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The Compassionate Friends is a wonderful support group for families who have lost a child.  Every year they host a beautiful candle-lighting ceremony on the 2nd Sunday in December.  For more information on this year’s ceremony at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Dec. 14, please see their flyer on their Ventura County website… Read more

If you have recently lost your spouse to death, first, our condolences. There are so many things to think about, and it is hard to keep things straight. Our friends at Soaring Spiriits Life Foundation offer many resouces for those who widowed, either recently or long-term. Here is a link to a checklist of things… Read more

Grieving the loss of a loved one is always hard. Special times like anniversary dates, family milestones, and especially the holiday season are even tougher, especially during the first few years. This year, rather than write our own piece, we’ve gathered together some information from other websites that we think will help. Grieving during the… Read more

Country singer Tim McGraw has a great song called “Live Like You Were Dying”. The lyrics are great, and you can read them here if you want to; better yet, find the song and listen to it. We all know we’re going to die “someday”, and we really don’t like to think about it much… Read more