Twenty-Three Years In the Making

September 1998 was the year my world would change. My dad died of a heart attack. My sister and I had experienced the death of a loved one before, but none like this. The WARM Place was introduced to us from my school counselor at the time, and we had no idea of how impactful…

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Stepping into Spring

With spring’s arrival, flowers begin to bloom, weather becomes warmer, and winter fades away. Spring is often seen as a new beginning and a time to remove the old and make room for what is new. That can sometimes be difficult for a grieving family. It’s important with grief to continue to keep your loved…

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Finding Gratitude While Braving the Storm

The act of gratitude involves being appreciative and thankful for things and experiences you’ve had. It is a quality we all possess, though it may sometimes be hard to show, especially when grief is clouding your mind. Grief is like a storm cloud in Texas; its intensity comes and goes; a continuous cycle filled with…

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Back-to-School, COVID-19, and Grief

2020 has certainly been a whirlwind adventure. COVID-19 has affected us all and changed what our day-to-day looks like for everyone. From strictly staying home, wearing masks, social distancing from family and friends, and even online school, we’ve had to adjust to changes fast! Back-to-school time also brings a mix of emotions for caregivers and…

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