grief support

What Does a Funeral Home Do?

What does a funeral home do? Whether you are pre planning for a funeral in the unknown future or planning an immediate funeral for a deceased loved one it’s good to know what exactly the funeral home does. While every funeral home may have things unique to them here are…...

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When Time Doesn’t Heal All

Time doesn’t heal all. When a tragic loss is fresh the grief can be unbearable. The denial is strong, the sorrow and pain is real. When it is fresh it feels you have reached the depths of where emotional loss and pain can take you. So often we hear that…...

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He Died One Week Ago Today

The social media status read, “he died one week ago today”. When someone close to you dies the amount of time they have been gone is measured first in hours and days. When that one full week hits it is a milestone that you never wanted to have.   How can…...

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Using the Stages of Grief to Help Create a Road Map to Healing 

The stages of grief can help create a road map to healing. The stages of grief was originally written about in Elisabeth Kubler-Ross book. Others have added insight and stages. There are multiple models used that include more “stages”, the Kubler-Ross began with 5 stages and eventually increased to 7.…...

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Bad Behavior or a Trauma Response?

Do you know anyone who seems to make so many poor choices? Have you ever asked if it is truly bad behavior or a trauma response? When someone has experienced a loss, a show of grief is an expected response. When calls go unanswered or tempers are short as a…...

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Everyone Needs a Support System for Grief

Everyone needs a support system for grief. Isolation and loneliness is an epidemic in this country. Grief and anxiety is another problem in mass quantities. The time we are living in right now only perpetuates each of these feelings. So many people are experiencing loss at the same time being…...

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5 Ways to Prioritize Mental Health While You Grieve

Managing grief and mental health often go hand in hand. It is so important to prioritize mental health while you grieve.    Grief can really throw off your moods. If you are normally bubbly and outgoing you may feel more sullen and withdrawn. If you are serious and focused you…...

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You Don’t Have to Choose Between Hope and Grief

Feeling hope and grief may seem like opposites. Believe it or not, you don’t have to choose between hope and grief. It is normal to be in the midst of your grief and find hope there. It is also okay to feel so hopeful and still feel the pain of…...

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Ongoing Grief Support

Looking for additional grief support? Everyone’s grief story is unique. Grief doesn’t stop in 3 months, one year or any amount of set time. Pain of grief ebbs and flows and changes over time but it may be with you for a very long time if not forever.  Grief Support…...

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Approaching Grief Support with a Beginners Mindset

Listening to a podcast recently I heard a great piece of advice. The therapist being interviewed talked about how she makes it her mission to approach each of her clients with a beginners mindset.  In essence she was saying that no matter what one client may have experienced or needed…...

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