Helping Raise Awareness

There has been much controversy over the latest facebook challenge.  What you are suppose to do is dump a bucket of ice cold water over your head and then challenge three other of your friends to do this to raise awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease).  In the past two weeks, donations are up $3 [...]

Life After Loss-workshops & presenters!

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Our symposium is shaping up to be a spectacular event!  Details are still being nailed down but we have over 20 workshops throughout the weekend, sharing sessions of Friday night, a beautiful candle lighting ceremony Saturday evening with a special tribute to the amazing Darcie Sims and many surprises in the works. To purchase your [...]

How to Rediscover Yourself After the Death of a Child

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This past weekend I had the honor of presenting a workshop at the 37th Compassionate Friends Conference which was held in Chicago.  This was my first experience presenting at the conference.  Fate thought that it would be best to present on Tony’s 5 year anniversary.  I must admit, I woke up wondering how I would [...]

Heading to Hope and Healing!

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Tonight I am getting ready.  Getting ready to head out to my 4th Compassionate Friends Conference.  Each year that I have attended, the experience has been more than I could hope for!  Each year has been a unique experience.  It has wrapped me in every emotion that the phase of my journey encompassed. My first [...]

Imagine…………..

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Imagine if you will………… a perfect day spent with your family doing all the things you love.  Laughing, sharing meals, playing games, spending time together, and all the ‘“normal” things done as a family that are taken for granted. Now, imagine waking up to your child (or loved one) having a seizure, being rushed to [...]

Life After Loss – A Journey Of Hope!

September 26, 2014 – September 28, 2014 18 Old Ridgebury Rd Map and Directions | Register Description: LIFE AFTER LOSS – A JOURNEY OF HOPE! September 26, 27, & 28th Crowne Plaza Hotel Danbury, CT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  Registration is mandatory and limited so purchase your tickets now!  Cost is $125 for all three [...]

Tips for handling Mother’s Day

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  Tips For Coping With Mothers Day Grieving the death of a child is a painful process, especially as we approach Mother’s Day and Father’s Day each year.  Here are some tips to assist with the healing and integrating the loss into their life. Many experience grief as riding a roller-coaster. The initial impact of [...]

April 2014 Newsletter!

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TCF Conference Winner Announced

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Congratulations to Jenny Robbins, Kade’s mom from Jefferson County, CO! Kade’s mom, Jenny wrote a beautiful essay which earned her a scholarship to this years Compassionate Friends National Conference.  She talked about her “new friends” and how  your address book changes.   She shared that a year and a half later she was planning a [...]

A Day of Reflection and Celebration! Happy 29th Birthday Tony!

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Twenty nine years ago this morning, I drove my two boys to my mom and asked if she would watch them while I go had my third child!    My baby had been very active for the last three weeks but I just could not take it anymore -it was time.  The every other day [...]