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    Seen@ The Republican’s 2017 Reader Raves Awards Ceremony

    Posted on December 2, 2016 by Joanne Sullivan, RN Grief Specialist | Leave a comment
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    HOLYOKE — The results were in, and a good time was had by all at The Republican’s 2017 Reader Raves Awards party Wednesday in the Paper City. Readers of The Republican and MassLive weighed in on the best that Western Massachusetts has to offer, and the winners in nearly 100 categories showed up to accept […]

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    Western Mass. support group for deceased addicts’ loved ones to hold first meeting in East Longmeadow tonight

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    EAST LONGMEADOW — As addiction remains front and center as one of the nation’s most dire public health crises, a support group for people who have lost loved ones to addiction will hold its inaugural meeting in East Longmeadow tonight. The Western Massachusetts chapter of the national group Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing, or […]

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    Time

    Posted on June 16, 2016 by Joanne Sullivan, RN Grief Specialist | Leave a comment
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    Time is definite, it is universal, it is exact down to the milli, micro or even nano of a second. The world clocks are all ticking time away; a measure of time that rules the world. Seconds, minutes, hours and days go by, sometimes quickly and other times slowly. We count on time to be […]

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    Clinging to the “Good Stuff”

    Posted on December 7, 2015 by Joanne Sullivan, RN Grief Specialist | Leave a comment
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    by Bonnie Rieger Sacramento, California Parents who have had a young child who died often cling to the knowledge that their children were innocent – almost angel like – as their short lives unfolded here on earth. Memories of their child’s sweetness and love fill their hearts and minds, allowing them to cling only to […]

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    The Physical Aspect of Grief

    Posted on July 30, 2015 by Joanne Sullivan, RN Grief Specialist | Leave a comment
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    When most of us think of grief we think about the mental, emotional, and deep heartache that people have to go through. Yet when we look at people that are grieving we often see outward physical signs. Apathy shows up on their face, a rather blank look even when they are trying to fake it. […]

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