We Need to Know You Remember Them

By: Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT I often am asked, by caring friends and family members, about the best ways to support an individual who is grieving the death of a loved one. I have a variety of practical answers, of course — like start a meal train, write them a handwritten note with your…

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Meet Live Your Dash Winner: Talley Baratka

As the founder of Impact 100 Richmond, Talley has never met a stranger. “Talley is a dear friend and our volunteer work together is some of the most rewarding, engaging, and enlightening time I have spent on this earth. We have laughed, cried, and learned so much together. There is no one I’d rather walk into…

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Meet Live Your Dash Winner: Caroline Neal

After ten years as a social worker in Chesterfield County, Caroline saw firsthand the vast needs of those in the foster care system. She saw a great need in the community and took action realizing even then, a small gesture could have a tremendous impact. In 2015, Caroline Neal founded Worthdays — a non-profit organization…

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Meet Live Your Dash Winner: Bonnie Price

In 1993, Bonnie was an emergency room nurse at St. Mary’s and saw a tremendous gap in how victims of sexual assault and domestic violence were treated when they came to the hospital. She knew there had to be a better way to treat these patients and not further traumatize them after what had happened.…

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Meet Live Your Dash Winner: Amy Black

“Art can heal.” Those words are a perfect example of why Amy is one of this year’s Live Your Dash Award winners. Amy Black is the Owner and Operator of Amy Black Tattoos and the Founder and President of the Pink Ink Fund. Amy is a gifted tattoo artist, who amazingly, has developed a way…

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Live Your Dash 2021 Award Winners

Each Spring, Full Circle hosts a luncheon themed after the poem titled “Live Your Dash” and awards a select few in the Richmond area who are truly making a difference in our community. We’re excited to introduce this year’s Live Your Dash Award Winners who are truly living their dash. Awards this year are given…

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10 Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

By: Carrie Schaeffer, LCSW, Perinatal Bereavement Services Manager Caregiving for a loved one who is ill or frail is a full-time job that can be stressful under the best circumstances. Now, during the COVID19 crisis, caregivers are finding themselves coping with the daily needs of their loved one and dealing with the stress and isolation of a…

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Coping with Isolation While Grieving

By Maryse Eubank, M.Ed At times, grieving individuals often find themselves intentionally self isolating. The choice may be made for a variety of reasons such as the fear of breaking down in public, the realization that many previously enjoyed activities don’t seem as important anymore or the sense that others don’t understand. Grief professionals typically encourage those…

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