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...
It Takes Time

It Takes Time

Our society has it all wrong when it comes to timelines and grief. Our workplace gives us four days off, our friends think that after the funeral or celebration everything is back to “normal.” We think that at the most three or four months of grieving, and then we...
A Different Style of Grieving

A Different Style of Grieving

I had a chat with a young woman the other day. She was worried about her dad. She said that she didn’t think he was grieving. She said that he wasn’t crying or anything. I asked her a couple of questions and then told her that I thought her dad was doing just fine. We...
As It Comes Nearer

As It Comes Nearer

A Quote from David Kessler “Grief doesn’t need a lot of time, but it needs dedicated time.” I appreciate this quote because it reminds me of two things. The first is that I can grieve and not stay in the grief. I can move in and out of it. Of course I understand that...
The Window by Rumi

The Window by Rumi

Your body is away from mebut there is a window openfrom my heart to yours. From this window, like the moonI keep sending news secretly. I love this quote. We continue our relationships with our people even if we do it in secret. This makes my heart full. This time of...
We Can’t Say This Enough

We Can’t Say This Enough

You are not crazy. Often we hear people say this when they come through our doors for the first time. I must be crazy; I don’t understand why I am feeling this way. We also often hear this from people who have been grieving for a while. What the heck is wrong with me?...