Yesterday: A Look Back

Full Circle Grief Center started nearly 14 years ago at Allyson’s dining room table. The vision was to start a nonprofit organization, solely dedicated to children and families who needed compassionat…

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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 ONE older adult. This is important to remember when considering Americ…

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Worthwhile Grief & Loss Podcasts

By: Maryse Eubank, M.Ed Podcasts are a great alternative to reading when you are hoping to learn new information. The beauty of a podcast is that you can listen while doing other tasks like wa…

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Finding Meaning From Grief

By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT David Kessler is a bereavement expert who discusses finding meaning after the death of a loved one. I want to share some of his thoughts around the defin…

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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 place, whether we’re ready and willing to express ourselves to…

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Father’s Day in Three Phases

By: Kirk Stepp Father’s Day over the course of my 40 years have fallen into three phases: Son, Loss, and Father.   For the first 19 years of my life, I was blessed to have a hard …

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Keeping Daniel’s Memory Alive

By: Keith D. Lewis, Full Circle Suicide Loss Group Participant Not a day goes by that I don’t think about Daniel or see him in my mannerisms or hear him in my words. So much so that I wonder if I t…

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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 a child. Elementary school aged children lack the foresight as to…

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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 and Father’s Day can be particularly difficult for those without a…

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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 weeks gestation. The pain and emotions that I was feeling were stronger t…

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