Grief and Family

Helping Children with Grief and Loss

If you are a parent there is nothing harder than seeing your children experience grief and loss. You may feel hopeless in knowing how to help them. You want to just take away the pain. Seeing our children with grief and loss can be a struggle often because we may…...

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Grief and Mourning throughout Culture

.No matter your culture, race or place of origin there is one thing we all have in common, we will all experience death. Loved ones will die, we will grieve and mourn their loss.  There are many similarities about the way we experience grief and mourning. Different cultures have unique…...

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Parenting while you Grieve

Raising children takes a lot of energy and sacrifice even on a good day. When you are parenting while you grieve, it becomes infinitely more challenging. Everyone grieves differently. Personality, relationship with someone who dies, overall mental and physical health can all affect the way that you grieve.  Parenting is…...

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Hoarding as a Reaction to Trauma and Grief

Many of us have spent many pandemic hours scrolling through streaming services such as Netflix.   Shows such as “Hoarders” or “Buried Alive”  captivate our attention. Grief hoarding is the root of many of the stories. The sheer magnitude of the disordered thinking it takes to acquire such large amounts…...

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Helping Friends Grieve During A Pandemic

Helping others Through Grief During a Pandemic Grief manifests uniquely for everyone. There are “stages of grief” that give a guide or blueprint of what it may look like however we all experience grief differently.  As we sit at home, work from home and grieve from home, we have to…...

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Pandemic Perspective

Seeing Life and Death from a New Perspective Has life looked differently for you over the past 6 weeks? Some have been busier than ever trying to manage working on the front lines of the covid-19 pandemic.  Others find them self getting restless with little to do while we are…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Nine Personality

Everyone responds to grief differently. You may remember a well known court case in which a young mother was accused of killing her 3 year old daughter. The public harshly judged the behavior of the accused in the days after the child’s death. Many said no grieving mother would act…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Eight Personality

Today let’s talk about the Enneagram type 8 and how this personality type is most likely to respond to grief. Every human is a complex machine of sorts with muscles, bones, organs and all the other amazing pieces that make us alive.  The most fascinating of these pieces of what…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Seven Personality

I knew she couldn’t live forever, but it was as if she was bigger than life and more than just human. She was a friend to everyone, a true adventurer. She created an environment when we were kids where dreams came true and fun was a requirement of the day. …...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Six Personality

Today let’s dive into the Enneagram type 6, often known as “The Loyalist”. As we have learned, understanding our own personality traits gives great insight on how we will respond during a season of grief. The questions then come: What is the value in knowing how we grieve? Does knowing…...

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