Family Traditions — It’s About Who We Are

Re- posted from: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2007 Believe it or not, having — and maintaining — traditions can actually help us achieve greater mental well-being. During the holidays, we...
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Boy Who Lost Army Dad Inspires Help for Other Kids

Re-Posted from CNN US Braydon Nichols, right, lost his father Bryan Nichols in 2012. By Ashley Fantz, CNN March 2, 2012 (CNN) — Last August, a 10-year-old boy from Missouri...
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Art Therapy And 911

Re-Posted from Schooling Psychology Scholarship Blog by schoolpsychscholar   Drawing by Tamara Obradovic in 2001, when she was 9. After 9/11, children in New York, and all over the country, attempted to...
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Motherless Daughters: Coping With Your Loss

Re-Posted from Psych-Central By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S. Research tends to overlook young adults who lose their moms, according to Taranjit (Tara) K. Bhatia, PsyD, a clinical psychologist who specializes in...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF RITUAL TO THE CREATIVE PROCESS

INSPIRATION SEEMS SPONTANEOUS AND BOUNDLESS ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR CREATIVITY, TOO. Re-posted from Fast Company Blog By Art Markman Think outside the box, shake things up,...
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SLAP’D – Surviving Life After A Parent Dies

 Re-Posted from the NAGC Blog: by Genevieve Liu August 5th 2012, almost three years ago on a gray, windy day on the shore of Lake Michigan, my dad drowned saving...
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Why You Should Treasure Apparently Mundane Moments in Life

Study tests which memories can make us happy in the future. Re-Posted from Psy Blog. People rarely miss a chance to record the highlights of their lives. Phones, albums and...
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Permission to Grieve When Your Children Go Away to College

By Lisa Athan (Open Post) This is a reader contribution to Patch. __ I remember four years ago August very clearly. The focus was on my oldest daughter Carly going...
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Tradition and Rituals. Good Stuff from the People who Have Done the Research.

The Back to School Rush Starts ‘Tradition Season’. The Power of Rituals in Life, Death, and Business Experimental research by Michael I. Norton, Francesca Gino, and colleagues proves multiple benefits...
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When Grief Comes to School: Back to School Following Loss

When Grief Comes to School: Back to School Following Loss Dr. Malina Spirito, Clinical Director, Supporting Kidds As the summer quickly speeds by and the familiar “Back to School” jingles...
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