Stories by Emily Munoz


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The Unbroken Chain

We come together as a family of survivors to honor our fallen, to grieve our dead.This journey does not ever have to be yours alone.

10/14/2019 - Emily Munoz
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Books to Get You Moving in 2019

Check out these books that can help you make better choices for your health and wellness journey this new year.

1/16/2019 - Emily Munoz
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Forest Bathing: Why Soaking In Nature Can Improve Your Health

Forest bathing is an actual thing, and we’d love for you to try it this fall as a way to connect with your inner self and the world around you.

10/18/2017 - Emily Munoz
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Gold Star Families: We Are the Best Versions of the Worst-Case Scenarios

We can be the best versions of the worst-case scenarios — embodying bravery, endurance and an unwillingness to let the death be the story.

9/27/2017 - Emily Munoz
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5 Ways to a Healthier Summer (Even if Your Heart’s Not In It)

Summer, with its long days of light and warmth, is also a great time to stretch yourself emotionally and physically.

7/20/2017 - Emily Munoz
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Battlefield Promises

When his Iraqi interpreter’s move to the U.S. finally started to become a reality, Ed decided he would be the trusted voice in a strange land.

5/21/2017 - Emily Munoz
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Cry to the End of Your Tears

We can't always let ourselves grieve openly and tearfully, but when we can, it's worth it — it's important to cry to the end of your tears.

2/21/2017 - Emily Munoz
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Open Your Heart to Healing: Emotional Engagement in Your Own Life

Nine unique ways to change your perspective from one of grief and loss to one of hope and engagement.

11/21/2016 - Emily Munoz
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Letter from TAPS: Will There Be Continuity or Change?

As we grieve, the need for continuity drives us to look beyond the physical body, to embrace love that doesn't stop when life does

11/21/2016 - Emily Munoz
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Harvesting Hope: The Unexpected Bounty of Grief Work

And so TAPS was born, from a visceral understanding that feeling trapped, alone and emotionally confined is not the end of the journey.

10/1/2016 - Emily Munoz
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Stronger Every Day

When you are ready to become newly proud of who you are and how you are living, then it’s time to connect with your Inner Warrior.

8/1/2016 - Emily Munoz
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Safe Zones: Boundaries in Early Grief

And so TAPS was born, from a visceral understanding that feeling trapped, alone and emotionally confined is not the end of the journey.

8/1/2016 - Emily Munoz
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Memorial Day: A National Debt, A Personal Price

As surviving families, we know we are part of this larger American legacy of grief and loss. How does Memorial Day change for us when the holiday becomes personal?

4/1/2016 - Emily Munoz
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Finding Your Inner Warrior

TAPS knows that strength for the journey is an important way we can help and inspire each other and launches a new TAPS Health & Wellness Initiative.

12/21/2015 - Emily Munoz
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Letter from TAPS

As we approach the holidays, we brace ourselves with gratitude and learn to be thankful for the gaps and spaces because of who once filled them.

12/21/2015 - Emily Munoz
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The Metaphors of Grief

Traveling the country to host Seminars, the TAPS team hears about the sense of freedom that comes from connecting with other people who understand.

9/21/2015 - Emily Munoz
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Letters from TAPS: TAPS Seminars

Our hope is that you will find a true understanding of how much your TAPS family cares about you and is here for you.

12/21/2014 - Emily Munoz