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How to Speak to a Newly Bereaved Person

How often have you felt awkward, not knowing the right thing to say after someone you know has lost a loved one? Feeling someone else’s pain, especially when we personally…

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Kintsugi – The Art of Repairing Broken Things

There is an ancient Japanese art form called kintsugi, in which broken pottery is reconstructed – and in contrast to typical repair work, the goal of the reconstruction is not…

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Self Care Menu from Blue Ridge Hospice Grief and Loss Support

What’s on your self-care menu? We all need a personalized self-care menu – the activities that we incorporate into daily practice or use as needed to maintain our physical and…

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Choosing Rest

Today Grief Counselor, Christina, discusses progress in our grief journeys and the importance of choosing rest.

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Grand Opening for New Thrift Shop in Purcellville

Published June 22, 2020 (Purcellville, Virginia) – A crowd of excited shoppers, all wearing masks, began lining up at 8AM on Saturday morning in hopes of being the first to…

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This Father’s Day

To anyone grieving the loss of their father this Father’s Day: If this is your first Father’s Day without your dad, our hearts go out to you. Perhaps you want…

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A Case for Masks from Dr. Flynn

Published May 20, 2020 I know it has seemed like years since we have all seen each other in person and these times continue to challenge what our sense of…

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When is Death Sweet? COVID-19 Reflections from a Grief Support Counselor

But death was sweet, death was gentle, death was kind; death healed the bruised spirit and the broken heart, and gave them rest and forgetfulness.  – Mark Twain, Letters from…

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Curiosity Versus Criticism

The question, “Why did I do that?” can be asked in so many different ways – with embarrassment, anger, guilt. I often talk with grieving people about approaching their emotions,…

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