Category: Grief Support

Grief Support: Thoughts, tools and techniques to help overcome grief and personal loss, or support someone in the bereavement process.

the loss of a father

Best Books About Fathers and Grief

Losing a parent can be one of the toughest experiences we go through. Losing a father can be especially difficult to navigate, and it can vary from person to person, depending on the type of relationship we had with them. Many of us look up to our fathers for guidance, care, and support throughout our lives. When facing

Best Books About Mothers & Grief

The relationship between a mother and child is unlike any other. It is one of unconditional love, guidance, and care. When we are young, we look to our mothers for everything. As we get older, the relationship shifts from one of caregiver to friend, and if we are lucky, confidant. Mother’s Day, while intended to

Guest Post: The Third Death or How to be Remembered

*This is a guest blog by Brant Huddleston. The views expressed in this guest blog do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Qeepr team.* The saddest words I ever heard were written by neuroscientist David Eagleman, who said: There are three deaths: the first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when

Coping with Seasonal Depression

It’s that time of the year again. It’s cold, it’s overcast, it’s windy… and it goes on for what feels like a lifetime. For many people, this time of year brings on more than less-than-desirable weather: it brings on a deep and difficult sadness. Seasonal depression effects somewhere between 10-20% of the population in North America,

write a commemorative biography

How to Write a Commemorative Biography

Why Write a Commemorative Biography? When someone close to us passes away, we are often left with a question that can be overwhelming to face: what now? How do we live with the memory of this person? How do we share this memory? How do we preserve it? The past is what shapes us, and remembering

Our Top Posts of 2015

Christmas has passed and the year is coming to a close. Amidst the violence, terrorism and loss, 2015 may have been one of the best years for humanity. It was also a banner year for us. We traveled, met many incredible people, started our YouTube series, launched a mobile app and our user-base grew exponentially. We

grieving over the holidays

Grieving Over the Holidays

The holiday season can be an especially painful time for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. As a time of year that is marked by celebration and joy, knowing how to engage with and express your grief can be very difficult. Here are some things to do and to keep in

Collecting Family Photos After a Death

If you are anything like us, years of treasured photographs are stuffed in drawers that are never opened for fear of an avalanche. Birthdays, anniversaries, family vacations and everyday moments are tucked away because conquering our disorganized mess seems impossible. However when a loved one dies, collecting, organizing and sharing photographs can be a cathartic activity. The