Posts by Rachel

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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The Tragedy in Newtown – by Lane Pease

The first few mornings after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I would turn on the news and be reminded of the reality of the situation.  After the death of a loved one, be it protracted or sudden, the survivors often wake up in the morning and for the first few seconds forget.  I found myself…

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Happy Holidays?

I believe in the concept of the Holidays (whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, winter solstice, Eid, etc).  The Holidays can offer us a sense of context is a busy world. Familiar holiday traditions can offer a sense of comfort.  Sharing the Holidays with family members or friends can offer a greater sense of community. What…

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2012 Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow

Many congratulations to LeighAnn Costley, former Board Chair of Kate’s Club.  On October 25th, 2012 LeighAnn was honored as the 2012 Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held at the Georgia Aquarium.  Toni Friess Millner, also a former Kate’s Club Board Chair, introduced LeighAnn to a packed ballroom. LeighAnn was recognized…

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Spin For Kids – Jordan and Andrew

Last year, Jordan and Andrew met out on the course and set out to accomplish something together.  Having met at a Kate’s Club event, they had helped each other cope with the death of a parent before.  This time they bonded together to finish 27 miles on a bike.  They crossed the finish line to…

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Cabaret IX – a party with a purpose!

On August 17th, Kate’s Club will be hosting Cabaret IX. Cabaret is a party with a purpose, existing to help fund the Kate’s Club Mission – to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. For those of you not familiar, this event looks like a fancy schmancy cocktail…

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Grief Awareness Day: Independence Day

Grief Awareness Day: Independence Day: My own independence is something that I value highly.  Even as a child I was independent and (according to some people) a bit stubborn… Would you like to share your story? Please contact us at griefawarenesday@gmail.com

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Independence Day

My own independence is something that I value highly.  Even as a child I was independent and (according to some people) a bit stubborn.  But, to some extent that independence was an illusion. I was blessed to have the support of not just two parents but essentially four:  my Mom, Dad, Stepdad and Aunt.  …

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Sharing Memories – "Over You"

One day, while listening to the radio, I heard the song “Over You” sung by Miranda Lambert. The first time I heard this song I was driving and not paying attention to the lyrics. I did hear the chorus pretty well – But you went away/How dare you/I miss you/They say I’ll be okay/But I’m…

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