#BURNBRIGHTNOTOUT

| By Stacy Alameda

The theme of this year’s Counseling Awareness Month  is #BURNBRIGHTNOTOUT and serves as a reminder to hardworking counselors to offer themselves the same care and attention they give to others. When you get the self-care you need, you’ll burn brighter, reach higher and last longer – this is true not only for counselors, but for […]

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April is National Counseling Awareness Month

| By Stacy Alameda

  We join with  American Counseling Association (ACA), in celebrating April as Counseling Awareness Month to advocate for the profession and honor the hard work and effort counselors give to those they serve. By focusing on the positive impact counselors have on both personal well-being and overall community health, we also seek to encourage anyone […]

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Hope Through the Holidays Workshop on November 17

| By Meredith Ford

The members of the Bereavement Department at Casa de la Luz invite you to attend a free Hope Through the Holidays Workshop on Thursday, November 17, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Through ritual and discussion, we will explore ways of coping during this especially stressful time of year. Refreshments will be served after the session.  In preparation for […]

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Hope Through the Holidays Workshop

| By Meredith Ford

Casa de la Luz knows that the holiday season is often among the most emotionally challenging times for people who have experienced a major loss in their lives.  Each year, our bereavement department hosts a Hope Through the Holidays workshop to help you during this difficult time of year. We invite you to join us to learn ways […]

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Finding the Courage to Face Your Grief

| By Meredith Ford

Many years ago a friend said to me, “True courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to proceed in spite of it.”  I don’t know the origin of that statement, but it felt very right and true at the time.  Dr. Brené Brown, in her book I Thought It Was Just Me […]

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Facing Your Grief

| By Meredith Ford

Written by Carol Miller, Bereavement Coordinator for Casa de la Luz I recently read something from Dr. Brené Brown’s book “Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.” about grief that really connected with me: “…grief is perhaps the emotion we fear the most.  As individuals, we’re afraid of the darkness grief brings.  As a […]

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