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Grief & Healing

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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Reimagining Life After the Death of an Intimate Partner

Reimagining Life After the Death of an Intimate Partner

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   I cannot imagine anything more difficult than going through the rest of life alone. Finding love again after the death of an intimate partner, can be an exciting experience for those who are ready.  For others however, this transition can raise all kinds of questions around trust, intimacy,

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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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