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Sunshine – what a wonderful thing

Recently I became aware how sun deprived I really was. Living in Wisconsin you would think I would be used to how quickly the weather changes.  A few weeks ago I was outside on a beautiful sunny and warm Saturday puttering around in the yard. I spent the day picking up sticks, pulling weeds and […]

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Healing Thoughts: June 2016

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one. All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing […]

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April showers bring May flowers

In the Catholic tradition in which I was raised, I remember as a child having the May crowning. It was a special way to give tribute to Jesus’ mother, and you were a very special, young lady if you were ever chosen to crown Mary. The crown was always made of spring flowers and ribbons, […]

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Sands of time

Billy and his grandpa would go on weekend adventures to find different types of hourglasses. They found big ones, little ones, old ones, new ones. But to Billy and his grandpa it was about the time they spent together searching for them. One weekend Billy’s grandpa became very ill and was in the hospital.  Billy […]

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Just one thing

Written by: Donna Altepeter , LCSW, Bereavement Coordinator, Agnesian HealthCare Often, after a death of someone close, we are lost. We have lost motivation; we have lost energy. We have lost direction, we have lost faith and we have lost our will to move forward. We are stuck. One of the ways we can take that first […]

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Healing Thoughts: April 2016

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one. All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing […]

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Healing Thoughts: March 2016

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one. All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing […]

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Healing Thoughts: February 2016

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one. All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing […]

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What’s the difference between Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Center & Grief Relief?

Have you ever wondered? What’s the difference between Bereavement Center & Grief Relief? Grief Relief is peer support for grieving children, teens and families that have experienced a significant death in their lives. Grief Relief offers a safe and confidential environment for families to come share stories and memories, while being supported by their peers. […]

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions for Grievers

January – Make time to heal your heart February – Take up a new/old hobby March – Make time for new/old friends April – De-clutter one room in your home May – Take a walk outside at least once a day June – Plant flowers in memory of your loved one July – Have a […]

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