Journeys Through Grief ~ published every other month
The is the original newsletter that began in March of last year. At that time, I picked a specific theme for each issue, such as, Bereaved Parents, Healthy Grieving, or Children Healing After Trauma. I contacted various lay and professional people to contribute articles on topics they were familiar with. As the articles arrived for each newsletter, I was overwhelmed with the quality of writing as well as how they personalized their writings. Their openness and sincerity made it easy for the readers to relate to what they had experienced. You will find a wealth of information on a variety of topics in this newsletter.
Bereaved Parent ~ published the 10th of every month
If you have never experienced the death of a child, consider yourself very lucky. When I was new to the funeral profession in the early 1990s, there were no support groups or information readily available for bereaved parents and their families. Our newsletter has changed all of that. Bereaved parents and their family members have lovingly shared their stories about the death of their child or children at any age or cause of death. They offer bereaved parents helpful suggestions in coping as well as insight to those who have never had a child die and want to help, rather than hurt, bereaved parents and surviving siblings.
Alone - and Life Goes On ~ published every other month
Relationships. We all have them. Some are wonderful and loving. Some are hurtful and destructive. Although the main focus of this newsletter is coping with the death of a spouse or partner, we will also share stories and helpful information for coping with abusive relationships, divorce, helping children survive in a "not so normal family", the pitfalls and joys of being single in a couple's world.
Grieving Behind the Badge ~ published the 15th of every month
Named after the program I developed for emergency responders, their families and department chaplains, the Badge newsletter is written by firefighters, EMS, police and correctional officers, 911 dispatchers, and others who support them in their day-to-day lives. Being one of these professionals is not always an easy job.