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Managing Holiday Stress

The holiday season is upon us and with it, increased stress. Greeting cards and television programs make holiday events look so easy and careless; a fabulous meal, well-behaved family members, house guests with manners, gifts presented in flawless wrapping, and the list goes on.   How many times have we envisioned a similar event for our […]

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What is the impact of infertility?

As small children we role play as adults. We are explorers, teachers, doctors, police officers, presidents. Most often we are mommies and daddies. Children are socialized from the earliest moments to aspire to be like their parents and have children of their own. Occasionally, as children grow up to adults, they decide that they don’t […]

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Life Lessons from Dad…written by Jules Giggie

Father’s day is normally considered a celebratory occasion filled with the requisite grilled dinner, gifts, and so on.  But this year, it evokes a life lesson my late father passed on, and how it sustained me on Marathon Monday. For me, the best part of the Boston Marathon is the spirit of fellowship and togetherness […]

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Each Year At this Time by Ralph Gilbert

EACH YEAR AT THIS TIME Each spring, ever since his own wife died, Saul would come over to our house for Passover. He sat next to me. I sat at the head of the table across from Paula, my own dear wife of over fifty years. We had become his local family. He always was […]

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Ambiguous Loss 101

                  “With ambiguous loss, there is no closure; the challenge is to learn how to live with ambiguity.”  –Pauline Boss, Ph.D. Pauline Boss created the theory of Ambiguous Loss, a loss that occurs when a person is physically present but mentally absent, as is the case in […]

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