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...
If You Can Name It, You Can Tame It

If You Can Name It, You Can Tame It

This is an evidence based statement by Dr. Daniel Siegel. I love this because it speaks to the effectiveness of the groups we do. When people have a safe place to talk about their experience around their grief, they can hold it better. It is through the conversation...
Anything but Thankful at Thanksgiving

Anything but Thankful at Thanksgiving

Oh boy, another holiday. The fall has been beautiful this year. The colors seem more vibrant than ever. I am thankful for this. Here is the thing though, Thanksgiving is another day that makes our loss seem more present. When we participate in our traditional...
Who is on Your Support Team?

Who is on Your Support Team?

It can be surprising – people we look to for support just aren’t there for us. Or they are there for us, but in a way that is unhelpful. Sometimes our friends and family just don’t have the capacity to hold space for us. It can be necessary to rewrite your contact...
The Inner Work of Healing

The Inner Work of Healing

We have heard it so many times – you have to feel to heal, or the only way out is through, or we need to feel our feelings not ignore them. While I agree with all of these statements, the question I hear often is how? How am I supposed to feel this? How do I know if I...
If Only

If Only

If only our society had a better understanding of grief. If only we understood – all of us, that there is no time line. We do not “get over” our grief in 3 days, 3 weeks, or even 3 months. Depending on the relationship, grief can take a long time. David Kessler states...