remembering a loved one

A World Where it is Ok to Grieve

By: Kate Atwood [Today is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day. It comes on the heels of the tragic terrorist attacks around the world. And while a lot of us are grieving a sense of loss of our own freedom by these attacks, hundreds of families are experiencing the darkest days of grief as they mourn…

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Beyond The Lens: Photography as Therapy

Our mission at Kate’s Club is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.  One of the ways that we empower our kids is by giving them different means to express themselves and to work through the emotions they are feeling.  This past March our teens took party…

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In Anticipation of Memorial Day…Captain Julie Cyr's Story

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, is a day for honoring and remembering all Americans who have died while in military service.   Here’s a great remembrance of Benjamin Keating by his friend and fellow soldier Julie Cyr.  Julie shares her grief journey and the tremendous importance of telling your story. NPR Story Corps: Captain Julie…

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Atlanta's Inaugural Death Cafe

As usual, I was listening to NPR on the way home.  I heard about the Death Cafe concept started in England in late 2011 by Jon  Underwood.  The purpose of a Death Cafe is to foster a safe, respectful, confidential, casual forum for discussion of death and how our thoughts and questions about death impact the way…

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Remembering Military Fathers… and all Dads

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the role of fathers in our lives. For those who have lost their Dad, this day carries a different and special meaning. Today on the blog we honor all fathers who are no longer with us. This video features Colin Allen as he talks about memories of his…

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The Event: Part 2

Last week Trees Atlanta gave suggestions for our readers who would like to plant their own memory tree. Not everyone has a green thumb or lives in a climate where this is an easy option. The following project is a way to make your own memory tree. Step-by-step instructions: Find a twig with several branches.…

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