Category: Grief Support

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

Collecting Family Photos keeper memorials

Collecting Family Photos and Preserving Memories

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

the 5 stages of grief are wrong Kübler-Ross

The 5 Stages of Grief are Wrong, Here’s Why

In the past, we explored the 5 Stages of Grief model by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, which is often used as the point of reference for discussing grief and the grieving process. However, this approach to grief is increasingly acknowledged as too rigid when addressing such a diverse and individual emotional experience. So let’s revisit the 5

6 Things to Remember After Losing a Parent

Losing a parent is a very unique form of loss for a number of reasons. The bond between a parent and their child is unlike any other in the world. From our first steps to our first stumbles, our parents are there with us through all things to offer love, support, and guidance. Even as we

Death of a Coworker

Coping with the Death of a Coworker

When experiencing the death of a coworker, there are a number of different thoughts and feelings that arise. Losing a coworker can often feel like losing a member of one’s extended family. However, it may be unclear how and when to express feelings of loss and grief, as you are typically in an environment that

how to write a eulogy

How to Write a Eulogy

There is little in life that causes as much stress as giving a speech. We have nightmares about it, we have support groups for it, we even have national organizations dedicated to celebrating those who can do it well. In the case of having to give a eulogy at a funeral, the pressure may seem

Sympathy Card Messages

Simple Sympathy Card Messages

When someone passes away, it is both a natural instinct and an act of social kindness to express words of sympathy to the family of the deceased. And yet, it can be very difficult to know what words to use to show how you feel, and let those who were closest to the deceased know that you care

scattering cremated remains

Scattering Cremated Remains: What You Need to Know

Cremation rates in North America are skyrocketing. Before the 20th century, very few people were cremated; an act that was seriously frowned upon by the Church. Today rates of cremation are around 40% in the United States and 68% in Canada. These numbers are expected to rise to above 60% in the United States in the next 20

Most Inspirational Quotes on Life and Death

Sometimes we find inspiration in the most unexpected places. This is exactly what you’ll find in our list of the most inspirational quotes on life and death. We tend to see death as an ending; a moment where everything is lost, but it can be more than that. These quotes remind us that there are