Tag Archives: Grief

Movie Review: “Collateral Beauty,” written by Allan Loeb

Loeb’s movie negatively portrays the grieving process as a problem that must be eliminated

Sitting in the movie theater, I was excited. I had my leather seat reclined, a tub of popcorn on the armrest and my Kleenex tissues readily accessible. I had heard mixed reviews about “Collateral Beauty,” but I wanted to form … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Bring Friends and Family to Your Loved One’s Favorite Place in Nature

Honor your loved one's memory by gathering in their favorite place outdoors

Our Tip of the Month: Many people find comfort and peace in nature. Oftentimes a specific beach, forest, National Park or hiking trail is a person’s sanctuary during stressful times. After a loved one dies, bringing a group of family … Continue reading

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How Can Natural Rituals Ease Grief?

An Interview with Christina Zampitella, Part One

Welcome to part one of our interview with Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT. Dr. Zampitella is a full-time professor and also performs private practice at the Integrative Psychology Group. As part of her dissertation, she studied creating natural rituals with adults … Continue reading

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Book Review: “An Empty Seat in Class,” by Rick Ayers

Musings on student deaths and how teachers and their communities can deal with the tragedy

Rick Ayers’ book “An Empty Seat in Class” deals with an issue that many of us probably don’t consider very often: how the death of a student impacts teachers. “An Empty Seat in Class” is comprised of 10 sections, each dealing … Continue reading

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“Memorial to D.C.” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poem to a lost friend evokes love and longing

There is an old joke among writers that nobody likes to write but everybody likes to have written. Nothing could have been further from the truth for poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay (1889-1950). Her love affair with words began … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Give Away Small Memorial Gifts

Keep your loved one alive in the hearts of friends and family

Our Tip of the Month Choose small memorial gifts to bring memories and comfort to family, friends and loved ones. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but it’s a nice gesture to give mementos to those who … Continue reading

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