Stories for 2020


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Saturday Morning Message: Healing Through Gardening

Flowers are a treat we can give each other especially when we are down and you can take them to others when they are in need.

7/11/2020 - Carol Lane
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Hope Is the Companion that Helps Us Believe in Tomorrow

Surviving sibling shares her story and mission to increase awareness of the difficulties military families face in order to help them endure, recover and heal.

7/10/2020 - Renee Nickell
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Like a Leaf on the Water

A surviving father shares his grief journey in a poem and encourages us that there can be happiness again.

7/8/2020 - Edward Dixon
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Family Project: Mom Teaches Kids to File Taxes

One surviving spouse shares about teaching her young sons some of the intricacies of adulting — including taxes during this stay at home time.

7/7/2020 - Rachael Hill
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Climbing the Mountain of Grief Side by Side

TAPS Expeditions are outdoor therapeutic adventures that require participants to step out of their comfort zones, and foster growth in mind, body and spirit.

7/6/2020 - Rachel Hunsell
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Saturday Morning Message: Celebrating Our Great Country

Celebrate the 4th by virtually traveling to TAPS survivors' favorite places to visit.

7/4/2020 - Carol Lane
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Ready to Mentor – Ready to Heal

Peer support is so important not only for other survivors to know they’re not alone in this journey but also for ourselves. It gives us purpose again in our life.

7/2/2020 - Cella Logan
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In Times of Uncertainty TAPS Online Community is Steadfast

A surviving mom is grateful for the TAPS Online Community, where there is always someone who is willing to talk about anything.

7/1/2020 - Lydia Burgdorf
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Video: A Conversation on Loss & Resilience in a Life of Adventure

Video recording discusses personal stories and adventures and recounts those experiences and share tangible lessons learned.

7/1/2020 - TAPS
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Connection from the Comfort of Home

The warm embrace of your TAPS family is as close as your living room, your kitchen table or your front porch.

6/30/2020 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: How Do You Mark Special Days?

Sometimes there are days that are just hard, but not just special occasions like an anniversary, birthday, holiday or angelversary.

6/27/2020 - Carol Lane
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Art Allows Expression When There are No Words

A military survivor's passion for art was reawakened after losing his son. Now, acrylic pouring is one way he honors his son and finds joy and healing.

6/25/2020 - Andres Ramos, Jr.
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TAPS Magazine Summer 2020

Volume 26, Issue 2

6/24/2020 - TAPS Quarterly Magazine
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A Legacy of Service - A Mission of Honor

President of American Gold Star Mothers shares how we move forward as a survivor while honoring the service and sacrifice of our military heroes.

6/24/2020 - Mona Gunn
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Video: Mystical Experiences of the Dying and Bereaved

Video recording discussion on how religious and cultural influences may affect extraordinary dreams, visions and journeys that a person experiences.

6/23/2020 - TAPS
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Breaking the Silence as a Survivor of Murder-Suicide Loss

A survivor shares how she found purpose from this terrible experience to help others understand the realities and people behind this rare final act.

6/21/2020 - Brittany Noble McCarthy
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Saturday Morning Message: "I'm OK. but..."

Sometimes the things our loved ones say stick in our minds and bring back great memories. Read more about some of these memories.

6/20/2020 - Carol Lane
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Dad Left Us a Lifetime of Memories

This father's day, surviving daughters share their precious memories of their father and the positive impact he had on their lives and so many others.

6/19/2020 - Caroline and Kate Banholzer
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Overcoming Trauma

If you need assistance with finding a therapist or a program that specializes in trauma care, you can request a counseling referral by calling TAPS.

6/15/2020 - Jennifer Keeling
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Army Strong — One family’s proud tradition of service since the Civil War

As the U.S. Army celebrates its 245th birthday on June 14, soldiers and Army families reflect on the rich legacy of the first established service branch.

6/14/2020 - Sue Sawyer
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Saturday Morning Message: Finding Comfort in Everyday Objects

Although it can come when you least expect it, our nation is under a great deal of stress and we all feel it.

6/13/2020 - Carol Lane
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Videos: June 2020 Virtual Seminar Recorded Sessions

Missed a session? Watch recorded sessions of the 2020 Virtual Military Survivor Seminar and Family Program held in June.

6/13/2020 - TAPS Media
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Video: Adult Siblings as Disenfranchised Grievers

This video recording discussion on the grief experiences of surviving adult siblings and insights on how to reduce the risk of disenfranchising their loss.

6/12/2020 - TAPS
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A Mother’s Journey Through Writing

One survivors shares how telling your story can help with coming to terms with your loss while also hopefully finding a measure of peace.

6/10/2020 - Margaret Thomson
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Saturday Morning Message: Treating Yourself

Self-care has evolved over time, read some simple ways to accomplish it during this difficult time.

6/6/2020 - Carol Lane
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Video: Save A Warrior Meditation

This video recording discussion on how to meditate and/or train others to meditate to help reverse the effects of post traumatic stress and trauma.

6/4/2020 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Looking Back on Fond Memories

Connecting with other survivors and sharing stories of our loved ones is one of the best parts of TAPS.

5/30/2020 - Carol Lane
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What My Grief Has Taught Me About Life and COVID-19

My son’s death became a catalyst for evaluating what was important: slowing down and enjoying the small things was paramount.

5/29/2020 - Denise Brownlee
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Redefining Self-Care in the age of COVID-19

Instead of self-care as self-indulgence or avoidance, perhaps it is as any activity that forces us to participate in our emotions, our lives and our bodies.

5/27/2020 - Grace Seamon-Lahiff
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Video: TAPS President and founder Bonnie Carroll Shares new resources for the American Public on CNN

TAPS President and founder Bonnie Carroll shares a new resource page to assist the American public in the wake of COVID-19.

5/25/2020 - TAPS Media
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Video: CNN's Home Front - Remembering Veterans Who Died by Suicide

TAPS suicide survivors Kim Ruocco and Nicole Langhorst remember the heroic lives their loved ones lived with CNN's Brianna Keilar this Memorial Day.

5/25/2020 - TAPS Media
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Videos: 2020 Virtual National Seminar Session Highlights

Missed a session? Watch Memorial Day weekend recorded sessions of the 2020 Virtual National Military Survivor Seminar and Family Program.

5/25/2020 - TAPS Media
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Videos: 2020 Health and Wellness Sessions

Created for the 2020 Virtual National Military Survivor Seminar, these leading experts in self-care share methods of healing for body, mind, and soul.

5/24/2020 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Mixed emotions about Memorial Day

If someone were to greet you saying 'Happy Memorial Day' how would you respond? Has your answer changed since your loss?

5/23/2020 - Carol Lane
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A Playlist for the Pandemic

From one stressed-out COVID shut-in to all of you out there doing your best to get through the day, here is a pandemic playlist.

5/22/2020 - Grace Seamon-Lahiff
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Video: Memorial Day and Every Day - Love Lives On

View our tribute to all those who have served, for all those whose names now reside in stone - you are forever in our hearts and we remember you.

5/22/2020 - TAPS Media
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How to Avoid Burnout, Even at Home

When you are feeling like you are pushing a boulder up a hill going nowhere, take some time to recharge your batteries.

5/21/2020 - Grace Seamon-Lahiff
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We’ve Always Been in This Together

Our National Seminar may be online this week, but the love, hope and sense of family remains strong.

5/20/2020 - Marie Campbell
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Turning Devastation into Hope

PREVENTS task force was established to change the culture surrounding mental health and suicide prevention to empower veterans and address suicide.

5/18/2020 - Carolyn Colley
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New Hope for a ‘New’ Year

Our focus might have shifted since the New Year but we can use this time to learn new ways to cope and make us physically and mentally stronger.

5/16/2020 - Jennifer Keeling
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Saturday Morning Message: How We Will Honor Memorial Day

Participate online in the company of others through a variety of sessions this memorial day weekend at the Virtual National Seminar.

5/16/2020 - Carol Lane
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Video: TAPS President and founder Bonnie Carroll unveils new resources for the American Public on CNN

TAPS President and founder Bonnie Carroll announces the launch of a new resource page to assist the American public in the wake of COVID-19.

5/15/2020 - TAPS Media
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TAPS Talks Video: Mourning Your Loss When the Whole World is Grieving

This video recording discusses how to ensure a focus on self-care and wellness while honoring one's grief.

5/14/2020 - TAPS
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Made with Prayers and Good Wishes

A surviving spouse is getting through the virus craziness by knitting prayer shawls for patients at a local nursing home and the hospice facility.

5/13/2020 - Elizabeth Cimini
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TAPS Talks Video: Objects & Heirlooms: Clearing Clutter and Staying Connected

This video recording discusses clearing clutter while lingering over cherished memories to boost happiness.

5/12/2020 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Teachers make a difference

Survivors wrote this week about how they were encouraged and motivated by their childhood teachers.

5/9/2020 - Carol Lane
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Video: Helping Grievers Cope with Guilt, Anger, and Other Difficult Emotions

This video recording for professional caregivers of military survivors discusses processing difficult emotions in grief such as guilt, anger, and shame.

5/7/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: Self-Care Tools

This video recording addresses natural stress responses and how we can effectively and counteract them.

5/5/2020 - TAPS
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Make the Most of Time at Home: Share Your Loved One’s Story

Preserve your veteran's legacy in the Library of Congress so that others will have an opportunity to learn of their service, and be inspired by their actions.

5/3/2020 - Kerry Ward
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Saturday Morning Message: How we spend our time at home

From gardening to fun indoor crafts, survivors share what they are doing now that they have to spend time at home.

5/2/2020 - Carol Lane
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When stress awakens the emotional eater in you

With no firm end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be time to take a look at what we’re eating for more energy and a better mood!

5/1/2020 - Joanne Steen
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Beamer the Dog

April 30 is National Therapy Animal Day, a day to recognize animals who bring unconditional love, comfort and healing to their human companions.

4/30/2020 - Beamer Burleson
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TAPS Talks Video: Building Connections in Grief with your Children

This video recording explores ways to create family grief connections at home and create a safe space for grief conversations with kids and teens.

4/30/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: The Power of Peer Mentoring

This video recording discusses the TAPS Peer Mentors program and the ability for peers to help to nurture this potential in others.

4/28/2020 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: The Comfort of Music

Love Lives on album goes on pre-order May 22. Read about the album and the meaningful songs shared by TAPS survivors.

4/25/2020 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Talks Video: Going through Crisis Survive and Thrive

This video recording with former NFL quarterback discusses strategies for building resilience for staying mentally and physically healthy.

4/23/2020 - TAPS
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Finding Strength and Healing in the Outdoors

At TAPS, we have witnessed over and over the healing power of connecting to the Earth and all of its wonder as part of our journeys of grief.

4/22/2020 - TAPS Media
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Join Team TAPS and help Carry the Load

This memorial month of May, Carry the Load goes virtual to honor our nation’s heroes: military, veterans, first responders and their families.

4/22/2020 - TAPS
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Connected by Shared Experiences, Bound by Love

A group of TAPS survivors traveled to East Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Although on different journeys, they are all connected.

4/21/2020 - Rachel Hunsell
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TAPS Talks Video: The Power of Hope

This video recording with Tessy Ojo discusses choosing hope to alleviate the pain of the present uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic.

4/21/2020 - TAPS
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Supporting Your Children During Uncertain Times

The way kids respond to stress can look different from adults. Here are some ideas to support your family through this challenging time.

4/20/2020 - Sara Firestone
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TAPS Talks Video: Empowered Coping

This video recording explores how to ask and answer in ways that are truthful and productive and strengthen feelings of belonging and connection.

4/20/2020 - TAPS
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Atop a Tower of Grief, a Place to Breathe

After Sonia lost John she had to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She built something beautiful on the foundation of his love for her.

4/19/2020 - Sonia Rai
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Saturday Morning Message: The Comfort of Pets

For those of us who have pets, they offer much comfort when our lives have been turned upside down.

4/18/2020 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Talks Video: Four Questions to Help You and Your Kids Work Through Tough Times

This video recording of the TAPS Talks conversation discusses four questions you can use to help you and your children find positive ways to cope.

4/17/2020 - TAPS
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Little Things Mean a Lot During Stressful Times

COVID-19 has impacted all of us in ways we might not have expected. Here are some practical tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety.

4/17/2020 - Kim Ruocco
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Train Your Brain for Better Sleep

Sometimes we can't sleep because we have trained our brains to associate our bed with thoughts, feelings, and behaviors other than sleep.

4/16/2020 - Grace Seamon-Lahiff
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TAPS Talks Video: Extraordinary Hope

This video recording of the live connection discusses expecting good news, seeing the good and the potential for light in what feels like unending darkness.

4/16/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: A Conversation with the VA about Managing Benefits During this Challenging Time

Learn about veterans benefits with experts from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

4/15/2020 - TAPS
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Five Practical Tips to Reduce Anxiety, Calm Fear

Loss naturally makes us fearful because it disrupts our feelings of stability. Dr. Wolfelt has tips to helps you deal with anxiety and fear.

4/14/2020 - Alan Wolfelt
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My TAPS Journey

Amanda lost both her brother and her boyfriend. She recounts how her TAPS family has helped her in her grief journey.

4/14/2020 - Amanda Klager
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Healing Your Grieving Heart

Ideas from the book “Healing Your Grieving Heart After A Military Death – 100 Practical Ideas for Families and Friends” written by TAPS Founder and President Bonnie Carroll and Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

4/14/2020 - Bonnie Carroll and Alan Wolfelt
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Q&A with Atlanta Falcons Alex Mack

TAPS hosted a Facebook Live event with six-time Pro Bowler, Alex Mack of the Atlanta Falcons and TAPS families got to ask him their questions.

4/14/2020 - Alex Meyers
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TAPS Talks Video: Reducing Stress and Restoring Hope

This live connection with James Gordon provides some practical guidance in restoring balance and promoting health in the trauma-heavy time.

4/14/2020 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: The Comfort of Pets

On National Pet Day, a holiday celebrating our loving animals and the joy they bring to our lives, survivors share stories and photos of their pets.

4/11/2020 - Carol Lane
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Memories of Childhood Fun With Beloved Brother

Lauren Griffin lost her twin brother who was killed in Afghanistan. She recalls happy childhood memories as National Siblings Day approaches.

4/10/2020 - Lauren Griffin
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TAPS Talks Video: TAPS Is Here for You

This video recording of the TAPS Talks conversation is about sharing the TAPS mission, grief support services offered, and casework support available.

4/10/2020 - TAPS
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Learning to Accept – and Embrace – Uncertainty

Maggie Bainbridge has always loved having a plan for everything. But then, her husband died. Having strong Faith has helped her through uncertain times.

4/9/2020 - Maggie Bainbridge
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Sisters Celebrate Life — as Their Brother Would Want

Soon after their brother was killed in action, Katie and Beth decided to live like he would want them to live. To celebrate his memory and to add new memories.

4/9/2020 - Katie and Beth Martin
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TAPS Talks Video: Meditation for Uncertain Times

This video recording of the TAPS Talks with Heather Stang allows participants to experience the power of RAIN meditation to ease difficult emotions.

4/9/2020 - TAPS
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Through Great Grief Comes Great Faith

Elizabeth made a family coat of arms for history class at her school in Maryland. She writes of how her family's resiliency inspired the project.

4/8/2020 - Elizabeth Bainbridge
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TAPS Talks Video: Frightened AND Enlightened: The Stress Response and Your Window of Tolerance

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection discusses stress responses, explore where they hide in our lives, and recognize ways we rely on them.

4/8/2020 - TAPS
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How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus: Being Open and Honest Can Offer Reassurance

Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt shares tips on how to communicate with your children about the corona virus.

4/7/2020 - Alan Wolfelt
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The Power to Choose Hope

We can't control everything that happens in our lives. Sometimes we can't even control our emotions. But we can control how we respond to them.

4/7/2020 - Grace Seamon-Lahiff
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TAPS Talks Video: Managing Different Coping and Grieving Styles Under the Same Roof

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection with Ken Doka discusses how to understand and balance different styles in these challenging times.

4/7/2020 - TAPS
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From Caregiver to Survivor: Finding New Purpose and Honoring Husband's Legacy

Coleen Bowman lost her husband to a rare illness related to toxic exposure. After he passed she wanted to honor him by helping other survivors.

4/7/2020 - Coleen Bowman
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TAPS Talks Video: Who am I now?

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection shares some tools for self-discovery as a way to examine how to reclaim our identities.

4/6/2020 - TAPS
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Love Never Dies

Anna Steg's fiancé was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2019, 6 months before their wedding date. Her support system has helped her through this time.

4/5/2020 - Anna Steg
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Saturday Morning Message: Making a positive difference during a difficult time

Read positive things to do to help with the feelings of isolation you may have from being away from your normal social routine.

4/4/2020 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Magazine Spring 2020

Volume 26, Issue 1

4/3/2020 - TAPS Quarterly Magazine
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TAPS Talks Video: Go Outdoors! The Healing Power of Nature

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection shares ideas for exploring beneficial outdoor activities and how it can boost your mood and relieve stress.

4/3/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: Helping Kids Feel More Secure in Uncertain Times

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection shares ideas that will help us as we help our kids with their anxiety, stress, and uncertainty.

4/2/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: Grieving as a Grandparent

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection discusses the concerns faced by grieving grandparents and ways to find meaning in the loss.

4/1/2020 - TAPS
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April is Month of the Military Child

Young military survivors have a safe space at TAPS, where they can explore their grief and embrace healing, camaraderie, mentorship, and laughter.

4/1/2020 - TAPS Media
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TAPS Talks Video: Coping with Hurtful Comments

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection with Paul Metzler discusses how someone who is grieving can to respond to hurtful comments.

3/31/2020 - TAPS
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Survivors Fill Community Need for Face Masks

How one TAPS family deals with COVID-19 by giving back and sewing face masks for their community.

3/29/2020 - Susie Ristau
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TAPS Talks Video: Managing Substance Use during this Challenging Time

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection with Franklin Cook addresses stress and substance use, whether for yourself or for a loved one.

3/29/2020 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Gotcha! Survivors share the pranks their loved ones pulled off

April Fools’ Day is coming up! Read survivor stories about their loved ones’ sense of humor.

3/28/2020 - Carol Lane
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The Game of Life

Dr. Joel Fish and Bob Delaney share how life lessons of sports can be applied to help control feelings of anxiety and fear during this coronavirus pandemic.

3/28/2020 - Joel Fish and Bob Delaney
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TAPS Talks Video: Managing Work and Family Under the Same Roof

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection with Rachel Kodanaz offers creative activities that families can do to get through this challenging time.

3/28/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: Strategies for Coping When You are Feeling Isolated

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection with Dale Larson shares ways to cope with feelings of loneliness.

3/27/2020 - TAPS
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This Pandemic of Grief

Dr. Alan Wolfelt shares what this pandemic of grief is and how to help yourself and others emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

3/26/2020 - Alan Wolfelt
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TAPS Talks Video: Catching some Zzz’s – Finding Rest when Stressed

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection with Heather Stang discusses helpful ideas and tips to promote better sleep.

3/26/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: The Power of Perspective - Choosing Gratitude

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection explores the importance of gratitude and methods to incorporate it within our daily lives.

3/25/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: Too Close for Comfort - Mental Health and Wellness During Changing Family Dynamics

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection is about how to maintain mental health and wellness during changes in the family dynamics.

3/24/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: Strategies for Healthy Eating

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection is about setting healthy and realistic goals, planning meals, and tying it all together in the kitchen.

3/23/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: The Smart thing and the Right thing are usually the Same thing

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection explores explores strategies for navigating today's world.

3/22/2020 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: The Power of Music to Heal

Survivors share favorite songs and how music can help us and enable us to tell others about our loved ones.

3/21/2020 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Talks Video: Living the Lessons of Grief in Uncertain Times

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection explores whether lessons learned from grief can provide us confidence and calm now.

3/21/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: Finding Hope in the Midst of Loss

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection looks at how we can effectively cope with the range of emotions that may occur during stressful times.

3/20/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: Meditation and Self-Care for Stressful Times

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection discusses meditation techniques to apply during a regular meditation practice, or in real life situations.

3/19/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Talks Video: Coping with Grief in Uncertain Times

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection discusses how current conditions may complicate the grief of persons currently experiencing loss.

3/18/2020 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Thoughts on Napping

Learn ways to get more rest when your sleep is broken following the loss of a loved one.

3/14/2020 - Carol Lane
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TAPS and Outward Bound Backpacking Expedition

Event Photos: TAPS Survivors learn to trust their guides, their gear, their team and their-selves backpacking at Point Reyes National Seashore.

3/12/2020 - TAPS Media
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Video: Love After Loss (for Men)

This video recording discusses how surviving male spouses can find ways to honor their spouse or partner who has died while choosing to love again.

3/10/2020 - TAPS
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Alaska Survivor Experience

Event Photos: TAPS Survivors move beyond your comfort zone with the support of others who understand in Anchorage, Alaska.

3/8/2020 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Easing Anxiety and Stress

Stress and anxiety are emotions felt by grieving people. Get ideas on what brings comfort when these emotions appear.

3/7/2020 - Carol Lane
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Video: Love After Loss (for Women)

This video recording discusses how surviving female spouses can find ways to honor their spouse or partner who has died while choosing to love again.

3/5/2020 - TAPS
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Stars4TAPS Miranda Lambert Meet & Greet

Event Photos: TAPS Families attended the Miranda Lambert Meet & Greet in Denver, Colorado.

3/2/2020 - TAPS Media
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Savannah Women's Empowerment Retreat

Event Photos: TAPS women take steps toward transforming their life in Savannah, Georgia .

3/1/2020 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Practicing Self Care

Often while grieving we care for others in our circle, but it is really important to take a bit of time each day to do something we enjoy.

2/29/2020 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Military Mentor of the Year 2020: Melissa Simpson

Melissa will be presented with the Military Mentor of the Year at the TAPS Honor Guard Gala in Washington, D.C. on March 18.

2/28/2020 - TAPS
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The Benefits of Walking Outside

A walk outside is a relatively simple thing to do that offers so many benefits to the mind, body, and spirit.

2/27/2020 - Tony Paz
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Tom and Sharon Chisholm Fundraiser

Event Photos: TAPS fundraiser held in Jupiter, Florida by hosts Tom and Sharon Chisholm

2/27/2020 - TAPS Media
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Video: Supporting Bereaved Children with Autism

This video recording of the webinar shares resources and information to help support children with autism who are facing grief and loss.

2/25/2020 - TAPS
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Stars4TAPS SEAL Team Premiere in Los Angeles

Event Photos: TAPS Families attended the SEAL Team Premiere in Los Angeles, California.

2/25/2020 - TAPS Media
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Southern Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

Event Photos: Adult and Youth Survivors come together in fellowship in Dallas Texas.

2/23/2020 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Tokens Left at the Cemetery

When survivors go to the cemetery to spend time, they bring items that are meaningful to their loved one and themselves.

2/22/2020 - Carol Lane
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Video: Who Am I Now? Life After Caregiving Ends

This video recording of the webinar looks at how we can effectively cope with the range of emotions that may occur when caregiving has ended.

2/18/2020 - TAPS
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TAPS Love Lives On Listening Party

Event Photos: Military families from TAPS received the opportunity to hear songs from the upcoming album entitled, Love Lives On for the first time ever.

2/17/2020 - TAPS Media
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Event Photos: TAPS Families attended the New Jersey Devils Squad 21 Game in Newark, New Jersey.

2/16/2020 - TAPS Media
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Hawaii Family Campout

Event Photos: TAPS surviving families learn to grieve as a family with new tools for the path ahead in Waialua.

2/16/2020 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Events that have the Power to Heal

No matter which TAPS event you choose to attend, the support you will find is comforting, as you will read in the responses survivors share this week.

2/15/2020 - Carol Lane
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Years After Valentine's Loss, the Blessings of Love Remain

Survivor Ellen Andrews shares her healing journey on the 25th anniversary of losing her fiancé on Valentine's Day in 1995.

2/12/2020 - Ellen Andrews
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Video: Grief River - A Nature-Inspired Map for Understanding Grief and Loss

This video recording of the workshop looks at how to navigate our way through the waves of grief with the agility of a seasoned kayaker.

2/11/2020 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Hobbies that Heal

Did your loved one have a favorite hobby or collection that he or she found relaxing?

2/8/2020 - Carol Lane
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Event Photos: TAPS Families attended the Washington Capitals Game in LiUNA Suite in Washington, D.C.

2/8/2020 - TAPS Media
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TAPS Elimination of Widows Tax Congressional Reception

Event Photos: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Members of Congress attend a reception to celebrate the elimination of the Widows Tax.

2/5/2020 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Food has the power to heal

What is one dish you ate that brought you comfort in the early stages of your loss?

2/1/2020 - Carol Lane
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Video: You, Mr, Us: Supporting Couples after the Death of a Child

This video recording of the workshop myths and realities of relationship strife after the loss of a child and tools to honor and reconnect.

1/28/2020 - TAPS
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Event Photos: TAPS Families attended the NFL Pro Bowl Military Weekend in Orlando, Florida.

1/27/2020 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Funny Moments

What is one of the funniest things your loved one did?

1/25/2020 - Carol Lane
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Saturday Morning Message: Our Loved One's Thoughts

What do you think your loved one would say to you today?

1/18/2020 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Western Caribbean Reunion Cruise

Event Photos: Survivors set sail together in fellowship on a cruise to the Caribbean.

1/18/2020 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Resolutions for the New Year

Survivor's share their resolutions for hope and healing for the coming year.

1/11/2020 - Carol Lane
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Saturday Morning Message: Small Treasures Part 2

Would you share a special item of your loved one that will help us get to know that person better?

1/4/2020 - Carol Lane
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The Trauma-Healing Diet

Learn which foods are best for you, why they are good, and how they either enhance or hinder your healing from trauma.

1/1/2020 - James Gordon