BEREAVED CHILDREN & THE HOLIDAYS

Dec 17

December 17th was my youngest daughter’s birthday. It’s another birthday to celebrate her, the accomplishments she has made in her life, the love she has given to all of us, and the gifts she has shared freely with the world. It’s also another birthday celebrated without her dad. In fact, it’s the 25th birthday she has […]

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WAYS TO GET THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AFTER LOSS

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Christmas is generally a time rich with tradition and jam-packed with joyful festivities. We look forward to spending the holidays with family and friends, exchanging gifts, indulging in delectable treats and reminiscing about the good old days. On the other hand, for bereaved families, the tinsel, decorated trees, and angelic singing of Silent Night, are […]

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DEDICATED TO ALL THE DADS IN HEAVEN – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

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A Daddy’s Love By Leah Wells A fathers touch, A daddy’s kiss A grieving daughter, you’re greatly missed. An empty house, an empty chair A fathers love, no longer there. A broken heart, tear filled eye Another soul to fill the sky. Many memories in my mind Some I laugh, some I cry. The times […]

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A CHRISTMAS POEM

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By Helen Steiner Rice I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book And every year when Christmas comes, I go and take a look, And that is when I realize that these names are a part Not of the book they are written in, but really of my heart For […]

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WAYS TO COPE AT CHRISTMAS

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Christmas is rich with tradition and filled with joyful festivities. People look forward to spending the holidays with family and friends, exchanging gifts, indulging in delectable treats and reminiscing about the good old days. On the other hand, for bereaved families, the tinsel, decorated trees, and angelic singing of Silent Night, are painful and constant reminders that a […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA: A NEW WAY OF SUPPORTING THE BEREAVED

Feb 27 Social Media blog

Social media, in particular Facebook, is providing an important platform for people to share their grief. The days of being isolated in the journey are over. This isn’t to say that people are no longer overwhelmed with feelings of sadness and sorrow because they can talk about it on Facebook. They still have all the […]

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Rejection – It Feels Like the Ultimate Heartbreak

February 13 2014 rejection

Being rejected by another person can feel like the ultimate heartbreak. Why don’t they want me? Why don’t they love me? Why don’t they approve of me? I can’t answer those questions for you. Each of us needs to do the work of understanding why we so desperately need that person’s approval. Oprah Winfrey said […]

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Making The Choice To Survive

When we think about choice, we think about the mundane things in life, “What should we have for dinner…. Pizza or Chinese?” Or it’s the big things, “Should we buy a house or keep renting?” Rarely do we give thought to how we can choose anything we want and that it is in our choices […]

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Let Me Share Some Love with You

Heart in Hands January 30 2014

February is the month of hearts and most often associated with love because of Valentine’s Day. So what better month to share some of my time and knowledge with you for FREE! That’s right! I am offering up to 12 people a FREE 30 minute telephone consult to ask me questions about my journey, to discuss their journey, […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Tell the Story of Your Deceased Loved One (often!)

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Have you found the need to talk about your deceased loved one often? And, do others tell you that you shouldn’t? There are three important reasons that you should share your loved one’s story. Moreover, repeating the story over and over is part of the process. When someone dies, those closest to them are often […]

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