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Grief & Healing

Myths about Grief

Myths about Grief

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   How do I know I’m grieving right? How do I know I’m getting better? When should I seek additional help? These are great questions! There is no “one size fits all” answer to these questions. Well-intentioned friends and family try to give us the answers, based upon their

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I Just Can’t Take One More Death!!!!!

I Just Can’t Take One More Death!!!!!

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   I called a friend whose wife died this summer, and as we were talking he surprised me by saying, “my dad died only a month after Sally, and my mom, three weeks after my dad.”  By the time he finished his sentence, I think I had dropped the

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Ways to Remember and Honor

Ways to Remember and Honor

By Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC A woman’s mother recently died, and she was asking for some ideas on ways to remember and honor her mother, on her birthday.   We discussed her mother, who she was, and what she valued.   Based upon the daughter’s description of her mother, we developed a few ideas, one idea

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