It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
Getting Through the First Weeks after the Funeral
Forget “normal” for awhile
Work through the “messy” details with patience
Know what to hang on to, and what to let go of
Acknowledge the many levels of loss
Recognize and deal with feelings of guilt and betrayal
Know what you need from others
Rebuilding reflects the very best of what your loved one has given you
Dealing with all the “Stuff” after a loved one dies
Take your time
Get some help
Give yourself permission to let go of things
Use physical stuff to work through emotional stuff
Find the gifts in the stuff
Losing Someone Close
Accept your feelings
Let people know what you need
Treasure your relationships
Draw on faith for healing
Be patient with yourself
Let yourself heal in your own time and your own way
On the First Anniversary of Your Loss
Honor your loved one
Honor your loved one’s story
Honor your memories
Honor your relationship with your loved one
Honor life itself-and the Giver of life
Honor this period as a rite of passage
Dealing with Death
If you avoid dealing with death, you may become more vulnerable and unable to grieve. We offer support in accepting loss and preparing for death.
Dealing with Grief
This page features links to each of the articles in the grief library and provides access to our year-long series of email grief support messages.
Grieving with Purpose
Explore the concept of grief work. This article reviews the four tasks involved and highlights the six self-care and bereavement signposts in your bereavement journey.
Ending Denial and Finding Acceptance
Acceptance puts an end to denial by releasing disbelief. In doing so, you can fully include the death of a loved one into your life and find peace-of-mind.
For Friends of the Bereaved
Have you chosen to help someone who is grieving the death of a loved one? If so, this article was written for you. It offers insights and provides suggestions on how best to support them during this time.
When Grief Doesn't Ease
This article takes a closer look at what's considered normal grieving compared to more complicated grief. We can look for signals to see if our grief may be going off track.
When Grief is Unacknowledged
There are many situations when our grief is not understood by those around us and can compromise our well-being. This article provides readers with four ways to reclaim our rights to grieve and find support.