Grief and Loss Blog

Keeping Your Loved One Close to Heart

When you lose a loved one, you have the option to plan for a burial. When you opt for a burial, you will look for a cemetery or mausoleum that is close to your home. This is so it will be easy to visit them and give you comfort knowing they were laid to rest in the community they lived their life in…

15 Best Things Said To a Griever No Comments

The pain of losing someone you love and care about stays with us for the rest of our lives. The thing about pain and grief is that it never really goes away; we just learn to live with it. We get better at handling the loss, day by day…

Supporting Your Child’s Grief Through School Counseling No Comments

If you’re an adult of a certain age, you might remember school counselors as the people who handed you career aptitude tests and told you what you’d be best at. But times have changed. In modern schools, school counselors are among the most well-trained and notable members of the academic and administrative team…

Is there a difference when a loss is sudden versus anticipatory? No Comments

For ten years, I facilitated a younger widow(er) group in Denver.  Each month we welcomed new members to a group they did not want to join yet voluntarily attended in an effort to make sense of their loss.  As I listened to the attendees share their stories, I learned that while their loss journeys were varied, the outcome was similar…

What is the New Normal? No Comments

After I lost my husband I joined a grief group. One of the topics the counselor covered was the “new normal.” I had no idea what that was, but I came to understand that it refers to life after loss. What we knew as normal is gone after a death. In order to move forward we all have to find a new way to live…