Programs from November 2016

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Finding Purpose Out Of Brokenness

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Cheryl Jackson is a 3rd generation glass blower.  After her 19 year old son died while serving in the National Guard, she set aside her art.  Finally, correlating her own brokenness with the broken glass from which beautiful items of hand blown glass are made, she now creates  memorial pieces for others. During her interview […]

Surviving the Holidays

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After the death of her husband, Deb Kirkpatrick endured the stress and pressure of the holidays just as many of us experience after the loss of significant loved one. As she learned how to cope with her grief, she became passionate about helping others learn how to find joy again.  “Surviving the Holidays” is full […]

Understanding the Trauma and Grief of Our Veterans

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Brennan Toohey served in the US Army during the Viet Nam War and continues to live with the memory and trauma of that conflict even today. Inspired by his military buddy, Cal Butterfield, Brennan wrote a poem entitled “Borrowed Time.”  Two phrases from that poem stand out as Brennan describes the trauma that many veterans continue […]

Understanding Ambiguous Loss – When Someone Goes Missing

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Dr. H. Norman Wright discusses the complexities of grief caused by ambiguous loss. More than 1,100 people who vanished in the Twin Towers on 9-11 remain missing…their bodies never recovered from the rubble.  Similar to military families whose soldiers are Missing In Action, they grieve without closure. Ambiguous loss also occurs when a child is kidnapped or when […]