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Victim Impact Statement

Victim Impact Statement

When the trial against the drunk driver who killed Marley was closing, we were given the opportunity to write our victim impact statement.  We were able to tell the judge the ways in which our lives had been shattered and torn.  I wrote mine amidst the...

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Grief: This too shall change

Grief: This too shall change

What happens when your grief doesn’t match the grief of those in your circle?  What if the way you need support or offer support isn’t met?  Once again, you’re on your own.  Haven't you always been on your own though?  I have been turning these...

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Grief on College Campus

Grief on College Campus

August 29, 2019. My oldest son had been away at college for his freshman year just a few days. I was still anxious with worries about him making friends, finding food that he would like, and learning how to use the laundry rooms. He was making efforts- going to the...

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Dementia Grief

Dementia Grief

Talking about dementia grief almost forces definers to lean on ancient Roman Catholic theology. Books like "Living in the Land of Limbo" and websites like that of the Family Caregiver Alliance's, "Caregiving and Ambiguous Loss," articulate the tangled mix of...

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How to Support Someone Who is Grieving

How to Support Someone Who is Grieving

I will let you be yourself. What does this really mean? When I wrote this for the Grief Supporters Manual I thought it was important because as grievers it takes an incredible amount of energy to be yourself, let alone the additional energy of being “not” yourself....

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Sarah Peteson

Sarah is the founder of Clear Mourning as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). After losing her young daughter and father in 2016, and feeling like society wanted to rush through the grieving process, Sarah set out on a mission to shift the culture around grief. Everyone is #Freetogrief

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