Archive for January 2011

Memory Miles

Yesterday we highlighted an impromptu memorial marathon. Today in Phoenix, Arizona over 19,000 people hit the streets for the P.F. Changs Rock n’ Roll Marathon + ½ Marathon.  Many individuals in the race were there to honor the memory of a loved one. None of them were there to win, but merely to run or…

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One Step at a Time

In the November 2010 issue of Whole Living magazine, Judi Ketteler shared the story of how her family dealt with the death of her brother Paul. Judi’s story is interesting because it also delves into the complicated relationships that many have with people they have loved and lost. Judi and her family used their spontaneous…

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Claire's Story

Meet Claire Hecht… a year ago this week she and her family were out to celebrate the passing of her last actuarial exam. Her sister, Jessica, recalls this as the last “normal” family dinner before their dad, Hal, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Nearly eight months later Hal lost his battle. Hal was one of…

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The Power of Words

When someone you know and care about loses a loved one, many of us struggle to know what to say or how to communicate. The Children’s Grief Education Association offers the following helpful list. WORDS that HELP Offering support to a grieving loved one can begin with a simple statement or open-ended questions. Here are some conversation…

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Kate's Story

Today we are thrilled to be able to share the story of Kate Atwood. When Kate was six years old her mom was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Six years later her mom passed away and Kate’s life was forever changed. The video below is of Kate Atwood’s appearance on The View where she talks…

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The LAUNCH

Welcome to the official launch of the Grief Awareness Blog. This blog is dedicated to celebrating the memories of people that are still very loved. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The blog will feature real stories…

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