October 18 2021

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, October 18, 2021

Sometimes memories of our loved ones are painful. Perhaps the manner of their death, disagreements we had or unfinished conversations to name a few. Mental health providers are a great resource to help with difficult and traumatic memories. Writer Harriet Hodgson shared these words on www.opentohope.com, “Painful memories and happy memories have things to teach us. What we learn can serve as girders of our bridges to the days ahead. If we let them, memories make us stronger, strong enough to help others who are bereaved.” I encourage you do the work that helps you heal through your memories.

 

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