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The Orphaned Adult

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With the death of my mom, I lost my last parent. Being 32 and parentless is a punch to the gut, one that knocks you to the ground and leaves you bloodied to face the world ahead. It makes you face yourself in ways you weren’t prepared for; it forces you to look in the mirror and see who you are, maybe even for the first time.

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Managing Sleep While Grieving

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Losing a loved one can take a large toll on your emotional well-being. It’s very common to experience many challenges going through daily life activities while you’re in a period of bereavement. While some of the challenges you face may be expected and something you can prepare for, there are others which may not be...
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Grandma

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A few months ago, my spouse and I sat around a table with my entire family and announced a new member soon to arrive. The energy in the room was palpable: hugs, congratulations, and laughter. I felt so much excitement in sharing this news with my family, yet my mind wandered to the person not...
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Gabby: From Feral to Family

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When I started working at Transitions LifeCare (TL) I didn’t realize I’d receive far more than a paycheck. I’ve been blessed with so much more. I’ve made such wonderful friends here. I mean, I’ve always made wonderful friends everywhere I’ve worked but this is a bit different. I would say I never work a day...
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What No One Tells You About Grief

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  Grief it brings need the naked freeze caught in the frost Numb unbearable thoughts your inner need fire not lost --Tori Amos - Reindeer King (Native Invader, 2017) I lost my father last February. It was really hard to even write those words down. I know that it had happened; everyone close to me knows that...
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W-I-N-T-E-R: How to Honor Your Grief

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Things tend to slow down in the winter. The holiday bustle wraps up in a flurry and in settles the cold, quiet calm of winter. In grief, the season can bring mixed feelings. For some, the quiet season of winter is a relief after spending those first holidays without a loved one. For others, the...
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