Grief and Guidance

Cooking for the Bereaved
6 days ago
Have you ever felt helpless after hearing the news that a close friend has recently lost a loved one? It can be tough to know what to say or do because there are really no words that can comfort them....[Read More]
Rules to Follow When Decorating Your Loved One’s Grave
May 27
Decorating your loved one’s grave is a beautiful way to honor them and personalize the gravesite. However, before you start decorating, you need to make sure you’re following the cemetery’s decoration...[Read More]
Remembering Your Mom on Mother's Day
May 5
Mother’s Day can be an emotional time for those who have lost their mom. Whether you have recently lost your mom, or a period of time has passed, the day can be difficult nonetheless. Even though she’...[Read More]
Defining Acute Grief and How to Cope with It
April 29
Grieving the loss of a loved one can look very different depending on the person, especially since there are several grief types out there. One grief type that’s not discussed a lot is acute grief.&nb...[Read More]
Six Meaningful Ways to Honor a Loved One This Earth Day
April 22
Are you looking for a meaningful way to honor your loved one’s legacy while also improving the world around you? Look no further than Earth Day! While you should take care of the Earth year-round, the...[Read More]
Shedding Light on Four Common Grief Misconceptions
April 15
Grief is complicated to define since the experience is different for everyone. Many people also aren’t well educated about the grieving process since death is an uncomfortable topic, so they haven't t...[Read More]
Five Ways to Repurpose Funeral Flowers into Meaningful Keepsakes
April 8
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]