Grief isn’t something you just “get over”. It is learning strength and bravery in a new way. In difficult times we rely on our strengths to protect us and help us maneuver the rough parts in our lives. When we are feeling extremely sad, angry, fearful, or just plain overwhelmed, it is easy to lose…

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With spring’s arrival, flowers begin to bloom, weather becomes warmer, and winter fades away. Spring is often seen as a new beginning and a time to remove the old and make room for what is new. That can sometimes be difficult for a grieving family. It’s important with grief to continue to keep your loved…

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Preserving and discussing memories about your loved one may feel like a difficult task based on how you grieve, how your child grieves, and how you grieve together as a family. The following activities ignite discussion and reflection about beloved qualities missed in our loved ones. Spend some time as a family or individually reflecting on your…

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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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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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