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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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Mother’s Day (Times Two)

Mother’s Day (Times Two)

Last Sunday was Bereaved Mother's Day.  For the last few years it didn't matter much to me that there was a day designated to us bereaved mothers. I have always dreaded and been saddened by any version of Mother's Day since losing Marley and I just didn't...

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Holding the Space for Grief

Holding the Space for Grief

What Does it Mean to Hold the Space? So many of us want to do something to help with COVID-19, the victims of the virus, their families, and communities.  There is so much grief.  Grief for the life we were all living and now has forever changed.  The levels of change...

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The Fear

In an updated version of my last post I thought it might be curious to write a similar letter, one which reflects more accurately how I am doing in these days.  The last one was written 40 days after Marley had been killed.  Today I am 3 years and 7 months out from...

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In the Thick of the Grief

As so many of us and our fellow humans are experiencing profound grief I am choosing to share an entry from my Darkest Days.  I am using this entry to show that what you’re feeling as the griever is normal, overwhelming and valid.  I don’t write like this anymore, the...

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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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