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Setting Holiday Boundaries (even when it’s hard)

Boundaries can be helpful in grief, but they can also just be helpful during the complicated and draining holiday season.…
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Setting Your Grief Boundaries

Grief boundaries. They're a thing. Chances are you didn't know they were a thing before your loss. You probably wouldn't…
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Family Misunderstanding After a Death

Ahhhh, family. Family, family, family. Family can be great, but that's not what this post is about.  This post is…
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Grieving the Death of a Sibling

The other day I asked our Facebook community to suggest resources for people who've experienced the death of a sibling.…
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The Art of Regrouping (aka it’s not a Hallmark movie Charlie Brown)

Late the night before Thanksgiving I got a call from my mom, who explained that she slipped and fell down…
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Holiday Togetherness Game Plan: 11 Tips for Taking a Time Out

Holiday Togetherness Game Plan: 11 Tips for Taking a Time Out

Alright, let's have a quick pre-holiday huddle to discuss your game plan for tomorrow. Not where you're going to celebrate or…
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When Death Brings Out the Worst: Family Fighting After a Death

Death brings out the best and worst in families. Working with patients and families at the end-of-life, we've seen behavior…
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Sorting Through Belongings After Death: Working with Family

This week we've been talking about the daunting task of sorting through a loved one's belongings after their death. Proceeding with…
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Practical Plan for Dealing with the Holidays After a Loss

One of the best ways to deal with the holidays after a loss is to plan ahead. Parts of your…
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