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I hope you have a gentle week. Thanksgiving can be tough. I'm reposting my last year's post below.

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I know this is a difficult time of year. We are supposed to be THANKFUL, which can be dang hard when you are missing your baby. You are...


The holidays are upon us and it seems that many people have decided to simplify their holiday traditions this year. Instead of spending hours shopping and getting frustrated at the mall, they have decided to spend quality time with friends and family.

In the spirit of simplicity and kindness, we have compiled a list of 12 simple and memorable ways to support a grieving loved one this...

I miss you so SO much is a common griever's lament. I miss my Mom (Mum), my daughter, my husband. I miss my Dad, my brother, my son, my sister and more. Comments

When grief deadens your shoulders with its weight there is one thing guaranteed to shift something, within and without and that is movement. Movement is motion, it propels us somewhere and it has flow, it has life.


If that movement is channelled into a purposeful activity the benefits are multiplied. Particularly during times of extreme stress such as when we are grieving,...

Grief and the emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one is an agonizing experience and during the holidays it can seem like an overwhelming ordeal. Reassessing our attitude toward the holidays, deciding how involved we want to be as well as modifying old traditions or establishing new ones can help minimize the stress and enable us to participate. Comments
How long does the average, everyday grief process last, do you think? By "everyday grief" I mean, significant life change, but not as harrowing as recovering from the tragic loss of a loved one. Everyday grief amounts to changes in the workplace, in the make-up of the family dynamic, and in feeling at home after shifting to a foreign place, for instance. Comments

    “Anniversaries” This past Saturday, November 12th, marked the 7year anniversary of losing my sweet daughter Katie.  Not sure what happened to the last 7 years, but they’ve managed to slip away.  I know many of you that follow this blog are newly bereaved and probably think “7 years? I am not sure if [...]

Life changes. People die. Jobs are lost. Health is lost. Relationships end. Every human knows loss, and through loss you know suffering. When you are suffering and in the throngs of grief, you are living in unchartered territory - the life you had and knew is no longer, and the future is yet to be. Comments

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