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Broken.

Comfort Zone Camper Matt shares his thoughts about losing his father.

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Understanding “You Are Not Alone”

“You are not alone” were the words whispered to me by my big buddy, the person who gave up her weekend to spend it supporting me on my rollercoaster of grief.

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Finding My Stride

Records and medals will never bring Dad back. I’ve accepted that. However, living life to my greatest potential and sharing his stories will keep Dad’s memory alive – and that is a beautiful thing.

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Identity Crisis

Guest author Emily Clark recounts her identity crisis and subsequent experience of getting to know herself all over again following her husband’s death.

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My Life As An Analytical Griever

Guest author Emily Clark reflects on how being an intellectual helped – and sometimes hindered – her healing.

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Taking Care of Yourself Helps You Grieve

Guest Author Emily Clark shares how making self-care a priority was a game changer in her grief journey.

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Keeping Our Center Throughout Our Grief Journey

Having lost three loved ones to suicide, guest author Catherine Greenleaf has learned that finding and keeping balance after a loss can make all of the difference in healing and moving forward.

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The “Me” Before

Obviously, we are forever changed when we lose someone we love, but sometimes we suddenly and unexpectedly come face to face with our previous selves. Our guest author reflects on a recent experience with friends during which she realized just how much she and life have changed since she lost her son.

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A Different Kind of Valentine

Alisha’s mom died on February 13th, 2007. Valentine’s Day Eve. She tells us how she was planning (or rather not planning) for Valentine’s Day to come and go as usual this year when her mom’s memory came knocking softly at her heart. Mom loved holidays, loved the idea of spreading cheer and love and chocolate. She felt something different this year. She felt challenged to reclaim this day.

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The Number Of Plates On Our Table

After her brother died, guest author Crystal sometimes forgot he was gone, and set a place for him at the table. She tells us how these little things can bring back your grief, and how your family can find new ways to fill the table with love.

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