Listening is Your Most Powerful Tool

When people are upset, it is natural to want to “fix it”. This is especially true when it is our children. But usually our children aren’t asking us to come up with a solution. They just want us to be there for them. They want us to validate their feelings. They want us to listen.…

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Spotlight on Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial

Have you ever heard of a company that invests heavily into community support instead of big advertising efforts?  We have, and we are so lucky to call them good friends of The WARM Place!  The company is Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, and they started supporting The WARM Place in 2016.  Their first project was funding…

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Teens Use Emojis To Talk About Their Feelings

The counselors at The WARM Place are always looking for innovative ways to help teens express their feelings.  Most teenagers want to talk about their feelings but they may be apprehensive or confused about how to share such deep feelings of loss. Recently, one of our groups used emoji’s to talk about their grief experiences.…

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That’s A Wrap!

Our first Volunteer Facilitator Training of 2017 is officially complete! Facilitators are the volunteers who lead the activities and discussions that take place in our grief support groups. A total of 19 facilitators completed this spring training session and we just can’t wait to see how our new additions enhance our already-stellar volunteer groups! Our 22…

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How Music Connects Us to the Ones We Love

Music is a powerful way to remember your loved one and feel connected to them again. We use music a lot at The WARM Place. All of our groups begin with several minutes of calming, instrumental music to create a sense of peace and centering. Children’s groups sing songs to learn about their feelings. Teen…

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Did You Know?

Our most recent edition of The WARM Way newsletter was published at the beginning of this month.  If you didn’t’ get a change to read it you can find the online version here.  In this edition we we gave readers a quick glance at our work for 2016 here at The WARM Place and also some startling statistics…

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Do It For You. Do It For Them.

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the New Year and making our 2017 resolutions. Did you know that nearly half of all Americans make a New Year’s resolution and about 40% of those resolutions involve physical fitness or changes in diet? If you’re a resolution maker (or resolution breaker), please consider getting active…

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There is No Hierarchy in Grief

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to slip into judging and comparing things? From the time we start learning, we are taught to measure, compare and categorize things. Initially, humans were hardwired to make judgments about everything in their environment for adaptation and survival. As we evolved, we began to carry our judgments…

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Why We Choose To Remember

The beginning of 2017 will bring about some very fun events that will benefit The WARM Place. ‘Ride to Remember‘ at Cycle Bar is happening on January 14th and on March 4th  , ‘Race 2 Remember Them‘ will be our first 10k/5k race. The word “remember” is so important to us at The WARM Place. That may…

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Volunteering is a Gift

Volunteers are just ordinary people with extraordinary hearts. They offer the gift of their time to listen, to help, to inspire, to build, to grow, to learn. They expect no pay, yet the value of their work knows no limit. They know the unexpected joy of a simple hug. They plant tiny seeds of love…

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