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by Lynn Ungar

By Lynn Ungar, Unitarian Minister What if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now, on trying to make the worlddifferent than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch … Continue reading

The Grief Fog

by Sheila Newton, Ph.D., LMFT

By Sheila Newton, Ph.D., LMFT Like a thick veil slowly descending, blanketing itself over you and obscuring your vision, you can’t help but give in to the weight of its powerful effect. These are times when you cannot think, cannot … Continue reading

Community In Spirit

by Jo Christner, Psy.D.

By Jo Christner, Psy.D. Having had a loved one recently die, every HOPE group member is keenly aware that life can take an unexpected and devastating turn in an instant. In the last couple of weeks, we have all had … Continue reading

The Power of Hope

by Sheila Newton, Ph.D., LMFT

We always hear feedback from our members and graduates of our programs about how positively Hope Connection has affected their lives. I offer, at this time, my own personal perspective of how Hope Connection has affected mine from a facilitator’s … Continue reading

Little Things Mean A Lot

by Lynne Goldklang, MFT

“Raindrops on Roses and whiskers on kittens.Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens.” You probably recognize those song lyrics from Sound Of Music. It is easy to dismiss that song as a bit of tuneful fluff with charming images. Another way of … Continue reading