So Many Changes

So Many Changes

This has been a theme of conversation within the groups that I facilitate and with friends who have lost a loved one lately. There have been so many changes over time. The death of their person is still, after all this time, affecting their lives. Family dynamics have...
Tea Time for the Soul

Tea Time for the Soul

We are so happy that we are finally able to offer our drop-in grief support group again. People are able to come and grieve in community – with others who are experiencing the same thing. I love Tea Time, I find it amazing to watch a group of people, all unique and...
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...