Honoring Dad this Father’s Day

Though significant dates hold a special place in our memories and hearts, there is added pressure with how to celebrate on these specific dates. When grieving, it may be hard to determine how to celebrate, or even if you feel ready to celebrate. With Father’s Day approaching, this could elicit many feelings. Even if you…

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Grieving Through Transitions and Milestones

Over the course of this last year, milestones were uniquely celebrated. Many gatherings were held virtually or in a drive-thru format. (Even The WARM Place hosted Drive-thru Family Nights!) Some households were forced to isolate from others for periods of time, and events were rescheduled. Though our world has had to be inventive with ways…

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Nurturing Grieving Hearts this Valentine’s Day

Many associate Valentine’s Day with chocolates, greeting cards, flowers, and stuffed animals. Though this holiday is a reminder to spread love to those you care about, this holiday can be exceptionally difficult for grieving families. Just like any holiday or significant date, grief thoughts and feelings can make it feel nearly impossible to self-regulate throughout…

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How to Approach the Holidays in the Midst of Grief and a Pandemic

The phrase “preparing for the holidays” can have a bittersweet connotation. Families may think of the joy this season brings such as decorating  for the holidays, gathering with others, and the sense of gratitude we often feel this time of year. Families may also think of the absence of a loved one, the stress of…

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Young Adults Share Their Emotions Behind Their Masks

After nearly six months of being unable to conduct groups due to the pandemic, we were excited to finally open our doors and conduct the Fall Young Adult group in-person!  This group met for six consecutive weeks in order to provide grief support to 18-25-year-olds who experienced the death of a loved one.  Our group…

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Grieving at your Comfort Level this Father’s Day

Father’s Day, like many other significant calendar holidays, can elicit a wide array of feelings.  Father’s Day carves out a moment in time outside of our day-to-day, to give thanks, share stories, celebrate, and send love to those father figures who have been influential in our lives.  Not only does Father’s Day create these special…

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Creative Ways to Celebrate Milestones at Home

Though many days of the last few months have felt like an overcast on our lives, it is important to celebrate what is in our control. Many families who aren’t able to celebrate a milestone achievement in traditional fashion, such as their child’s academic achievements this year, are still able to praise and celebrate their…

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At-Home Activities to Help you Process Anger

During this time of uncertainty, grieving families may be experiencing heightened emotions or emotions that they thought had already been processed within their journeys. Anger can be a common emotion to feel during a time of distress and grief. Though anger is at times an uncomfortable emotion to experience, the expression of anger, when done through positive…

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Making Memories at Home

One silver lining to this quarantine time is the opportunity to create connections and bond further as a family while at home! Here are some activities to continue promoting family time, while discussing memories of your loved one you are missing. As always, we’d love to see and hear how you and your family are…

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Preparing for the Holidays

Holiday seasons elicit many feelings for people. Holidays may create togetherness, warmth, and gratitude; but in the eyes and hearts of a griever, holidays may create the exact opposite sensations. Grieving hearts are put under pressure by society, family, and friends to grieve in a uniformed manner that may not be the most suitable for…

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