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CONTEMPORARIES PROVIDE INVALUABLE SUPPORT

Your contemporaries, colleagues, and friends can provide invaluable peer support especially if they have endured a similar or shared experience. Peer support is offered one-on-one or in a group setting. The most obvious benefit of receiving support from friends and colleagues is that the supporter has credibility and is trusted. It’s important for the person needing support […]

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THE UNIQUE GRIEF OF POLICE, MILITARY, & FIRST-RESPONDERS

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” ~Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the Unite States (1872-1933) By Janelle Breese Biagioni To Live a Life of Service We choose to live a life of service. For some this means living a life of devotion in […]

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LOSING A LOYAL COMPANION

We have always had a dog in our family. Sadly, we put our little guy down about 7 years ago and I haven’t been able to think about bringing a new dog into the family. Both of my daughters had to put their dogs down a couple of years ago and only one week apart from […]

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IT’S IMPORTANT IN HEALING TO GRIEVE IN YOUR OWN WAY

We all have emotions, feelings, needs, wants and desires. The problem is we are not always very good at communicating what those are to others. Grief does not make it any easier either, because often we cannot even put into words what those feelings and emotions are. I have a picture of one of my […]

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LOSS OF FAITH

There are a number of ways that we can lose faith. When someone disappoints or betrays us, we lose faith in them. Individuals experiencing the death of a loved or a significant loss (e.g. job loss) may also say they have lost faith in God, the world, society-at-large, or in people they know. This is […]

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MOURNING AVOIDANCE

Losing a loved one is without choice or negotiation. We don’t get to be a part of the decision. The death of a loved one usually blindsides us and then we are forced to try and figure out how to survive the ordeal and a life without them. Doing the work of grieving and mourning is not […]

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LOSS OF A SIBLING

When my brother died, I felt as though part of me died too. I wasn’t alone in that. Brian’s wife, three children, my mother and my other siblings all felt the same. Brian had a large extended family and a circle of friends who were also devastated by his death. His sudden death left a huge void for […]

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ANTICIPATORY GRIEF

There is nothing that takes your breath away like hearing your loved one is terminally ill and going to die. When family receives this kind of news, their world instantly comes to a stop. At first, it is difficult to believe that what you think you heard is, in fact, the truth. Life moves in slow motion and […]

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