If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
Eleanora Duse

Making It Through The Holidays

The Making It Through The Holidays article is a pdf file that is downloaded when you CLICK HERE. This article describes the four concepts I suggest you keep in mind as you approach the holiday season without your loved one present: Permission, Flexibility, Self-care, and Planning. While I have used Christmas as an example holiday, the concepts are appropriate for any special, meaningful day.

If you want to print the article, I suggest the following printing paramenters:
  • Paper size: Letter
  • Orientation: Portrait

Parenting In Difficult Times

Parenting In Difficult Times is a pdf file that is downloaded when you CLICK HERE. This article focuses on the common questions from parents about how to help their children after the death of a loved one. It also describes common behaviors of grieving children and the warning signs that indicate professional might be needed.

If you want to print the article, I suggest the following printing paramenters:
  • Paper size: Letter
  • Orientation: Portrait

Death, Dying, and Bereavement Through The Life Cycle

Death, Dying, and Bereavement is a pdf file that is downloaded when you CLICK HERE.

This "article" is actually a chart that shows when we develop various aspects of understanding death, dying, and bereavement.  It also includes the Piaget and Erickson models of development.  For example, the chart shows the main issues faced by someone with a life-threatening illness at different ages.  Remember, just because we get older doesn't mean we lose those characteristics that we had when we were younger — the "magical thinking" we have as children doesn't necessarily go away just because we get older.

If you want to print the article, I suggest the following printing paramenters:
  • Paper size: Legal
  • Orientation: Landscape