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Opportunity in Grief

Opportunity in Grief

I am weeping. I fell again. It is another moment of grief in my life. My losses have occurred over time – sometimes big with intense grief and sometimes little losses over a long time so that I do not even notice until I cannot do something that used to be easy. ...

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Learning to Walk Again – Sharing about Grief

Learning to Walk Again – Sharing about Grief

I have been a skier since I was 11 years old.  I would eagerly save my paper route money and head straight to the hill to hang with friends.  I switched to snowboarding when I was 18 and was an avid rider until we lost Marley.  Naturally, things that...

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When to Let Go of Your Loved One’s Belongings

When to Let Go of Your Loved One’s Belongings

What to do with your Precious Treasures? Precious Treasures (PTs): Items left behind after a death that carry emotional connection through memories, smells, etc. We were recently faced with the possibility of evacuation from a wildfire sweeping through an area near...

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Can Music Soothe a Broken Heart?

Can Music Soothe a Broken Heart?

On July 20 of 2020, my family came together for dinner with heavy hearts.  July 20 is my dad's birthday and this would be our fourth one without him.  We were soft and somber but together and willing to be present with each other's grief and memories. ...

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Mother’s Day (Times Two)

Mother’s Day (Times Two)

Last Sunday was Bereaved Mother's Day.  For the last few years it didn't matter much to me that there was a day designated to us bereaved mothers. I have always dreaded and been saddened by any version of Mother's Day since losing Marley and I just didn't...

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Sarah Peteson

Sarah is the founder of Clear Mourning as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). After losing her young daughter and father in 2016, and feeling like society wanted to rush through the grieving process, Sarah set out on a mission to shift the culture around grief. Everyone is #Freetogrief