Grief

Being With Someone Who Is Grieving

Being with someone who is grieving is hard. Have you ever been close to someone who is struggling? Maybe their mental health is unbalanced. They could have received a terminal diagnosis. Maybe they lost a loved one and are in the depths of grief.    Pain and loss causes grief…...

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“I won’t call you if I need anything”: 8 Ways to Offer Grief Support

The old standard, “call me if you need anything.” Does anyone actually follow through and make that call? When someone is going through a hard time it can be hard to know what to say. So we often just throw out the offer to give us a call. When I…...

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Coping with Early Grief

Coping with early grief is like no other time in the grieving process. The days, weeks and months after an unexpected or “out of order” death can feel like a whole different world. The rest of the world goes on as usual. Petty arguments and assumptions continue. For you that…...

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Do Funerals Help the Grieving Process? 

Do funerals help the grieving process? Some would say a definite yes. Having a funeral is always a sad occasion and grief is present. Some people question, do I have to have a funeral? Maybe for some it feels too painful. Other times the deceased may not have a large…...

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“Let’s Talk Death”

Hey friends, let’s talk death. Specifically your death. What kind of funeral do you want? Do you want to be cremated or have a traditional burial? Do you want people to have a viewing of your body after you die? Or just a memorial to remember your life?    There 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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Emotional Eating As A Response To Grief

What is Emotional Eating? Emotional eating is using food as a way to deal with emotions you are experiencing. It is a way to avoid the feelings or calm them.  Indulging in a batch of cookies or salty bag of potato chips might feel good and numb the feelings in…...

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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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Impact of Grief on Mental Health

Impact of Grief on Mental Health   The impact of grief on mental health is so important to look at. In fact, grief is at the center of experiencing mental illness. Grief makes you feel sad, alone, depressed. Those days when you can barely get out of bed or you…...

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Are You Stuck In Your Grief?

Do you feel stuck in grief? Maybe you just can’t seem to get over a loss. Has it been years and your grief still stops you in your tracks? If you say yes you may be stuck and need help in processing your grief.   Last week’s blog (you can…...

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