the pieces of the life mosaic

the pieces

This April, Helping Friends Grieve, will turn 5, but the idea of creating a space where anyone can learn about grief and supporting others would be turning 10. Born out of the loss of my father, I sought to create an open space for discussion and stories on how to support grieving friends. While there is still work to be done, and stories to share, there are many more people seeking to make grief open and safe than in 2005. The Dinner Party and Modern Loss are just a few wonderful examples. It is moving to see others walking this path.

In anticipation of this anniversary I am launching the next phase of this space. The pieces will retain much of the color and feel of Helping Friends Grieve, in that I will continue to write and post stories of loss and healing. Yet, it will leave space for grappling…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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