• Birthdays and Grief

    How are you supposed to handle birthdays and grief?  March 3 is the birthday of my best friend, Joy. She was just like her name – full of JOY and PASSION for life. Since she died, I have still tried to remember her birthday every year.…

  • Why Grievers Need A Hug

    Why Grievers Need A Hug

      Hugs are one of the greatest forms of healing. They are a natural way of reducing stress. Virginia Satir[1], a respected family therapist, stated, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs…

  • Missing A Loved One on Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day can be one of the toughest days of the year when you are grieving. It is another reminder the people you love or once loved are no longer around.  The loss could be the result of a death, break-up or divorce. Often you anticipate it weeks or even…