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Grief Support

How to Combat the Physical Effects of Grief

Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one understands how emotionally and mentally draining it can be. Grief takes its toll. But we can underestimate its impact on our physical health and wellness. There are plenty of resources on how to deal with grief emotionally, including the use…...

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How Grief Counseling Can Help

One of the most challenging aspects of grief is that there really is no way to prepare for it. Even when death is expected it can be hard to comprehend emotionally and mentally. It can, however, be dealt with and grief counseling can often play a role. What is grief…...

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The Difference Between Sympathy and Empathy

Sometimes the meanings between two words are so similar, they can be difficult to tell apart. It can be particularly challenging when those two words sound similar like sympathy and empathy. These words are often used in connection with the death of a loved one. What is the meaning of…...

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Five Ways to Support Grieving Loved Ones

Talking with someone who just experienced the loss of a loved one can be sad, uncomfortable and awkward. We often just don’t quite know what to say or do. Our apprehension may lead us to avoid talking directly to them at all, but that can lead to its own problems.…...

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Why Do We Grieve?

The death of someone close to us can lead us down a path of asking some deep and profound questions. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Why do I need to go through this? When it comes to grief, what is it and why do we…...

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How to Be a More Empathetic Person

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It is what allows us to share in the grief of another person, even if we didn’t personally know the deceased. Some people seem to be extremely empathetic, connecting with others on a deeply, almost profound…...

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Best Practices to Take Care of Yourself During Grief

There are plenty of resources to describe grief and how best to deal with it. The fact is, while the stages of grief may be similar, how we as individuals experience them, are far different. Do you know what’s great about that? It makes our journeys not only unique, but…...

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Popular Types of Virtual Support Groups

If you or someone you know can benefit from joining a grief support group, you shouldn’t let social distancing concerns stop you. There are a variety of virtual support group options that can provide the companionship, understanding and empathy you need during a difficult time. In fact, some have found…...

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When Is it Okay to Move On from the Death of a Loved One?

It is a question we may ask ourselves when alone, in the privacy of our own homes. We may seek the advice of close friends, family or other loved ones. Following the death of someone close to us, “When is it okay to move on?” The Five Stages of Grief…...

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Why a Grief Support Group May Help You

It is frequently said every individual grieves in their own way. We are, after all, unique and we have unique relationships with those around us. We react to loss and death differently. That is not to say grief is SO unique that it can’t be shared. In fact, grief support…...

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