Aspects of grief can come in waves. Whether those waves are brought on by what is going on in our current environment, our relationships with others, triggers reminding us of our grief, or how we are taking care of ourselves, it is important for us to hold space to process what are our needs are in…

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On any given day, we are faced with challenges and triumphs, and for some it may feel that one comes more readily than the other. We know that each new day can bring a new opportunity. An opportunity to open your heart, to listen to someone else’s perspective, to share your struggles, to support someone,…

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Over the past few months, we have shared many different activities to help you honor your loved ones, express your feelings, and talk about your grief. Everyone expresses their grief in many different ways and it can be helpful to try various activities. Sometimes drawing, writing, and even listening to music can bring about understanding…

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Father’s Day, like many other significant calendar holidays, can elicit a wide array of feelings.  Father’s Day carves out a moment in time outside of our day-to-day, to give thanks, share stories, celebrate, and send love to those father figures who have been influential in our lives.  Not only does Father’s Day create these special…

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This spring has left us as a nation in a strange limbo. We have had to deal with uncertainty and instability. Some families have been lucky to be able to embrace these circumstances whole-heartedly and find the silver-lining in their slowed-down days. For other families, struggle has been at the forefront and uncertainty has cast…

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Though many days of the last few months have felt like an overcast on our lives, it is important to celebrate what is in our control. Many families who aren’t able to celebrate a milestone achievement in traditional fashion, such as their child’s academic achievements this year, are still able to praise and celebrate their…

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I have been moved by the thoughtfulness seen by our WARM Place families and community members and hope you all are experiencing an abundance of kindness in your life. Here are some activities you can try at home to help you focus on kindness. My Kindness Book: Ages 3-8 Supplies: Paper, scissors, pencils, crayons, markers,…

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Before this pandemic, we were going about our lives, the hustle and bustle, going here and there, consumed with being so busy. Perhaps this time of social distancing has afforded us an opportunity to slow down a little. Maybe you have taken time to reflect on things you are grateful for, no matter how small.…

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During this time of uncertainty, grieving families may be experiencing heightened emotions or emotions that they thought had already been processed within their journeys. Anger can be a common emotion to feel during a time of distress and grief. Though anger is at times an uncomfortable emotion to experience, the expression of anger, when done through positive…

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Grief itself can be an isolating experience. Add on top of that our current social distancing circumstances, and you may find yourself needing new coping skills and outlets for your emotions. At this time, you and your children may be wishing for visits with friends and family, travel to destinations outside of your own four…

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