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How to Deal with Grief During the Holidays

How to Deal with Grief During the Holidays

This time of year, many ponder how to deal with grief around the holidays? The season, cherished for  time spent with loved ones, can serve as a painful reminder of what is lost when someone is dealing with the absence of a loved one due to death, divorce or separation. The merry atmosphere may turnRead more

do i need grief counseling quiz

Do I need grief counseling quiz

How do you know when you need help with grieving? Grieving a loved one is normal, but there is a point where the grief can overwhelm you and make daily life challenging long term.  How do you determine that your grief is not subsiding enough? Ask yourself these 11 questions that might indicate you mayRead more

Holiday grief in 2020 will be unprecedented - Phaneuf

Holiday grief in 2020 will be unprecedented

Holiday traditions are a source of comfort and joy, but the ongoing pandemic makes their social nature a threat to our physical health. But what about our mental health? Trick or treating and Halloween parties are not an option for many people, but that is just the start of a busy holiday season.  Many peopleRead more

How to support a grieving child through shared grief - Phaneuf

How to support a grieving child through shared grief

You may have seen parents posting images of their children holding funerals and memorial services with their comic book action figures, while giving the “Wakanda Forever” salute. Chadwick Boseman, who recently died, played the title character in Marvel’s “Black Panther” film, one of the most-popular comic book movies of all-time. A tribute post on TwitterRead more

Talk and listen during grief

Returning to normal after a loss

There is no singular step-by-step guide for getting on with life after losing a loved one. The grieving process is different for all of us, especially when it comes to time. One healthy way to approach returning to normal after a loss – and remember that “what normal is” varies for all of us –Read more

What Happens to your Body After You Die - Phaneuf

What Happens to your Body After You Die

Death has always been shrouded in mystery. Every culture has its own rituals and traditions that mark a person’s passing from this life. The ways that the body is prepared for interment or cremation, the ceremonies, funerals, memorials, have many similarities and differences from culture to culture across the globe. In this great melting potRead more

Coping with Grief

Bereavement Resources: Beginning to Heal

Bereavement resources aren’t something you think about every day, but they can be a lifeline after you’ve experienced the death of someone you love. The effects of losing a loved one don’t end with the conclusion of the memorial service. Your grief doesn’t suddenly lift the moment you pick up the urn with that person’sRead more

What to Expect When Your Loved One is in Hospice - Phaneuf

What to Expect When Your Loved One is in Hospice

For terminally ill patients, hospice care provides support during the final phase of life. Whether your loved one receives care at home or in a specialized facility, it’s generally intended for those expected to live about a year or less. The decision to stop treating an illness and instead focus on pain management and physicalRead more

Holiday Grief

Helping Others Heal through the Holidays

For most of our loved ones and friends, the holiday season is a time to be merry and bright. There’s joy to be found in the shopping, music, parties, and other rituals we associate with the season. But we also know that for some people in our lives, the holidays bring a somber reminder ofRead more

After a loss ebook

Navigate the emotional process of coping with the loss of a loved one with help from our new e-book

We understand the feelings of grief and loss you might experience when you’re “once removed” from the deceased. When a close friend or relative has passed away, grief seems more straightforward, even in the face of devastating loss. But when the deceased is a former classmate you’ve lost touch with, a co-worker’s parent, or maybeRead more