4 Ways to Navigate Emotions of Father’s Day

June 14, 2018

For many of us, Father’s Day brings with it many emotions. Perhaps you look forward to the holiday with joy, gratitude, or fond memories. Or it may be that this Sunday feels more complicated to you—a reminder of what you’ve lost, or maybe never had. Whatever your emotional reaction to Father’s Day, let this truth […]

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Surviving Someone Else’s Storm

April 17, 2018

Whether you are taking on the role of the full-time caregiver or just wanting to ease someone else’s pain or stress, your own well-being is imperative.

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Cracks in our Surfaces

June 22, 2017

I write this with Father’s Day on my heart last weekend, and the realization that for some this is a day filled with gratitude and for others it is filled with grief and longing. Father’s Day for some is a brutal reminder of the child that was never born, the dad that was never around, […]

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New Blog Post: The Spiral of Grief

November 24, 2014

by Andrea Gregg, Refuge Center Intern “For in grief nothing “stays put.” One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral? But if a spiral, am I going up or down it?”― C.S. Lewis, A […]

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The Spiral of Grief

“For in grief nothing “stays put.” One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral? But if a spiral, am I going up or down it?”― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Grief is an […]

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