Tag Archives: Wisconsin

How Do I Help a Child Grieve?

Dr. Donna Schuurman is the Executive Director of The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families in Portland, Oregon, and an internationally recognized authority on grief and bereaved children, teens, and families. Attending the 5th Annual Grief Education Conference this … Continue reading

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Lichen and Loss – What’s the Connection?

Playing the game Table Topics with friends, we went around the circle answering a select question.   “What would you like to do for a job that might surprise all of your friends?”  One of the men in our group answered, “I’d … Continue reading

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Long Distance Equals Losses

Visits home from California and Arizona usually center on crisis – coming home to help with medical needs or attending a funeral.  So, when my sisters visit this time, just to spend time with mom while things are stable, it … Continue reading

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We Pay for Living with Blood

Sitting in my favorite cane-backed rocking chair in front of the open screened window enjoying the view of the lake, I feel depressed.  It has been a colder-than-normal winter and now it is a wetter-than-normal spring and I long to … Continue reading

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Mother Earth Eases My Grief

I have always loved nature. Our only family vacations took place in a little town in northeastern, Wisconsin where my great-aunt and uncle own a cabin.  I was still in diapers when I started going there in the 60’s. Not much of … Continue reading

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A Change of Seasons

Descending sunlight bounces off the yellow gold leaves of the ash tree in our backyard.  Assorted leaf debris and pinecones litter the green grass, lush from recent rain.  Today’s early evening sky is clear, cloudless and the temperatures are mild, … Continue reading

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