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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

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By Rita Rippentrop, MDiv Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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Getting through the holidays while grieving can be a big challenge. It’s common to get flooded with memories at holidays, and many worry about being a “downer” or crying at holiday gatherings, where there are expectations of good cheer.Read the rest →

Grief Support Group to Start October 8th

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Rita RippentropThe loss of a loved one is a life-altering event. Journey Through Grief is a six-week course that will explore the tasks of grief, offer the opportunity to share experiences with others who have lost a loved one, and provide information on how to cope with loss.

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Thanks Giving: Three Life-Changing Ways to Practice Gratitude

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ID-10032933You get up when it’s dark and get home when it’s dark. You haven’t got that promotion yet. The neighbor’s car is a whole lot nicer than yours. It seems your house never stops falling apart. Maybe you’re still not married, and you’re hitting yourself over the head with all the milestones and goals you just can’t seem to accomplish.… Read the rest →

When No News Is Good News: Coping with Stress Related to Tragic Events (Pt. 2)

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ID-10051733In Part 1 of this article we discussed the effects of widespread tragic events on a person’s emotional and physical well-being. While many of us remain physically separated from these larger-scale events, most people experience direct tragedy at least once in their own lives, in the form of the death of a close family member, natural disasters, being victimized by crime, physical assault, severe illness or other tough situations.… Read the rest →