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tag: grief and loss

Stop Comparing the Present with the Past

I drove past a church the other day en route to Santa Cruz and the sign they had out front displayed this message: “Don’t dwell on the past because you’re not going back there.” That says it all to me…

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96-Year-Old Man Creates Love Song for Late Wife

Fred Stobaugh is no musician (in fact, he freely admits his lack of melody), but he's penned a love song that has inspired countless men and women around the world. "Oh Sweet Lorraine" is an ode to…

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Using Music to Heal Pet Loss – Book & Album Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of For the Sender: Four Letters, Twelve Songs, One Story, a book/album package by Alex Woodard. For the Sender is "a story of how [Woodard] came to accept and understand his …

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Do Young Children Really Need To Know About Death?

In the last month our family was deeply rocked by death. A senior member of our immediate family, after a yearlong battle with an unforgiving illness, gave into the inevitable and died. My wife and I …

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Silver Linings

The anniversary of September 11, 2001 has brought a resurgence of memories of that day. You’ve no doubt thought about what were you doing when you first heard about the unfolding events, and how y…

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