Healing Tip of the Month

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Springtime Grief

Posted by: Amy Olshever | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

From COPE Clinical Director Amy Olshever, PhD, LCSW   How do you feel when you see the purple and yellow of new crocuses? Or at the arrival of the first robin? The beginning of spring might make you feel better …

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Coping

Posted by: DBDO | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

From COPE Clinical Director Amy Olshever, PhD, LCSW Losing a loved one stays with us forever. But holidays, in particular, can be grief triggers (Healing Tips 11/16), causing similar reactions to anniversaries and birthdays and making the loss even harder …

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Mindfulness

Posted by: DBDO | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

From COPE Clinical Director Amy Olshever, PhD, LCSW Now that you have managed to make it through the rigors of the holiday season, the new year is a perfect time to try out new ways of doing things. As you …

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Grief Triggers

Posted by: Stacey Careri | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

Grief triggers are those reminders, often unexpected, that in an instant can cause a wave of grief to wash over you or even knock you down. You become distracted from what you were doing and find yourself in pain. A …

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Quest for Perfection

Posted by: Stacey Careri | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” ― Jodi Picoult The quest for perfection is an endless journey many of us have been on for as long as we …

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Gratitude and Grief

Posted by: Stacey Careri | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

Gratitude can be one of the most powerful grief healing tools we have. It may sound like an oxymoron: Gratitude and grief are two words whose definitions are as far apart as you can get. So is it possible to …

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Summer Vacations…

Posted by: Stacey Careri | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

When we think of summer we almost automatically think of vacations. But for families who have lost a child or sibling there can be dread and unfulfilled expectations associated with summer vacations. Sometimes vacations bring to mind time spent together …

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