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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Living Fully

March 28, 2014

  Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do to survive.  If our hearts have been wounded, we try to protect from further hurts.  Sometimes survivors, who have endured pain and hurt, in order to protect themselves, pretend that their hearts don’t matter.  Their hopes, longings, feelings, needs, and desires aren’t essential […]

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