Make a Plan

Make a Plan

Oh boy, another “event” Valentine’s Day. Another reason to feel the absence of the person we have lost. For most families Valentine’s Day can be an occasion for joy and for sharing the love we have for one another. For some it is simply a reason to buy chocolate. For...
Grieving Styles

Grieving Styles

We have said many times in the past that we are all unique in our grief. Each person will grieve in their own way in their own time. Each person will need different kinds of support depending on their history with the person that died. Along with that though, there...
Give Yourself Permission

Give Yourself Permission

As we move into a new year, the tendency might be to just get on with it and try to leave our grief behind. I am here to say, that you we can’t leave our grief behind. The healthy grieving way is to move forward with our grief. It will start to take up less space over...
Ritual – Annual Celebrate a Life

Ritual – Annual Celebrate a Life

As Christmas gets closer, things can feel almost frantic. This holiday, for some reason, seems to take a lot longer to come than the rest. The holiday music starts earlier every year and all of the busyness is almost jarring. For those who are grieving, these feelings...
It Has Started

It Has Started

Yes, it is that time of year again when we are all supposed to pretend that we are happy. The season of good cheer, Christmas. For people who are grieving, Christmas can be exhausting. It is so hard pretending to be of good cheer. Often our friends and family are...
Grief Responses – It’s Not Always Tears

Grief Responses – It’s Not Always Tears

Crying is a natural and healthy response to grief. We always hold space in our work for people to cry. Crying helps us to release some of the pressure we hold inside of us. It is like letting a bit of steam out of a pressure cooker. Please, if you feel that lump in...