We Are Not Guaranteed Tomorrow

We are not guaranteed tomorrow. When news of the basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s tragic death flashed on my phone, it felt surreal. No, I’m not a basketball fan. I’ve rarely watched a full game. And yet, his death hit home hard. My husband and daughter are huge fans of the game. But that’s not the entire reason…

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Dealing with the sudden loss of loved ones

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Dealing with the sudden loss of loved ones is not just shocking, it hollows you out. Imagine being 13 years old. Imagine losing both your sisters and mom in a plane crash. Imagine spending the rest of your life watching your dad numb out and never recover from the trauma of the tragedy. I wonder how…

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How to Help a Grieving Friend

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How to help a grieving friend is a common question where we are seeking to know what to say and be supportive. After a deeply moving personal tragedy, Katherine Conway made the decision to turn her pain into helping others heal. The result: Helping Friends Grieve, a community of shared stories of grief and loss. The…

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Why Me?


Why me? Why my child? These are questions every parent who lost a child in the Connecticut school shootings is asking today. Why innocent kids? This follows on the heels of the first. When the mind is confronted with a tragedy of this magnitude, there are more questions than answers. Asking why me is completely normal.…

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