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...
I Am Grieving the Loss of Myself

I Am Grieving the Loss of Myself

We don’t talk about this grief experience very often. It is a truth though. When someone we love dies, we change. Grief rocks us. My friend said, “The me that I knew is gone. I am not who I was before he died. I am grieving my son, and I am grieving myself as well. I...
Self Care Strategies for Valentine’s Day

Self Care Strategies for Valentine’s Day

For those of us grieving the loss of a loved one, Valentine’s Day can be difficult. It can heighten the awareness of your loss. And, it is everywhere. You can’t even go to the grocery store without being confronted with reminders of celebrations of love. There are...
Being On Your Own Side

Being On Your Own Side

One of the most unfortunate aspects of grieving is that most people have no idea what you are going through. They say inappropriate things to you, not because they want to hurt you, because they simply do not understand. As a griever, it is important that we show up...