Grief & Loss During the Holidays

This is a beautiful remembrance activity shared by What’s Your Grief — a simple, yet meaningful way to explore the complex feelings around the loss of a loved one and a wonderful way to create a special piece to remember loved ones during the holidays. The beauty of this activity is that it works for…

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Grief and Remembrance During Thanksgiving

By Wendy Boggs, MS/G, Intern Thanksgiving often conjures up memories of roasting turkey, family gathered around the TV watching parades and football games, long naps after eating that last second helping, and family outings to take advantage of “Black Friday” deals of the year.   However, for those who are grieving, the memories may not be…

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Honoring a Baby that has Died

By Carrie Schaeffer, Perinatal Bereavement Services Manager After a pregnancy or infant loss, many parents wrestle with finding ways to honor their baby and keep his or her memory alive. The desire to maintain a connection to the baby is a normal and healthy part of grieving. But, this process looks different for everyone and takes time.   For…

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Grieving the Loss of a Sibling

By Britt Cowart, Grief Services Director It’s estimated that 80% of individuals in the US grow up with siblings. Siblings are your life partners in the truest sense of the words, and though you may be opposites, there is a perception that you are still more alike than unalike. You have a shared history and deep…

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