Posts by Megan Holder

No Need to Be Afraid: Ben's Story

As we prepare for this year’s Memory Walk on November 16 and National Grief Awareness Day on November 21, we will be sharing personal grief journeys, tools to better understand and cope with grief, and inspirational stories. Many thanks to Ben Yin  for sharing his story today.  Kids, especially ones that have experienced a loss…

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Comfort Food

Monet is a writer, mother, sister, daughter, baker and friend. For someone so young, she and her family have experienced more grief than most. Yet, she moves onward with grace, love and joy. Through her writing and her recipes she heals not just herself, but those around her. Like Monet, for many, recipes are passed…

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What Do You Say?: Judy's Story

As we prepare for this year’s Memory Walk on November 16 and National Grief Awareness Day on November 21, we will be sharing personal grief journeys, tools to better understand and cope with grief, and inspirational stories. Many thanks to Judy Train for sharing his story today.  One of the key themes of Kate’s Club…

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22

Just like grief, no death is the same. At Kate’s Club kids and their families have lost loved ones in every way you can imagine, including suicide. Jeff Romig has shared about his father’s suicide on this blog and we have retold Clay Hunt’s story as well. Clay Hunt’s family is part of a club…

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The Edge of Glory

When Lady Gaga’s Grandpa passed it was her first experience with death ever.  Her 2011 hit “The Edge of Glory” was written as he was about to pass away in hospice while she played the piano in her family’s New York apartment. She and her father had just returned from telling him goodbye. When sharing…

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Learning How to Grieve: Sameer's Story

As we prepare for this year’s Memory Walk on November 16 and National Grief Awareness Day on November 21, we will be sharing personal grief journeys, tools to better understand and cope with grief, and inspirational stories. Many thanks to Sameer Vyas for sharing his story today.  Walls holding back months and years of grief…

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A World Where It Is OK to Grieve

Thanks to Atlanta-based radio show, The Bert Show, and local NBC affiliate, 11Alive News, we are one step closer to seeing the Vision of Kate’s Club – a world where it is OK to grieve – become reality. The morning radio show is currently hosting a cash prize contest that prompted listener Tommy Morris to…

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The Relax Jar

Not everyone can make it to the Clubhouse for program days so we decided to share one of the activities that the kids got the chance to experience this month so that you can do it on your own. The activity is called the “Relax Jar” and it is designed to help manage emotions and…

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The Painting Table

This time of year is filled with new school supplies, adjusting to schedules, homework… spelling words, reading lists… On this blog in the past we have shared reading lists to help kids and adults who are grieving. In the spirit of ‘back to school’ we would like to add another book to the list today…

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Celebrate!

Around Kate’s Club, celebrating isn’t just something we do during our 10th anniversary year; it is something we do all the time. At first glance grief and celebration aren’t necessarily two words that seem to go together. But much of the grieving process is about celebrating the life of the person who died, at least…

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