Category: The Grief Compass

Grief and the Holidays

Grief and the Holidays

Holidays are about togetherness and joy.  When one is grieving during the holiday season, togetherness and joy with their loved one is not an option.  Holidays are innately more difficult and only magnify the loss.The sadness feels sadder and the loneliness goes deeper.    The need […]

How to Survive Early Grief

How to Survive Early Grief

Great insight to help understand the early days of grief.

Ways to Support Grieving Parents through a Perinatal Loss

Ways to Support Grieving Parents through a Perinatal Loss

“October 15 marks a day of reflection for many parents across the U.S. – National Infant and Pregnancy Loss Remembrance Day. Many people have experienced the arrival of a new baby and all the joy, wonder, and fulfillment of long-held hopes that such a life-changing […]

Talking to children about the shooting in Las Vegas

Talking to children about the shooting in Las Vegas

Children may have many questions or concerns about yesterday’s violence in Las Vegas. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides tips for talking with your children about mass shootings and violence.  Feel free to contact Full Circle at 912-2947 ext 107 or fullcircle@fullcircelgc.org if you […]

Helping Children Remember and Honor Their Loved Ones

Helping Children Remember and Honor Their Loved Ones

HELPING CHILDREN REMEMBER AND HONOR THEIR LOVED ONES By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT Founder/Executive Director   Saying goodbye to a loved one who has died is one of the most difficult experiences for a child.  This painful process can be made a little easier […]

Saying “I’m Sorry” when someone is grieving

Saying “I’m Sorry” when someone is grieving

SAYING “I’M SORRY” WHEN SOMEONE IS GRIEVING By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT Founder/Executive Director Many times, individuals don’t feel comfortable with what is appropriate to say to someone who is grieving the death of someone significant.  Is saying “I am sorry” sufficient or appear […]