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A vaccine for grief

A dear grieving mom and special friend, Shauna Caldwell, shares from her personal grief journey in this month’s blog post. The original full-length article, “A …

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How do Hope Heroes get their start?

If you’ve ever felt uncertain about what is helpful to say or do to support people experiencing a deep loss, worry no more. The Hope …

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Confession is good for the soul.

Without hesitation, I confess that when I discover something that has a positive impact on my life; I talk about it often. I’m eager for …

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Grief and Hope in Trinidad

Hello. I’m Desi-Ann, I grew up in a matriarchal home, so everything was about mummy. My father lived with us for only a few years …

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3 Ideas to be a Hope Hero at Christmas

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Will you accept a love dare?

No matter how small, your offer of love and your patient presence create a pathway to hope for a grieving soul. Inspiring Hope Heroes (grief …

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I Don’t Know What to Say – How to Speak Words of Empathy to the Bereaved

You can’t fix the pain of someone’s loss, but with empathy you can help to carry it.   How is it possible to help carry …

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Grieve Alone

But what if you’re only acquaintances? You’ve got your own loss to navigate. You may not feel brave enough to reach out. Can you defer to …

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Seen. Heard. Loved.

Not just once, but twice it happened. The first time was mildly disappointing but the second time stung. Between the span of ten months, a …

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How Can We Ignite HOPE in a Crisis?

How can we ignite HOPE in a crisis? Inspiration comes from a variety of sources. Mine are often sparked by the generous and compassionate acts …

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Bold Steps in Uncertain Times

The world has turned upside down. Change has been sudden and traumatic. Nothing feels familiar. We find ourselves navigating through a “cornerbend” on a steep …

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Sappy Mother’s Day

There’s no point in pretending otherwise. For many, Mother’s Day is just plain difficult. Sons and daughters grieve the loss of their Moms. And Mommas …

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