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The 12 Nights of Kindness

Have you heard of The 12 Nights of Kindness? Beginning December 13 and ending Christmas Eve, the tradition is to leave a small treat paired with a poem based on the 12 Days of Christmas on a neighbor's porch. The concept is to teach kids that giving is just as fun as receiving.

Feeling Lonely & Isolated in Grief

When Our Feelers Shut Down

“I’m just here. I go through the motions. People ask me how I’m doing. I shrug my shoulders. I don’t know. You tell me. How should I be doing?” Todd asked.

Not All Was Lost

 Often in our society when someone dies many people offer support with words of comfort. The most common phrase I can think of is, I’m so sorry for your loss. Having to live without the physical presence of our loved one is an enormous loss, in fact, we dwell on this loss every day. But have you ever stopped to consider the things that you didn’t lose after their death?

Can't We Skip the Holidays?

"Christmas? Thanksgiving was an emotional nightmare. Can't we just skip it this year? Where's the Grinch when you need him?" Glenn asked.

Sometimes I Hear You Say, "If Only"

Sometimes I hear you say “If only”

I hear you say, “If I had just…..”

I know you wish yourself to Heaven

What Doesn't Kill You....Makes You Different

How many times have you thought that your world could be shaken to its core? How many times have you thought that the person you are could change into someone you don’t know in the blink of an eye? None? That’s what I would have said several years ago, because I had never experienced tragedy…I had never experienced the loss of an immediate family member.

My Sister’s Birthday

Birthdays are supposed to be fun,

but since you’ve passed away,

Birthdays are nothing but sadness.

You’re not here anymore; 

When Both Parents and Kids are Grieving

"Our boys keep us sane and going. If it wasn't for them and my job, I would go crazy," Russell said. 

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