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Looking Forward April 23, 2018 by Maddie Redding Posted in: Moving Forward - Just when I thought I was beginning to work past my grief of losing my mom, a strange thing started…
Christmas January 8, 2018 by Maddie Redding Posted in: Moving Forward - I have always loved Christmas. The Christmas after my mom died, I was sure that would change. So many of…
Holiday Traditions December 8, 2017 by Isabel Mishkin Posted in: Friends and Family -   There are few conversations more ritualized for me than explaining my plans for the winter holidays. The unlikely receiver…
Lean Into the Suck November 9, 2017 by Asher Liu Posted in: Books - Terrible chapter heading, right? Not sweet and syrupy and "Oh, let me hold your hand while you cry."  You already…
A Thank You Never Said November 4, 2017 by Maddie Redding Posted in: For Anyone - I was so incredibly lucky with the wonderful group of people that supported me through the worst experience of my…
First-Hand Thoughts October 23, 2017 by Dominy Gallo Posted in: We've Been There - I recently came across an email I wrote to my eighth-grade homeroom teacher several days after my dad died. Retrospectively,…
Grieving Your Way October 14, 2017 by Maddie Redding Posted in: Moving Forward - For me, grieving meant learning to live without my mom. It wasn’t about going to therapy or talking about how…
Self Care: Easy, Until it’s Not October 8, 2017 by Isabel Mishkin Posted in: Moving Forward - Mental health is kinda my “thing.” Ask anyone who knows me- most of my free time is consumed with with…
On Going Back to School September 30, 2017 by Dominy Gallo Posted in: Moving Forward - Everyone reacts differently to the prospect of returning to school after the loss of a parent. Unfortunately, many kids have…
Lost and Gained September 25, 2017 by Amelie Liu Posted in: Moving Forward - Look at me. This is what I think you see. You see a girl who lost her dad. You see…
New Beginnings September 15, 2017 by Maddie Redding Posted in: Moving Forward - My mom passed away 3 days before my sophomore year of high school started. That meant that in the time…
Onward and Upwards: School Transitions September 8, 2017 by Isabel Mishkin Posted in: Moving Forward - Switching from one school to another is one of those universally dreaded teenage experiences. There will be more work, new…

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