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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