Archive for February 2012

Faces of Grief

Faces of Grief, a set on Flickr. Today Kate’s Club family, friends, staff and board members gathered at the Georgia State Capitol for recognition of Grief Awareness Day. In honor of this milestone, the blog is officially launching our ‘Faces of Grief’. This will be a permanent feature on the blog, located in the right…

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Answering the Tough Questions…

Motherhood has brought on a whole new component to my grief journey as I am faced with the loss and grief my children experience as a result of my parents being gone. My oldest daughter, almost 6, is very insightful and emotional, and at around the age of 4 started making the connection between mommy’s…

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My Best Friend Always Has My Back

It is often stated that “the grief path is often lonely and frightening.” Not on Saturday at Kate’s Club. On Saturday, Kate’s Club hosted programs and events on “Bring a Friend” day that brought together over 100 children, 40 volunteers, and a number of families. The ability to get friends and families involved helps all…

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How to keep a loved one alive in your heart….

My mother died after a 4 year battle with breast cancer when I was 4 years old, so I have some memories of her, but not many that I would call my own. A lot of what I know about my mother came from the stories my father, maternal grandparents, maternal aunt, and family friends…

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Remembering my dad, Steve Romig

Last year in this very space, I wrote about my dad. Steve Romig was a really good man. On Feb. 24, 1996, he took his own life. The story I told last year was about the things I learned from his death. Things about him. Things about me. Volumes of information on mental illness, specifically…

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Thoughts on grief on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day period of prayer and fasting signifying the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert before his public ministry. It also kicks off Lent, a time where large portions of the Christian population give up something as a form of penitence from now until Easter Sunday. But…

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Where President's Day and Grief meet

Few families in American history have been in the position to grieve publicly like the Kennedys. Additionally, few American families have been so grieved over as the Kennedys. From President Kennedy to his brother Bobby to his son John Jr., members of this iconic family have lost their lives in shocking ways that sent ripples…

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The Kindness Tree

Kate’s Club presented to 24 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms at Norton Elementary School in Gwinnett County this week. That’s 600 students who participated in the KC Connects Outreach program in one week! We are scheduled to present to 36 more elementary school classrooms during the next four weeks. These interactive presentations include a…

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Children of Celebrities and Their Handling of Grief

Grief is a struggle unique to the individual regardless of the loss. Given the recent death of singer Whitney Houston, Yahoo.com provides and article illustrating some of the challenges children of celebrities face in the wake of a loss. The piece talks about how some are able to grow up largely away from the public…

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You're still here? Of course you are!

Whatever the holiday is, if you are grieving it can be tough. How did it go for you on Valentine’s Day? You know… the day of love, flowers, chocolates, throws of affection, hearts aplenty with sweet messages inside expressing one’s care and love for another. Believe me; I get it if you wanted to not…

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