Learning to Live with a Broken Heart: Lou and Dave Seideman

40 years ago, Lou moved into a triplex off of Riverside Drive in Austin. Soon after moving in, Lou’s daughter, Shae, introduced her to Dave Seideman. After playing with his dog, the rest became history. Lou and Dave got married not long after and have been together ever since.  Together, they had three children: two […]

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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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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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Another Year, Another Chance…

This post is reprinted by permission of L. Phillips Thune. You can follow Linda’s grief journey on her blog, “Running for Home–In the Words of L. Phillips Thune“, as well as in her previous entries for The Christi Center blog here and here. –Lara Fall certainly came and went with its cooler winds and falling leaves, confused by

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A Practice in Love: Animal Therapy

One can’t argue against the prominence of animal love around us. Between well-supported charities and the number of dog-friendly establishments in Austin, animals are obviously well-received. However, did you know that research is finding that keeping animals as company can be therapeutic? For both physical and emotional therapy, animals are … Continue reading 

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