Connecting to Sustain Ourselves and One Another During this Time of Prolonged Uncertainty

The challenges of this year have brought our vulnerability into focus. We’re contending with new and increased stressors that may persist for a longer season than we anticipated. In response, we may try to “hunker down,” relying mostly on ourselves…

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Grief: Coping With Reminders After a Loss

Grief—After a loved one dies, reminders can reignite grief. Here’s help continuing to heal. When a loved one dies, you might be faced with grief over your loss again and again—sometimes even years later. Feelings of grief might return on…

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The impact that anti-cop rhetoric has on police families: Here’s how to cope with it and talk to your kids.

Last week I wrote another blog called, “Being a Police Spouse Amid Rioting.” It was very popular and I considered quitting while I was ahead in order to not write another blog that will fall flat in comparison. But since…

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Impact of Trauma

Difficulty sleeping Sleeping all the time Shaking Lethargic Feeling cold Feeling flushed Changes in eating habits Difficulty swallowing Shortness of breath Heaviness in chest Sensitivity to noise and light Headache Upset stomach Diarrhea Constipation Crying Pacing Body aches Heart feels…

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Shiftwork

So often we forget as a society that there is a price to be paid to ensure our freedoms and protection. Those of us who love our law enforcement partners live with the impacts of that sacrifice.  That impact can…

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Being a Police Spouse Amid Rioting

May 29, 2020 Here we go again…. Police spouses are experienced in the aftermath of a controversial officer-involved controversy. We know what to expect. We have witnessed it many times. History repeats itself and we just wait for the other shoe…

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The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically

Grief is both real and measurable. Scientists now know that losing a parent changes us forever. Joshua A. Krisch Updated Jun 08 2020, 2:21 PM The death of a parent is among the most emotionally difficult and universal of human…

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GRIEVING THE DEATH OF A CHILD

The death and loss of a child is frequently called the ultimate tragedy. Nothing can be more devastating. Along with the usual symptoms and stages of grief, there are many issues that make parental bereavement particularly difficult to resolve. And…

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5 Things Not to Say to My Grieving Children on Father’s Day

After my husband died when my kids were 8 and 9, Father’s Day became a dreaded milestone—and a day that makes the people who love us uncomfortable. They don’t know what to say, but here’s what they shouldn’t. When I was growing…

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When grief darkens Father’s Day: Tips for coping and honoring dad

As Father’s Day approaches, not everyone is wondering about whether to get Dad a goofy tie or a fishing lure. Many are wondering how they will get through the day as they mourn for the loss of their father. The…

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