolate from those around us for a while, and other thoughts, feelings

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