Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.
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142 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 living with kids relationships parenting life lessons emotional growth teenage years growing up Helping Young Hearts Heal HEART play sm and Camp Erin help children grieve together B E T S Y L AW S O N writer family matters charlotte halloran of Weston still remembers the sand tray she and her sister Sydney made as part of HEARTplay sm at Parmenter Community Health Care in Wayland more than a decade ago, after their mother died. She used the character Belle from Beauty and the Beast to represent herself in the scene she made on the colored sand. "The sand tray is such a vivid memory. It was the first time I really opened up about what was happening," Halloran said. She and her sister have been connected to HEARTplay ever since, as has their father Michael Halloran, who still lives in Weston and serves as Chair of the Parmenter Foundation, as well as Treasurer of Parmenters' Board of Trustees. Michael Halloran said seeing the sand trays, those many years ago, helped him begin a con- versation with his daughters about how to keep the memory of their mother "alive in their hearts," while moving forward in their lives without her. J E S S A M Y N M A R T I N