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Living the Change
Living the Change
Eleanor Roosevelt, America's first lady when her husband Franklin was president, said this, "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." The reaction of many bereaved people to their situation is, "I don't know how I will get through this!"  There is nothing wrong with that reaction.  It is a normal response to their situation. 

Learn more about six ways you can continue to help yourself deal with the change that has taken place in your life.
You Will Know You Are Getting Better When...
Grief is different for everyone and everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time. It is important to understand that grief is not something a person "gets over", but in time we learn to live with the change that has occurred in our life. Over time, you will realize you are grieving less and your loss does not dominate your life.

Learn to see the clues that reveal you are working through your grief. 
The Gift You Can Give Your Family...
Advance Funeral Planning
Saying goodbye to a loved one is always difficult and painful.  Unfortunately, many people think they are doing their family and friends a favor by saying, "Don't make a big fuss over me; just keep my funeral simple!" 

The reality is that the funeral and accompanying services are an integral part of the grief and healing process. It helps family and friends say goodbye in a healthy, positive way and is essential to their emotional and spiritual well-being.

 Learn more about how you can spare your family the stress of making funeral arrangements at the time of death.

Visit our Planning Ahead page on our website. 
How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?
Special moment at Camp Hope
A weekend family camp, called Camp Hope, was created using equine assisted therapy to help the attendees heal through the use of horses.  The primary focus is on children, but the entire family unit participates and experiences all of the healing activities.  

Professional volunteers from many of the local hospices and from Schoedinger serve as "counselors" and facilitate adult and child small group sessions.   Families and volunteers alike experience profound learning and healing during this weekend camp.  Learn more about Camp Hope. 
Watch the video about Camp Hope, "Discover a Time to Heal".
Continue the Daily Encouragement 
Daily Affirmations
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