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Grief & Healing

Tasks of Mourning

Tasks of Mourning

by Julia Rajtar, M.A.P.S., BCC A grief group participant was lamenting the death of her mother, nearly four years after her death.  The participant said she is living with the grief, carries it with daily, and is able to blend that death into her current life moving.  In preparing for a holiday, family began sharing

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Grief Camps

Grief Camps

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   Years ago, I attended a volleyball camp.   I remember how much I wanted to attend, because I wanted to learn skills to become a better player, having learned all I could from others around me.  I will never forget camp, the skills learned, or the friendships made.  I

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Be Kind to Me, My Mom Just Died

Be Kind to Me, My Mom Just Died

By Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC Sometimes I think I need to wear a t-shirt that says, Be Kind to me, my mom just died. It seems that as I walk around, unable to focus, my heart broken from sorrow and sadness, life all around me goes on as if nothing is different. That might

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