Ringing in the new year may have been something you have been looking forward to for many months. As we anticipate what this new year may hold, it can bring a mixture of emotions. Many families have shared that they are grateful to have 2020 in their rearview mirror and feel hopeful for the future.…

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The holiday season can create time for memories, laughs, and fun. However, while on a grief journey, it may feel like the holidays create added pressure, stress, and heightened emotions. During this winter holiday season, try these activities with your child to help process memories and honor your loved ones. All of these activities require…

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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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The act of gratitude involves being appreciative and thankful for things and experiences you’ve had. It is a quality we all possess, though it may sometimes be hard to show, especially when grief is clouding your mind. Grief is like a storm cloud in Texas; its intensity comes and goes; a continuous cycle filled with…

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With Thanksgiving approaching, we are reminded of all the special memories we have shared with our loved ones and long for ways to connect as a family. At the heart of Thanksgiving is gratitude, and although the holidays may look very different this year, it can be a time of reflection and hope. We can share…

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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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During difficult moments, whether brought on from daily stress, school, work, grief, or COVID-19; it can feel difficult to make time to bond and reconnect as a family. The following activities are outlets that you may choose to use as a family to create time to play together. Reminding yourself to enjoy the little moments…

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Grieving during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a challenging time for families. Coping with a death loss is difficult, but grief during this time can be especially hard and perhaps more intense. People have also been experiencing secondary losses including financial hardship, unemployment, loss of support systems, changes in lifestyle, changes to daily routines, and…

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We often talk about change and the difficulties we face in grief and loss. We try to make necessary adjustments, acclimate to our new circumstances, and cope with our loss. COVID-19 has brought about change that many of us have never faced. It has changed the way that we communicate, connect, learn, work, dine, shop,…

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Does it feel like your life is turned upside down? In the blink of an eye our “normal” has changed. Navigating this year isn’t easy by any stretch. We hope you are settling into a new routine and a new school year, whatever that looks like for you. Our calm down activity cards will give…

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