A Thimble Full at a Time

A Thimble Full at a Time

One of my favorite authors, Alan Wolfelt, tells us that we need to embrace the pain of the loss. I have shared this with people and they roll their eyes and say embrace – I don’t think so. I totally understand this reaction. Sometime the pain of grief can be so...
The Grieving Heart on Mother’s Day

The Grieving Heart on Mother’s Day

For most people, Mother’s Day is a time of celebration and appreciation towards one of the most important people in their lives. A time of joy and love. For some people though, people who are grieving the loss of their mother, as Mother’s Day approaches a feeling of...
Spring

Spring

The sun is shining, the grass is getting greener, the snow is almost all gone and there are even buds on some of our trees. Spring! A wonderful time of year when we feel renewed and energized. We all love spring right? Simply put, no we don’t all love spring. For some...
Do Not Compare

Do Not Compare

I had a conversation with a woman a while ago that stuck with me. She was feeling bad because she was feeling sad. She told me that she had lost her grandfather. She thought that the intensity of her grief wasn’t appropriate because he was a grandfather. She said that...
Permission to Grieve

Permission to Grieve

We have people on this list that are new to grieving and we have people on this list that have been connected with Hospice for a while. No matter the time line – give yourself permission to grieve. Our society likes to have rules around grieving. Rules like, it’s time...