Author: Featured In Teens

The Fine Line Between Hope and Panic

After her mom died, guest author Camila Martin felt a lot of pressure from others about how she should act and what she should feel. She tells us how her grief left her bouncing between competing emotions, and how she has moved towards a place of balance.

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College Without Dad

Going to college is a transition, and once you’re there you can’t just blow off your feelings of grief. Guest author Samantha Worman feels that it’s a blessing and a curse to come into a new place with no one knowing who you are, or who you’ve lost.

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After My Father Died

When a parent dies, sadness and grief will follow. But for some teens, the sadness can manifest into something larger, something darker. One brave young woman tells the story of her own grief, and the choices she made to help herself heal.

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Hugging Them In Your Heart

When we lose someone we love, the longing for just one more hug, visit, or conversation can be overwhelming. Guest Author Maureen Hunter shares how we can still connect with our loved ones, even when they are no longer physically in our lives.

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Always Missing Dad

On the six month anniversary of her father’s death from cancer, guest author Sarita Zanazzi reflects on her father’s life, and on the ways others have unknowingly made her grieving more difficult.

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Defining Moments at Comfort Zone Camp

When Samantha Worman’s dad died, a family friend suggested she go to Comfort Zone Camp, a special camp for kids and teens who had lost a parent or sibling. Samantha loved camp so much, and felt so impacted by the connections she made, that she returned later to mentor another child who had who had experienced a loss in her life.

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I Bought The Books

Desperate to find healing after her father’s death, Comfort Zone Camper Samantha Worman realized that she spent more time reading books on loss than she spent actually grieving. In time, she found that her grief was her own, and that she could experience it any way and any time that she needed to.

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Finding Meaning in Tragedy

When her brother died suddenly, guest Author Tabitha Jayne felt completely lost. For many years, she found it hard to believe that she could ever be happy again. With great self love and strength, she slowly learned that she could miss her brother while not missing out on her own life.

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How I Miss My Dad Now

Nine years after he died, guest author Samantha Halle still misses her dad. She helps us to see how grief changes over the years, and how those we love will always be a part of our lives

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The Kindness of Acquaintances

There is much talk about the kindness of strangers, but what about the kindness of acquaintances? Sometimes, people we hardly know seem to appear out of nowhere to offer support in a moment that we are feeling alone in our grief. Our guest author shares one such experience, and encourages each of us to share a kind word today with someone who may need it more than we know.

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