5 Tips to Battle Grief with Nutrition

5 Tips to Battle Grief with Nutrition3 27When you’re grieving, it often feels like there isn’t much that would help you feel better. While comfort food may seem like the right answer, you may actually be lengthening your grief by not taking care of your body. Below we’ll discuss the advantages to healthy nutrition and some tips to help you on your way.

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Obituaries: Do we still need them?

Obituaries Do we still need themObituaries are the most common way for us to become informed about deaths that occur in our communities. In most periodicals, the terms “obituary” (derived from the Latin word for death, “obitus”) and “death notice” have come to be used synonymously.

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Mourning Together: Twin Cities Local Grief Support Groups

Mourning Together Twin Cities Local Grief Support Groups3 13Trying to find healing after a loss can sometimes seem impossible. The weight that you carry often cannot be described, even if you had the energy to do so. It can even feel like you’re all alone and no one understands your grief. While your grief journey is unique, having others to talk with who understand loss can be extremely helpful. First we’ll talk about the benefits of grieving with others, because let’s be honest, you might need a little encouragement. Then we’ll give you some great resources to find a grief support group in the Twin Cities or near you.

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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year's Resolutions While Grieving - Part Three

7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Years Resolutions While Grieving Part ThreeAs we welcome March into 2017 and look forward to a warm Spring this year, let’s be reminded of our New Year’s Resolutions that we set so many weeks ago. It’s not too late to keep them! Many resolutions have benefits, but there are some that are particularly healthy for those who are grieving. Let’s continue with part three of 7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving.

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Why Must I Keep Silent? Grief in the 21st Century

Why Must I Keep Silent Grief in the 21st Century2 27So often in our culture, we are expected to be quiet and subdued in our grieving. In many communities nowadays, there are little to no mourning rituals or practices. Even wearing black during a time of mourning has become somewhat outdated! Today we will be looking at demonstrative grieving; how you can reap its benefits and some ideas to get you started.

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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year's Resolutions While Grieving | Part Two

7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Years Resolutions While Grieving Part TwoWe are back again to continue the series on the 7 Reasons to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving. In part one, we looked at three great New Year’s Resolutions to make and why you should keep them. Let’s jump right back in and give you a couple more ideas on what goals to add to your list for 2017.

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12 Simple Acts of Kindness to Help You Heal

12 Simple Acts of Kindness to Help You Heal"Let your heart crumble into an infinite amount of tiny, precious seeds. Then plant love everywhere you go." 
- Anita Krizzan?

We could all use a little more kindness in our lives these days. February 12, kicked off Random Acts of Kindness week, so we knew this would be the perfect time to talk about blessing others as a way of healing from grief.

 

 

 

 

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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year's Resolutions While Grieving | Part One

7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Years Resolutions While Grieving Part OneJanuary has come and gone and whether you’ve made and kept your New Year’s Resolutions or not, we have some great reasons why you should! If you’re grieving it can be especially important to have a goal to push towards and even a reward for completing that goal. And if you haven’t documented your News Years Resolutions, there is still time. Use this as your starting point. Here’s Part One of the New Year’s Resolutions that you should make, and why you should keep them this year.

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The Emotional and Spiritual Healing of Home Funerals

The Emotional and Spiritual Healing of Home Funerals1 30The comforts of home are never more crucial than when grieving the loss of a loved one. Home after-life gatherings offer families and surrounding communities unmatched solace while celebrating life. During this time, it is especially necessary to lean on your family and your clergy for spiritual and emotional healing. This timeless way of honoring the deceased allows family and friends to participate more deeply in the final rituals. Being at home softens the burden of logistics and shifts the focus to togetherness. By understanding the spiritual and emotional healing that a home visitations or gatherings provide, clergy and leaders of faith can help care for their congregation and their community in a different setting.

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The Modern Woman's Guide to Funeral Dresses

The Modern Womans Guide to Funeral DressesGetting just the right outfit for a funeral is a delicate thing. You don’t want to be disrespectful to the deceased or their family but you also want to find something that you can feel good in and maybe even something you could wear again. Today we’ll go over just a few ground rules and then show you some great options.

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The Shocking Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr

The Shocking Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr1 16“The cemetery is too small for his spirit, but we commit his body to the ground. The grave is too narrow for his soul, but we commit his body to the ground. No coffin, no crypt, no vault, no stone can hold his greatness, but we commit his body to the ground.”
- Dr. Ralph Abernathy?


Most of us know about the life and death of the great Martin Luther King Jr., but many do not know any of the events that took place around his funeral and memorial services. Today, in honor of the life of MLK, we will unwrap history to peer into the ceremonies that laid to rest a giant of the civil rights movement.

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