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Heart Connections: Grief –Not Something You Get Over BUT Something You Can Get Through

Willie Nelson recently released a new song with these lyrics in the chorus.  I was on YouTube when I first saw it.  I clicked on it and as it unfolded, it was as if my heart was singing to me.  I lost my husband on January 26, 2018 to Stage 4 colon cancer.  He was …

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Heart Connections: You May Live with Sorrow, But You Don't Have to Live Sorrowfully

By Benny Jasso, Sr. – as told to Terri Schexnayder The Charreada (Mexican rodeo) was an event for our whole family.  My sons, Benny Jr. and Dennis, whom I began to train when they were young, would participate in the rodeo’s nine events. My wife Alice cooked and raised funds for many events. I loved …

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Grief and Sleep – It's Not Just for Kids

Recently, our Kids Who Kare Coordinator Christi Neville, LPC shared this information with the caregivers of children who attend these groups. Since grief affects sleep for all of us, not just in children, we thought it would be helpful to share with you.  Recently at one of our groups, the kids were asked how they …

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Reading, Writing, and Lessons of the Heart

by Christi Neville, LPC Sending our kids back to school has given me the opportunity to reflect on the many parallels between the classroom and grief.  Our culture places heavy emphasis on quantifiable learning…almost daily, we teach our children valuable skills in math, reading, science, and athletics…lessons that are often visible, tangible, or at least …

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Speaking Grief

Speaking Grief: How to respond when someone in your life loses someone they love  by Shana Rubenstein I have had the privilege of being a social work intern at the Christi Center since September. In this role, I have had learned from individuals of all ages grieving the death of loved ones. After a few months of assisting …

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Letter to Brian: May 12, 2013

by Laura Habedank Dear Brian, Today is Mother’s Day.  Three times this week I tried picking out a Mother’s Day card for Mom only to leave the store crying with no card in hand.  I mean… try finding a card that fits how she has felt since you died.  I mean she obviously is still a Mom– to both …

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