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Perspectives on Grieving

The Truth about Your Broken Heart

It is real, and it is painful, and modern medicine has proven it.

Tears Are Good, They Let The Sadness Out

“Tears are of extreme relevance for human nature. We cry because we need other people." Dr. Ad Vingerhoets

Five Lessons Grief Teaches, by Maria Housden

Maria Housden's article in "We Need Not Walk Along," the national magazine of The Compassionate Friends, described as “a support group in print,” featuring articles by and for parents, siblings, and grandparents who are grieving the death of a child in their family.

Gentle Resolutions for the Grieving

How can we cope and take care of ourselves in the midst of trauma and loss. As we move through this holiday season with all of its expectations and commitments, please remember to be gentle with yourself and practice good self care.

Family Portraits After the Death of a Family Member

So what happens when someone dies? Do family photos become terrible reminders of the person who has died, or symbols of the love and support that the person provided? We think the latter....

Remembering...Talking About Someone Who Has Died at Holiday Time

My mother died on October 23, 2008.  A month later I spent that first Thanksgiving without her at my godmother Ginny’s house with her family. I had known Ginny my whole life and her three daughters, all around my age, were like cousins to me. They were all there too, one of them with her own three daughters.

The Gift of Having all of Your Feelings: Grief and the Holidays

There is so much pressure to be happy in our culture, especially at the holidays. We are supposed to have a Happy Thanksgiving, a “merry little Christmas” or a Happy Hanukah. But grief doesn’t take a holiday.

Children's Grief Awareness Day

Wear Blue! Tomorrow November 17th is National Children's Grief Awareness Day. Please wear blue, and contact Imagine for how you can raise awareness, support grieving children, or get free resources for your school.

Election 2016: What's Grief Got To Do With It? By Connie Palmer, LCSW

An important life lesson we want for all children is about learning how to be a winner and learning how to be a loser. Losing is more than just not winning, it's something that if done thoughtfully, can be transformative.

"I'm So Glad I Learned..."

By Connie, Palmer, LCSW. Each month we will share what students, teachers, parents and members of the community tell us that they are "so glad they learned."