Sheree Martin’s Story: The 2021 Mourning Glory Gala Chair

My involvement with Kate’s Club began in May 2016 as a Buddy Volunteer. I have been involved in most aspects of Kate’s Club: Clubhouse Days, Outings, Camp Good Mourning, Family Nights, HUGS, Memory Walk, and the Mourning Glory Gala. I was honored and humbled to be awarded the 2019 Volunteer of the Year. And now,…

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The Coweta County Clubhouse Connection

My name is Heather Cohen, and I am the Program Coordinator for the Kate’s Club satellite Clubhouse in Coweta County. I have a Master of Arts in Communication Studies and will soon (fingers crossed!) have my PhD in Communication Studies. My research focuses on how people who have experienced a close death during childhood use…

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Digging Deeper into Self-Care

Most Wednesday evenings, you will find me in improv rehearsal (now virtually) and even doing virtual shows on Thursday evenings or weekends. I always wanted to try improv, but with a daughter in theatre herself and a long commute, it did not seem possible. I put it on my “empty nester list,” and when my…

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Reflections on 2020: Unexpected Gifts

It’s December and I am still in my home office listening to my dog snore. He has his good and bad traits as an office mate. In March, when Kate’s Club offices closed, I would have never imagined that I would still be working from home 9 months later. It feels both short and long…

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Grief During COVID-19

As I sit in my home office (that I now actually use for that purpose), I am thinking about people who are grieving during this time. Now a days, I have a very quiet house with the exception of when my dog hears something to disturb his workday nap. I think about how different it…

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Grief in the Workplace

When I started writing about grief in the workplace, after the first few paragraphs, I realized it sounded like a lot of other articles and maybe did not say what I really wanted it to say. What do I want to say? “Grief Happens!” It happens whether we are at school, work, or home and…

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The Pressure to be Perfect

I saw a mug a few years ago that said “World’s Okayest Mom” and I immediately sent a picture to my daughters and wrote, “This is perfect for me.” Their replies were both “Yes, true.” The truth is I am okay with that title (no pun attended). I remember a quote I read a few…

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The Magic of Camp

Mica Davis and Adam Tessler are the married, volunteer dream team that can be found at the Clubhouse on any given program day. Their dedication to our mission always goes above and beyond. One of their favorite parts about Kate’s Club is the magic that they get to be a part of twice a year…

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