Grief and Guidance

Five Ways to Repurpose Funeral Flowers into Meaningful Keepsakes
2 days ago
Not sure what to do with your loved one’s funeral flowers? Repurpose them into a meaningful memorial keepsake! This way, you can enjoy the flowers long after the funeral service is over. There ar...[Read More]
How to Create a Grief Journal
April 1
When grieving the loss of a loved one, creating a grief journal is a powerful way to share your thoughts and emotions. Whether you want to recap your day or simply share how you’re feeling, it also ca...[Read More]
Defining Secondary Loss and How to Cope with It
March 25
Grieving the loss of a loved one looks different for everyone, especially since there are so many grief types out there. One type of grief that’s not talked about enough is secondary loss. Below ...[Read More]
How to Cope with the Death of a Significant Other
March 23
When you meet the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with, you expect to grow old together. Unfortunately, living into your 90s with your partner is not a guarantee. Many people will ...[Read More]
10 Spring-Inspired Ideas for Grieving a Loss
March 18
Did you lose a loved one in the springtime? Or was spring your loved one’s favorite time of year or when they were born? Whatever the reason the season reminds you of your loved one, these spring-insp...[Read More]
The Ultimate List of Things to Include in Care Packages for Grieving Loved Ones
March 11
When someone is coping with the loss of a loved one, things like getting groceries can be daunting. To give them one less thing to worry about while grieving, you can create a care package. Care ...[Read More]
Defining Cumulative Grief and How to Cope with It
February 25
Coping with the loss of a loved one can look very different from person to person, especially since there are many different types of grief. One type of grief that’s not often talked about is cumulati...[Read More]
What to Bring to a Grieving Friend? Try Spanakopita Triangles!
February 16
Are you looking for a stellar, simple, freezer-friendly recipe to bring to grieving folks in your life? Looking for something beyond a basic casserole? This tasty appetizer will nourish the mind and b...[Read More]
Five Ways to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One on Valentine's Day
February 11
Valentine’s Day is normally a happy time, but for those who are coping with the loss of a loved one, the holiday brings about sadness. Whether it’s the first Valentine’s without them, the fifth, or th...[Read More]
2020 Memorial Trees: See How You Made a Positive Difference
February 4
Memorial trees are a truly unique and meaningful way to honor a loved one. During 2020, we honored hundreds of lives while making a positive impact on the environment. We planted more than 140,00...[Read More]
Defining Delayed Grief and How to Cope with It
January 28
Grieving the loss of a loved one can look very different from person to person, especially since there are many different types of grief. One type of grief that’s not often talked about is delayed gri...[Read More]
The Mormon Tradition of Making Funeral Potatoes
January 26
Wondering what to serve at a funeral reception? Funeral potatoes are a fitting way to feed your guests—for more reasons than just the name.  WHAT ARE FUNERAL POTATOES?  Funeral pot...[Read More]
How to Express Your Condolences When Someone Dies
January 13
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]