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Love After Love

by Derek Walcott

The time will come  when, with elation  you will greet yourself arriving  at your own door, in your own mirror  and each will smile at the other’s welcome,  and say, sit here. Eat.  You will love again the stranger who … Continue reading

My Debt

by Michael Linsk

Michael Linsk is a poet and HOPE Connection group alum. My wife, lover, friend, soul mate is no longer a warm, living, breathing part of my life. Death intervened.

Did You Really Just Say That?

by Lynne Goldklang, MFT

You are grieving, upset, depressed, anxious, feeling alone and lost while finding yourself in a maze of people. Some of those people are family, good friends, co-workers, neighbors — the myriad of human beings who inhabit your world. You used to … Continue reading

The Story Of A Bear

by Don Phillipson

If you’re a current member of a HOPE group or an alum, do you remember your orientation at your first meeting? Many members, even a few weeks after that first meeting, can’t remember a thing that was said. They remember … Continue reading

Four Tips For Healthy Healing

by Max Izenberg

Max Izenberg, founder of the newsletter “Suddenly65,” focuses on how a healthy lifestyle impacts peoples’ health and well being.  She has written two books and various articles on health and wellness and her book “Who Took My Chocolate Cake?” is … Continue reading

My Journey of Hope

by Lynne Goldklang

At HOPE Connection, we have a tradition that we encourage every group member to participate in. It is the simple act of saying goodbye to other group members and the group therapist when a member moves from one group to … Continue reading

The Silent Echo

by Sheila Newton, PhD., MFT

There are many types of parent child relationships ranging from the most loving and supportive to the most troubled and conflicted. For the sake of this conversation, let’s start with the most loving relationship. Let’s say you have a son … Continue reading