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Saturday Morning Message: When Sleep Is Hard to Find


Saturday Morning Message: When Sleep Is Hard to Find Carol Lane Good Morning, In this week’s Saturday Morning Message, survivors share strategies which help them when they are unable to sleep. When trauma comes into our lives, it throws our normal patterns into a tailspin. We have all been working with not only our individual grief, but also the National upset when COVID-19 came into our lives. Recently, I was having trouble sleeping, so I turned to my TAPS family and found TAPS Talks Video

Saturday Morning Message: Helpful Books on Grief


Saturday Morning Message: Helpful Books on Grief Carol Lane Good morning, This week survivors have sent titles of books that have helped them as they grieve. I thought I would start with an excerpt from the book “Healing Your Grieving Heart After a Military Death,” written by Bonnie Carroll, president and founder of TAPS and Alan Wolfelt, PhD. "For many people, it is restorative and energizing to spend time outside." You may find nature’s timeless beauty healing. The sound of a bird singing o

Saturday Morning Message: Ideas for Better Sleep


Saturday Morning Message: Ideas for Better Sleep Carol Lane Good morning, The idea for this week’s topic came from a discussion on one of the Online Community chats. We spent some time talking about what we do when we have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep. In the summer edition of TAPS Magazine, there is an article titled  "Grief and Sleep," written by Heather Stang listing more ideas. Then on August 15, which was National Relaxation Day, the TAPS Facebook page listed two more articles t

Saturday Morning Message: Healing While Remembering Our Loved Ones


Saturday Morning Message: Healing While Remembering Our Loved Ones Carol Lane Good Morning, It is winter in the part of the country where I live. For many, it is a time of contemplation about what we have accomplished in the past year and where we are going. This week, survivors have replied to the question about how we keep our loved ones close to us while we move on with our lives. One person who responded, Linda, mother of Gene, sent pictures along with her reply, which you will read later