Resources & Articles

A Journey of Hope and Healing

A Journey of Hope and Healing

By: Emily Frank, Full Circle Volunteer and Long Time Supporter Mother’s Day is always a challenge for my family as I lost my mother when I was 20 years old. She died at 43 as a result of lung cancer leaving behind a husband and 4…

Finding Meaning From Grief

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…

Remembering Your Loved Ones on Special Occasions

Remembering Your Loved Ones on Special Occasions

By Stacia Macklin, LCSW, ACSW, Clinical Director Conversations About Grief (CAG) are a series of educational programs hosted by Full Circle professionals. This CAG will explore ways to honor and remember your loved ones in meaningful ways on special occasions. In light of COVID-19, our CAG program will…

Rocks of Remembrance

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.…

2021 Live Your Dash Luncheon

2021 Live Your Dash Luncheon

Full Circle is proud to present our annual Live Your Dash Luncheon Thursday, April 29, 2021. The luncheon is themed after the poem titled “The Dash” by Linda Ellis. Part of Ellis’ poem reads: “I read of a man who stood to speak at the…

Meet Live Your Dash Winner: Talley Baratka

Meet Live Your Dash Winner: Talley Baratka

As the founder of Impact 100 Richmond, Talley has never met a stranger. “Talley is a dear friend and our volunteer work together is some of the most rewarding, engaging, and enlightening time I have spent on this earth. We have laughed, cried, and learned so…