The Crisis in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Father Patrick Winslow is a priest at a Catholic church in Charlotte’s University City neighborhood. After a police shooting left a man dead and roused hundreds of people in protest amid conflicting stories, he’s been thinking about what he can say to his flock. “I think they need to hear a simple message…

Grief and Loss

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“Her Fireman Died” – A Story of Beauty in the Midst of Life’s Deepest Pain Written by Christopher Stravitsch, LPC “Her fireman died.” These were the poignant words of my toddler son, as he pointed to a woman in the grocery store. Of course, he was not aware of the weight of his statement.The woman…

Grief and Loss

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Every major loss requires a grieving experience. To grieve an event, means to me, to feel the sadness, to let go in my heart, to come to realize by the grace of God that I am ok; I will survive. We all know the types of losses we can experience. The death of a relative…

Grief is a journey

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Journey For The Living Through Grief Written by Bernice Simmons, MS, LPC   Death is an unavoidable and painful experience for the living. When someone dies the living have their own death experience. Regardless of how our loved ones die, we find it perhaps easier to comprehend their journey than our own. We are quick to…

Grief and Loss

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How To Help The Grieving  by  Dana Mayeux Nygaard Grief comes to almost everyone at some point in their life. It seems as if we also cannot escape the pain of others who are experiencing grief. The news, social media and air waves inundate us with countless tragedies such as, unexpected deaths, suicides, miscarriages, cancers,…