Hope for the Journey

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Chaplain Mindy Russell is the Senior Chaplain and Executive Officer with Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento. She shares helpful information with those who are dealing with a recent loss about how to find hope again. She also shares advice on how to bring encouragement to families who have lost a family member. Chaplain Mindy also shares about […]

Proactive Grieving

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In the midst of our grief, we may feel as if we are lost in the Hundred Acre Wood.  Listen as Mitch helps us find our way in our quest to Turn Loss Into Legacy through Proactive Grieving. This program will help those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, as well as […]

The Grief Toolbox

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Glen and Tanya Lord share about their journey as bereaved parents since the death of their 4 year old son, Noah, in 1999.  They talk about the pain of new grief and their experience with attending their first grief support group. They also share about their efforts to find grief resources on the Internet which […]

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Abortion

Tanya Flores understands the confusion and pain that often comes after having an abortion. After 16 years of unresolved grief, she attended an after abortion care Bible study, Living Hope , at Centerpoint Community Church in Roseville, CA. Finally, feeling forgiven, free and living with a restored hope in life, Tanya is passionate about helping other […]

A Gold Star Mom Remembers

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Patty Schumacher’s son, LCpl Victor Dew was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan (10/13/2010).  Patty shares  about the impact of Victor’s death on her family, and what she is doing today to honor his life. Victor was the first graduate from Granite Bay High School to die in combat. In April 2013, the post […]

Grief In The Hundred Acre Wood

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Grief According to Winnie the Pooh Mitch Carmody’s interview on Intentional Grief includes this 5 minute excerpt about personalities in grieving.  As he thought about the characters who lived in the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh, he realized that each one has a personality that was revealed when Eyore lost his tail.  Everyone […]

My Warrior’s Place

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Kelly Kowall’s son, SPC Corey Kowall, died while on a combat mission in Afghanistan in 2009. In the ensuing months, Kelly was touched by the battle that many veterans continued to fight after they returned from the war zone. Theirs was an emotional battle against grief, post traumatic stress and depression. Through the purchase of […]

Marriage CAN Survive the Loss of a Child

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After the death of a child, many couples find it difficult to understand their spouse and the way they express their grief. Reading a book together, or setting aside a time each day to talk about how each other is doing can be very revealing and therapeutic to the health of the marriage. Perhaps giving […]

Role of Hospice In Grief Care

Louie Handugan with Vitas Hospice in Sacramento, shares about the role hospice can play for people as they go through the final stage of a love’s life. Hospice is a team approach to palliative care.  Louie will dispel some of the myths about hospice, such as, “If I go on hospice, does it mean I’m […]