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Grief & Healing

So Much Loss During the Holidays:  Managing Secondary Losses

So Much Loss During the Holidays: Managing Secondary Losses

by Julia Rajtar, BCC, M.A.P.S.   My husband would hang the up the Christmas lights outside the house.  Now the house is dark and so is my heart, since he died.  My wife and kids used to spend time baking the cookies, making a mess and having fun at the same time, and… even getting

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Three Good Things, An Attitude of Gratitude, Count Your Blessings

Three Good Things, An Attitude of Gratitude, Count Your Blessings

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, M.A.P.S., BCC   When we are grieving, it can feel like we are carrying the weight of the world in our bodies, experiencing the wave of all kinds of feelings, thoughts and behaviors as we move forward with our lives.  One thanatologist described this as going through the “grief pit”. Going through

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