Grief and Guidance

How to Express Your Condolences When Someone Dies
6 days ago
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult and devastating life events a person will experience. While there's nothing you can do to remedy the situation, you can certainly let your friends or lo...[Read More]
10 Winter-Inspired Ideas for Grieving a Loss
December 23, 2020
Whether your loved one passed away during the winter or they had a winter birthday, these ideas can help you grieve and honor your loved one.From relaxing activities to more active ones...[Read More]
Supporting the Bereaved With Cold, Hard Cash
December 15, 2020
I returned home one summer in university to support my mother as she lived out her final few months on earth. She had asked me not to take on a summer job, offering to support me through the summer so...[Read More]
How to Honor a Loved One This Thanksgiving
November 19, 2020
Whether it’s been one, five, or 10 years after a loved one’s passing, holidays like Thanksgiving can be difficult without their physical presence. However, there are many mean...[Read More]
Coping With a Suicide: Unraveling Issues of Mental Health and Loss
November 16, 2020
Grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide is different from other loss. It is typically unexpected and can cause loved ones to feel not only shocked, but responsible. Whether the victim was a friend...[Read More]
Advice for Going Back to Work After Bereavement Leave
October 22, 2020
When coping with the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to return to your daily routine, like going back to work. However, by understanding your needs and communicating them to your coworke...[Read More]
Seven Ideas for Participating in Visit a Cemetery Day
October 15, 2020
With October 25th being Visit a Cemetery Day, we want to share some ways you can participate. Rather than being a spooky holiday, it’s meant for honoring and remembering those who are no longer physic...[Read More]
Does Death Belong Online? Connectedness Etiquette in the Memorialization of Our Dead
October 7, 2020
Should we, as a society, accept that the internet has a place in the way we process grief, take care of the dead and memorialize loved ones?As the internet connects us more and more closely with infor...[Read More]
How to Honor a Loved One Who Died of Breast Cancer
October 1, 2020
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to share ways to honor a loved one who died of this disease. From raising awareness and encouraging screenings to creating...[Read More]
10 Fall-Inspired Ideas for Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
September 24, 2020
Did you lose your loved one during the fall season? Or, was fall their favorite season or when their birthday or another significant date was? Whether it’s fall outside or in your heart,&nbs...[Read More]
Drive-By Chili: A Tale of Good Grief Support Boundaries
September 15, 2020
Cards, flowers, and gifts showed up at the house as word got out that my mom had passed away. Friends, family, and neighbors offered support and assistance while I reeled from the grief that was compl...[Read More]
Our Top Five Go-To Movies for Grieving a Loss of a Loved One
September 10, 2020
Movies are a meaningful outlet for grieving a loss of a loved one, as they can help you understand your feelings. For those who feel alone in their grief, they can give you something to relate to and ...[Read More]
10 DIY Memorial Crafts for Remembering a Loved One
September 4, 2020
When you’re coping with the loss of a loved one, memorial crafts have many benefits, including being a way to:Process your griefHonor a loved one’s memoryMake sure their legacy lives on foreverCreate ...[Read More]
Five Meaningful Memorial Ideas for Honoring a Loved One While Social Distancing
August 20, 2020
Finding meaningful memorial ideas may look a little different for a while as we practice social distancing. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still creative ways to honor a loved one’s memory wh...[Read More]
Benefits of Online Memorials
August 19, 2020
When a loved one passes away, the next of kin will usually compose a newspaper obituary to communicate the information. While these notices are informative, obituaries often don't do justice to the li...[Read More]
Five Self-Care Tips While Grieving a Loss of a Loved One
August 17, 2020
When grieving a loss, it’s important to take care of your physical and mental health. Self-care isn’t selfish, and your loved one would want you to take care of yourself.Many activities also double as...[Read More]
How (and Who) to Ask for Practical Help During Bereavement
August 12, 2020
How do you ask for practical support with things like chores, transportation, and funeral arrangements during emotional times around the death of a loved one? Though emotional support is extremely imp...[Read More]
Four Meaningful Ways to Help a Grieving Loved One While Social Distancing
August 7, 2020
When grieving the loss of a loved one, the support of family and friends means more than you’ll ever know. With social distancing being the new normal, this can make receiving that support more d...[Read More]
Summer-Inspired Funeral Personalization Ideas
July 30, 2020
A summer-inspired funeral service doesn’t have to just be for funerals during the summertime. If your loved one’s birthday was during the summertime or if summer was their favorite season, y...[Read More]
How to Help a Grieving Coworker
July 28, 2020
If one of your coworkers recently experienced the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to know what to say to them. While you want to be there for them, you also don’t want to say something that o...[Read More]
Comfort Food: Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe for Mourners
July 21, 2020
Today, we have a tasty chicken noodle soup recipe to comfort the grievers in your life who need some delicious home cooking.Cooking TimeApproximately 1 ½ hours.What You'll NeedLarge soup potSaucepanCh...[Read More]
Five Creative Ideas for Recognizing Grief Anniversaries
July 20, 2020
The anniversary of a loved one’s death isn’t easy, especially the first year after their passing. To cope with mixed feelings and emotions, families can grieve together and find creative ways to honor...[Read More]
10 Summer-Inspired Ideas for Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
July 16, 2020
Whether you lost your loved one during the summer, or summer was their birthday or another significant date, these ideas can help you grieve your loss. They also can help you honor thei...[Read More]
How to Write an Obituary
July 13, 2020
When funeral planning and grieving a loss, one of the most important and daunting tasks is writing the obituary. How do you tell a life story in just a few paragraph...[Read More]
Memorial Trees Honor Lives While Helping the Environment
July 7, 2020
If you’re looking for a unique tribute that honors a loved one’s life while also making a positive difference in the world, then a memorial tree may be right for you! Memorial trees are greener, more ...[Read More]