Grief Journaling

Grief journaling helps us express the depth of what we’re going through in order to slowly begin rebuilding.

Grief is like glitter.

You never know when grief is going to show up, sometimes in the most unexpected places, at the most unexpected time, and in the most unexpected ways. 

Talking With Kids About Death

It can be challenging to know what to say or how much to share with a child about death. Allow the child space to ask questions!

Grieving the Loss of a Co-Worker

While there seems to be an acceptance and understanding of losing a family member or spouse, the loss of a co-worker can bring all of those emotions alongside added confusion.

Comfort, Presence and Grief

Responding to another person’s grief can be incredibly difficult, not because we don’t care, but because we simply don’t know what to do. Often, that’s because there isn’t much that we actually can do. We can’t change the death of a loved one or alter a devastating medical diagnosis. Given … Read More

Mother’s Day When You’ve Lost Your Mom

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Losing a loved one is always an incredibly painful experience. It’s not uncommon that even months or years after a loved one has died that you periodically experience grief as though it happened only last week. Often, anniversaries and holidays, like Mother’s Day, are some of the most difficult times … Read More

Estate Planning: How to Take Care of Your Loved Ones

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What better time to plan and prepare for your future through estate planning than right now? I recently sat down with an estate planner and wanted to share insights I’ve gained in hopes to encourage you to examine the benefits of planning to take care of your loved ones once … Read More

Mourning the Loss of a Pet

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Pet loss is often one of the most difficult experiences people deal with. It often takes people by surprise just how difficult it can be to “bounce back” after a pet’s death, or how hard the loss hits them in their day to day life. Whether it is a childhood … Read More

Helping Your Child Deal With Loss and Grief

Losing someone important to us is an universal experience that is always difficult to deal with. We may feel anger, grief, loneliness, or confusion, and we all handle these difficult emotions in our own personal way. For a child, however, these feelings can be new, scary, and often overwhelming. As much as you want to shield your children from any pain, allowing them to feel these big emotions and express them in healthy ways can help them gain maturity and learn about themselves and their world.

Grief – Letting Go of Understanding

Have you ever experienced a traumatic or extremely disappointing event in your life? Maybe you lost a loved one or special friend unexpectantly; or a significant relationship ended and you were devastated. Often times, we seek to understand the purpose of these painful events. We may have many unanswered questions about the hurtful event.