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Returning to the Grief Journey

Returning to the Grief Journey

I awoke in such a fright! I rose straight upright in bed that morning and jumped up to look out the window. Was I too late? Too late for what? I wasn’t certain what it was I was fearing? But I watched my mom pull out of the driveway with my brother Greg next to her. I thought to myself – he was going to work again today, despite the torrential rains that had been falling for two days now.

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Self-Care: What works for us

Self-Care: What works for us

Threads of Life’s Volunteer Family Guides provide peer support to others who are coping with the effects of workplace tragedy. Every guide goes through intensive training for their volunteer role. They learn how to draw on their own life story to help another along their journey of healing. And they learn the importance of self-care – both for themselves as volunteers, and for the families they’re supporting. Here, our VFGs offer a grab bag of self-care ideas from their own tool kits:

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Resources for your self-care plan

Resources for your self-care plan

Self-care is a bit of a buzz word these days. Unfortunately, lots of people are ready to dismiss it, at the very time we all need it most. If you’ve been affected by a work-related tragedy and are coping with illness, injury or grief; if you face challenges to your mental health; or if you’re simply trying to keep things balanced while you navigate the pandemic and all of life’s other currents, you need a plan for your own self-care.

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The 3 Ingredients in Restorative Self-Care

The 3 Ingredients in Restorative Self-Care

When was the last time you were stressed out? Maybe when you were paying bills, watching the news, attempting to make sense of COVID-19 or processing paperwork as a result of the loss of your loved one. Your heart starts racing, your palms get sweaty, your stomach jumps into your throat. We experience these feelings so often we don’t even recognize that we are stressed, and that our physical and mental health is compromised.

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Scholarships awarded to four individuals affected by work-related tragedy

Scholarships awarded to four individuals affected by work-related tragedy

Workplace tragedy turns all aspects of life upside-down. But four individuals will receive a hand in healing and taking their next steps, thanks to scholarships from Threads of Life and the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP). The scholarships are being awarded to four individuals affected by workplace tragedy, who will be attending post-secondary institutions this fall.

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