What Grievers Need To Hear

People who have never lost a loved one try to help but often their comments are hurtful.  Below are what grievers need to hear from family and friends. I wish I had the right words, just know that I care. … Read More

Have You Done Your Estate Planning?

When you die, all your important documents need to be found – the will, birth certificate, life insurance policies, pension information, bank details and more. Have ownership papers for specific assets and property in with your other important papers. You … Read More

Can Laughter Help You Grieve?

Laughter helps ease pain, it can ease depression, it’s a way to move and get into your inner child plus it’s a lot of fun.  Unfortunately, as adults we don’t remember how to have fun. Dr. Michael Miller, Director, Center … Read More

Are We Obsessed With Our Grief

While expressing our grief openly is beneficial and necessary, there can be an excess of grief that can be damaging both psychologically and spiritually.  It is possible for us to become so obsessed with our loss that we become overtaken … Read More

Types of Hospice Care

There are many types of Hospice care depending on where you live.  Some programs may incorporate smaller existing programs or the community may choose based on its needs and financial capabilities. Informal Hospice Care Family wanting to care for the … Read More

Are there Different Stages of Grieving?

Some people believe that there are different stages of grieving but it’s not that simple.  We can’t say we are in stage two and getting ready for stage three.  Grief is just not that straight forward. When a loved one … Read More

Are You Too Busy?

Our lives have become so hectic and over scheduled that stopping to make a phone call to someone we really want to talk to, often feels like just one more additional thing to do. I know that keeping busy has … Read More

Do You Need A Support Group?

Widows often ask me, “Do support groups work?” or “Will a support group help my grief?”  The answer is “Yes” – regardless of your background, age or circumstances, widows who joined a support group were able to heal faster.  They … Read More

Loneliness is a Challenge

Loneliness is the greatest challenge faced by survivors.  When it comes to accepting and dealing with loss, each day presents its own challenge. A simple everyday task can trigger the loneliness of loss.  Loneliness is judged to be more difficult … Read More

Do Men Grieve Different Than Women?

Although we all experience grief when we lose a loved one, women seem more likely than men to express their feelings of loss. But just because women are more expressive it doesn’t mean that they grieve more than men do. … Read More

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