Grief and Loss Blog

Please Don’t Try to Fix Me No Comments

Several months after the sudden death of my 32-year-old husband, the subtle hints from my friends, family and co-workers appeared – suggesting the time had come for me to get out more socially, begin sorting through his personal belongings and find the smile I once had. The more they pressed the more I distanced…

The Connection Remains Forever No Comments

What should I do with all the family photographs? How can I share my father’s legacy with my children and grandchildren? How do I remain connected with my mom after her passing? Where can I go besides the cemetery to spend time with my sister? Creating a memorial honoring your loved one is a great way to keep their…

Workplace Memorials No Comments

Just as we have a yearning to remain close to our loved ones when they pass away, we have the same desire to remain connected to deceased co-workers with whom we have spent significant time collaborating and sharing professional goals. While they are no longer physically present, our colleagues’ contributions to…

A Message of Hope for the Bereaved from Ligia M. Houben No Comments

Grief is the natural response to a loss. As a Certified Grief Counselor, Life Transitions Coach, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Grief Counseling, Ligia has specialized in helping others deal with any loss or difficult life transition in a caring and empowering way. People generally try to ignore their…