Our Blog: Family support

How to tell when you are listening

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one or a dramatic life change due to injury or disease, chances are others around you are grieving too. Knowing how to listen makes you better able to support others. Listening … Continue reading

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Start a new Family Day tradition

Family Day. A day to celebrate being together with our family during a long Canadian winter. What are you doing this family day? Spending time with loved ones, relaxing and sharing a meal together, maybe doing some outdoor winter activities … Continue reading

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Musical healing

Using music after a loss or difficult life experience I’ve been an accredited music therapist since 2004 and I’ve used music with many different people, to reach many therapeutic goals. Often, we move through our days with music around us. … Continue reading

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My journaling journey

(Posted on December 20, 2016) I jumped right on the journaling bandwagon a few years ago. It is good for you, they said. You will love it, they said. You will feel so much better after you write, they said. … Continue reading

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Comfort foods to bring us home

Living on the ‘wet coast’ you can expect some rain come Autumn, and November is known as our stormy season. But when I heard a report that it rained 28 out of the 31 days in October, that the typical … Continue reading

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Did you hear the one about the…?

(Posted on November 15, 2016) A dog goes into a bar and orders a martini. The bartender says, “You don’t see a dog in here drinking a martini very often.” The dog says, “At these prices, I’m not surprised.” All … Continue reading

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CRPS awareness needs more than just one month

(Posted on November 1, 2016) At Threads of Life we work hard to create awareness: awareness for families affected by workplace tragedy that we are here to help them, and awareness for all of the importance of preventing any further … Continue reading

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Workplace Mental Health: Support After a Workplace Tragedy

(Posted October 4, 2016) October 10th is World Mental Health Day, and we’re thinking about workplace mental health, as it relates to individuals and families affected by a workplace tragedy. Our family members returning to work after a traumatic workplace … Continue reading

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Community groups help families navigate grief

(Posted on September 6, 2016) When a sudden workplace tragedy happens families are thrown into a world of unknown. There is little in life that could have possibly prepared them for this. With the complications of medical decisions, investigations, media, … Continue reading

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Volunteer Family Guides: Friends Forever

(Posted on July 26, 2016) Maybe the word “friend” is one we throw around a bit too loosely these days. We designate “BFF”s (best friend forever); we have “frenemies”; we “friend” and “unfriend” people on Facebook. But for all that, … Continue reading

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