grief

July 20, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Invites Residents To Participate In Discussion On Impact of COVID-19 and Mental Health

The Montgomery County Council announced in a July 16 press release that all County residents are invited to take part in a virtual conversation: The Impact of COVID-19 On Mental Health. The conference will take place on Monday, July 20, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The conversation will be led by Policy and Strategy […]

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January 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Caring Matters: You Have the Right to Grieve

When it comes to grief, it’s important to know your rights. The Bill of Rights for Grief You have the right to be angry. You have the right to talk about your feelings. You have the right to be patient with yourself. You have the right to be sad and cry. You have the right […]

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August 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Outpouring on Social Media for Wootton Principal Michael Doran

There’s been an outpouring of condolences on social media following the death of Wootton High School principal Michael Doran. The beloved Montgomery County principal passed away on Aug. 19. Dr. Doran, Thank you for everything. You’ve impacted not only Wootton but the whole community. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/amlfdjvGiU — Rachit Agarwal (@r_agarwal22) August 19, […]

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July 21, 2015 | Maureen Stiles

The Light Without

I wrote this in my head driving home from a funeral yesterday. Everyone else was asleep so my thoughts were all mine. A rarity. Barney, you are our bright light today, tomorrow and always. A traditional Irish funeral blessing says: “May the blessings of light be upon you, Light without and light within.” And we […]

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March 24, 2015 | Diana Belchase

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Mourning Unforgettable John Rehm

Too many people don’t know who John Rehm was and that’s a great pity. Not that he ever sought the limelight — he was a humble, gracious man who preferred to stay in the shadows and support those who knew how to shine best. He was many things: a D.C. insider, an attorney, an author, a […]

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November 21, 2014 | Maureen Stiles

Three Little Words

Three Little Words “Why?” The mantra of toddlers everywhere and the bane of toddler parents everywhere. Although listening to the word “why” on continuous loop can try anyone’s patience, at this innocent stage of the game, the questions were pretty easy to navigate. Crafting an answer from the front seat of the car didn’t even […]

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October 16, 2014 | Diana Belchase

My Moment with Joan Rivers

The scruffy man approached me on a Manhattan street with a fan of tickets in his hand. “Would you like to see a free show?” he asked.  (photo Joan Rivers 2010 by David Shankbone courtesy Wikipedia) “Uh, no.” It was 1989 and when men in the Times Square section of NY asked you that kind […]

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