I know we are often raised with the idea that it is wrong to get angry, but the truth is, anger is an appropriate response to loss. We have lost someone precious to us. We are afraid of what might come next. How will we survive without them? And this loss and this fear combine...

You do not have to face this loss alone. Find someone you trust to whom you can open your heart, one who will be able to sit with you as tears flow and anger overflows. This person may be a friend. It might be a pastor or a grief therapist. Grief support groups can be...

Two of the most common questions we ask are where was God when this happened? Why did this have to happen? We want to know why God left us alone to hurt like this in our loss. The answer is that God never left us or the one we loved. God sees every tear and...

Tears can be incredibly healing for us, yet they are also something we are taught to fear. “Big boys don’t cry,” we are told. After my parents died, I did not cry. I did not allow the healing tears to fall, because I was afraid. I told my therapist that I was afraid that if...

Pay for your registration fees here. If you haven’t registered please go HERE. 3rd Annual Walk-2-Talk For Grief Awareness ENTRY FEES Honor a Loved One and Support Grief Awareness Fundraising Walk Early Bird by Aug. 22nd $25 Aug 23—Sept 15 $30 Children Under 12 $10 Sept 16—Walk Day $35 September 22, 2018 ~ 3:00-7:00 p.m....

A legacy is much more that which child gets which dollar after we are gone. A legacy includes family stories and memories we make together. This legacy can never be bought or sold. Neither can a dollar value be placed upon the memories we create with the ones we love. There is another form of...

A trust is a probate avoidance tool for the distribution of an estate. In essence, it is a contract between one generation and the next. A trust not only avoids the probate courts, but it also allows for some creativity and flexibility in gifting. Say you have a beneficiary who should not, for whatever reason,...

NO ONE has the right to set your time table for grief. Your loss is as unique to you as the relationship you shared. You will experience your own emotions in your own time. You will find healing in your own time. You will find peace in your own time. No one else has the...

Our friends are often afraid to say our loved one’s name. They don’t want to hurt us with a painful memory or remind us of our lost one. They do not really understand that hearing our loved one’s name shows us that we are not alone in our remembering. We can help those who want...