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 walking, folding laundry, or even working on a puzzle. The number of podcast discussing grief and loss are overwhelming, so I scoured the…

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Grounding Techniques to Support Grieving Children

By Rachel Melhorn, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist Here at Full Circle, we talk a lot about “big feelings.” When we use this term, we are referring to grieving children’s struggles with emotional regulation. This may look like an extended tantrum, uncontrollable crying, fit of anger, or bout of anxiety. Grounding techniques are mindfulness strategies that…

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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 definition of meaning.  Meaning is relative and personal, only you can find your own meaning. Meaning takes time. You may not find it…

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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 others or not.  Due to the copious amount of research suggesting that grief journaling after a significant loss has therapeutic value, journaling is a…

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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 working, caring, and loving father. My dad was an amazing man that could literally build or fix anything. My childhood home,…

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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 thought about him this much when he was living. Holidays are different now because…

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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 what lies ahead and instead focus on the moment. Time may heal all wounds, but as a child, time takes forever to pass, and…

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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 mom or dad, as they are painful reminders of what we’ve lost. We know this season can be hard for those who…

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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 than anything I had ever felt before. I was terrified that this was going to take over my life in a…

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