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Grief and Joy

Grief and Joy

Grief and Joy. My whole pregnancy I spent watching my very special friend Marley. I would take her to the library for story time, to the park, to the grocery store, on bagel and coffee dates. I would think of the fun I would have taking Marley and my own daughter to...

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Grief Resolutions for the New Year

Grief Resolutions for the New Year

In getting to know my grief, as in any relationship, there are parts emerging that I want to let go of and think might be optional.  One part is the story that shows up about how I should be doing it better or differently.  What purpose does it serve to be negotiating...

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Opportunity in Grief

Opportunity in Grief

I am weeping. I fell again. It is another moment of grief in my life. My losses have occurred over time – sometimes big with intense grief and sometimes little losses over a long time so that I do not even notice until I cannot do something that used to be easy. ...

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When to Let Go of Your Loved One’s Belongings

When to Let Go of Your Loved One’s Belongings

What to do with your Precious Treasures? Precious Treasures (PTs): Items left behind after a death that carry emotional connection through memories, smells, etc. We were recently faced with the possibility of evacuation from a wildfire sweeping through an area near...

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Can Music Soothe a Broken Heart?

Can Music Soothe a Broken Heart?

On July 20 of 2020, my family came together for dinner with heavy hearts.  July 20 is my dad's birthday and this would be our fourth one without him.  We were soft and somber but together and willing to be present with each other's grief and memories. ...

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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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