• Grief Kit

    10 Items For Your Grief Kit

    Living in Southern California, it is understood we need to have an Earthquake Kit available for our autos and homes.  This made me think about creating a Grief Kit when I was grieving the loss of my loved ones. I found that having items in a Grief Kit really lifted my spirits and helped me to move through my grief.…

  • 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 a day for growth.” IMPORTANCE OF HUGS Hugs affect your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.  Emotionally…

  • What To Do

    Sometimes It’s What You Do Not What You Say

    Sometimes it’s not just about what you say when someone is grieving but more importantly what you do. Just the smallest of gestures are helpful. Grievers may not feel like talking on the phone after a loved one dies. However, receiving a simple text message from someone interested in how they are doing can make a griever’s day. What You Can…