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  • January, 15th 2015

    I Want You to Know Who I Am So many people pass through our lives throughout our lifetime.  Some barely register on our radar, others leave deep imprints upon our lives and hearts.  Only some make us feel like we are truly known, and allow us to know them as well.  But how much do we really need to know about someone to feel as though we know them? This month Pat shares with us her take on what it...

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  • October 5th, 2013

    Congratulations are in order... Our very own Pat Schwiebert was honored on Thursday, October 3rd by The Association for Death Education and Counseling® (ADEC) receiving an ADEC Service Award.  The criteria for being selected as the award winner included:  Excellence in service to ADEC as demonstrated by: consistent committee participation and other high-quality efforts to benefit the growth and development of the association.  Contributions to the activities of the association as demonstrated by: innovating association programs, conducting workshops, assisting with conferences, serving the association. ...

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  • January 8th, 2013

    Changes at Grief Watch As of the first of the year, Grief Watch has moved out from under its parent company (Metanoia Peace Community) and is now its own entity, Grief Watch Inc.  Our office manager and co-author of Tear Soup, Chuck DeKlyen, has been promoted to Executive Director.  Pat Schwiebert, the founder of Grief Watch and author and creator of many of our most popular items, has happily moved into the role of Creative Director and President of the...

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  • December 28th, 2012

    Following the tragedy that took place a couple weeks ago, an outpouring of Tear Soup was sent to the Newtown Community.  We started to receive phone calls and emails from people all across the U.S. wanted to share Tear Soup with those in Newtown.  As of today, we have taken orders from Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, New York, Maine, and more.  In total, we have shipped more than 500 copies of Tear Soup so far, with a plan...

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  • December 2012

    Holidays are difficult times for those who are missing someone.  The following dates are for those who would like to set time apart from the holiday busyness and remember their loved ones with others who are also grieving.  Being with others who understand is a good thing.  The holidays can be hard, but you don’t have to do it alone.  All services are at the 18th Ave. Peace House, located at 2116 NE 18th Ave, Portland Or 97212.  All gatherings...

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  • September 9th-12th, 2012

    Our director, Pat Schwiebert, and her husband, John, are currently attending the 17th International Conference on Violence, Abuse & Trauma in San Diego.  If you happen to be attending as well, be sure to stop by their booth to say a quick "hello" or to peruse some of our more popular items.

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  • August 8th, 2012

    We hope you all are enjoying your summer.  We just wanted to alert you that the Grief Watch office will be closed on Friday, August 17th.  With only two of us manning the office we try to schedule to be gone on different days, but on rare occasions our trips overlap...  May all your travels, this month and always, be safe and enjoyable.

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  • January 27th, 2012

    Benefit Concert for Grief Watch & The Dougy CenterFebruary 18, 2012, The Old Church In February 2011, Portland songwriter and performer Lincoln Crockett and his wife Alicia lost their baby, Joseph Phoenix, shortly after childbirth. As they and their four-year-old son grieved they were buoyed by friends and family who introduced the family to two priceless resources: Grief Watch, a resource for dealing with loss, and The Dougy Center, supporting grieving children and families.  These organizations not only give support to...

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  • December 22nd, 2011

    Hello.  We just wanted to take a quick moment to let you all know what our office schedule looks like for the next couple of weeks.  Happy Holidays! December 22nd  -  Office closes early, about noonDecember 23rd and 26th  -  Office closed December 27th through 29th  -  Normal office hoursDecember 30th  -  Office closes early, about noon January 2nd  -  Office closed January 3rd  - Back to normal office hours  

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  • November 9th, 2011

    The holidays are approaching quickly, and with them come the inevitable thoughts of loved ones who are no longer with us.  While the memories can leave us longing for one more day with those who have died, they also give us the opportunity to look back on the good times and to cherish the time that we did have with our departed loved ones.  We hope that you all take time to treasure the past and to savor the present...

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  • September 20th, 2011

    The long awaited launch of our new website took place today!  We know that there will be little glitches and typos that need to be fixed, as with any new website, but we hope that they are minor.  We'd love to hear your feedback. Please explore our site and send your thoughts to webmaster@griefwatch.com. We'd like to send special thanks to Media Drink for all of their tireless work to make our dreams for a more interactive and user-friendly website become a reality....

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  • September 6th, 2011

    School is back in session.  August was busy with all of us trying to cram in last minute summer vacations with our kids before it was back to the normal school year grind.  While we will miss the extra trips and time with our families, it is always nice to have the office a little quieter and calmer without the addition of all of our kids taking turns to visit.

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