Dia de los Muertos

By: Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT Dia de los Muertos, also known as “Day of the Dead” is a holiday that is

Sibling Loss

By: Shannon Weisleder, Guest Blogger “Because of you, I will always have a friend.” Ten years ago, I lost my only brother Matthew to

Seniors and Grief

By: Britt Cowart, LCSW There are approximately 47 plus million Senior Citizens in the US (65 and older) and this population is

Young Adult Grief

By: Kristen Emerson, LCSW, Bon Secours Bereavement Center, Guest Blogger Grief is unique for each person, but sometimes themes emerge for different

Different Types of Grievers

By: Karen Kennedy, MSW One of the hardest parts of grieving is understanding that everyone grieves differently. Individuals respond differently to grief on

A Father’s Grief

By: Adam Carpenter In November of 2017 my life changed forever. My wife and I unexpectedly lost our first daughter at 23

Strength in Grief

By: Rusty Ramsey, Full Circle Board Member Coping with grief and dealing with the loss of a parent is difficult, especially as

Ask, Listen, & Learn

By: Jason Owen, Full Circle Board Member There are a handful of topics no one wants to discuss. In not talking about them,

Grandparent Grief

By: Margo Asay, Full Circle Supporter and Guest Blogger I’m a fixer – I think all moms are. No matter how old your

Passed but Present

By: Kali Newlen-Burden, Guest Blogger and Full Circle Volunteer/Supporter Twenty-two years, one month, and 20 days. That’s how long I was blessed

2022 LYD Award Recipients

We’re excited and honored to introduce you to this year’s Live Your Dash Award recipients. These individuals are using their time, skills

Journaling for Healing

By Britt Cowart, LCSW, Grief Services Director Grief journaling is one way of allowing ourselves the space for genuine healing to take

Loss of My Child

By: Tiffany Spede, Guest Blogger “You mean my baby is dead?”“I’m telling you her heart isn’t strong enough on its own, so

Loss in Later Life

By Wendy Boggs, MS-G, Counseling Intern To play on a common turn of phrase, when you’ve seen one older adult, you’ve seen

Guilt and Grief

By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT It is very common for people to experience guilt, the feeling you get when you think

Rocks of Remembrance

Holidays can often trigger powerful emotions and memories of our lost loved ones, no matter how much time has passed. Mother’s Day

Blooms of Hope

Holidays can often trigger powerful emotions and memories of our lost loved ones, no matter how much time has passed, whether it

12 Quotes About Grief

Celebrating 12 Years of Full Circle “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II “Grief is like the

12 Resources Worth Sharing

Celebrating 12 years of Full Circle 1.  What’s Your Grief An online community that provides hope, support, and education to anyone wishing

The Goodbye Book

Parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Story Time. The books, read by our Full

Tear Soup

Parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Story Time. The books, read by our

The Feelings Book

Each Sunday, parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Story Time. The books, read

My Many Colored Days

Parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Story Time. The books, read by our

Giving Tuesday Now

Full Circle is a proud participant of Giving Tuesday Now! What is #GivingTuesdayNow? #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity

In My Heart

Parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Story Time. The books, read by

The Rabbit Listened

Parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Storytime. The books, read by our

Volunteer Spotlight

Here at Full Circle we are fortunate to have some of RVA’s most amazing volunteers. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we’d

Virtual Story Time

From the very beginning, our goal as an organization in the COVID-19 crisis has been to serve our community, adapt our business

Finding Hope After Loss

By Caroline Lavoie, Clinical Social Work Intern For Masters level social work students, internship placement day is among the most nerve wracking

Pregnancy After Loss

Those who have experienced ‘Pregnancy After Loss’ know it is not simply a time marked by celebration and happiness. While there will

Unresolved Grief

While death is a normal part of life, many individuals experience numerous challenges following the death of a close loved one.  Children

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly

TOGETHER

Day 5 TOGETHER we create “My name is Micah and I am 14 years old.  My family came to Full Circle because