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How Crafting Has Helped You

In this video, hear from Kathy Rambo, organizer of TCF’s Crafty Corner, as she shares TCF has changed her life. She describes how the therapeutic benefits using her hands to create crafts has helped her after the loss of her…

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Snow

SNOW Every snowflake that falls is unique and has its own individual design. There are beautiful patterns in each snowflake and even the tiniest of flakes have their own markings. These patterns change again and again…even after the flake touches…

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How Exercise or Movement Has Helped You

When we come together as The Compassionate Friends, we find support, community, and common ground.                                             – Pamela Hagens,…

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How Has Music Helped You Heal?

Nathan Peterson shares how music has helped him cope with his grief. and make a positive impact on the world. Hear Nathan share one of his beautifully written, heartfelt songs of comfort and why supporting The Compassionate Friends matters to…

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Thanksgiving

You may ask, “What do I have to be thankful for now that my child is dead?” After the death of a child, where is the joy in a day off from work? What pleasure can we derive from sitting…

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Some Suggestions for Thanksgiving

Throughout our lives, expectation of things to come is based upon past experiences. If, in the past you had set a glorious table and were the perfect host or hostess, it is very possible that friends and family will expect…

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Heart Connections – No New Photos

This past summer was the ten-year anniversary of the death of my son, Connor. I was struck by the inadequacy I felt about how to describe this very unwanted milestone that came faster than I would have imagined. I didn’t…

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Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead: Eat, Speak and Remember

The Oxford English dictionary defines “remember” as to “have in or be able to bring one’s mind an awareness of someone or something from the past.” I have thought a lot about remembering or memory since our son Mack died…

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October Memories

October’s here, the air is bright, The leaves decked out in fancy dress, The clouds in shapes of animals Hang in the sky so blue. This was our time of year, your favorite. How many times did you come in,…

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The Keeper of Their Stories

The Keeper of Our Stories  My sister Terri and I were lucky. We grew up in a loving home with attentive parents and a father who was an avid storyteller. Not only did he invent elaborate tales to tell us…

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