Bereavement, Guest Writers

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Grieving

Did you know that grief can weaken your immune system, increase blood pressure, cause changes in your digestive system, and lead to headaches and disturbed sleep? Grief is a normal and necessary reaction to a significant change or loss in our lives. Even though it may be hard, it is important to take care of… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Grieving

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Supporting Your Child(ren) Through Grief

Grief, while an inevitable part of being human, is a thing many parents feel ill-equipped to maneuver through with their children. While undeniably universal, grief is still deeply personal. There are cultural, familial, and developmental differences in how we process and express grief, leaving no clear roadmap for navigation. It can be difficult to be… Continue reading Supporting Your Child(ren) Through Grief

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Tips for Entering the New Year with Hope and Love

For many of those who are grieving, the New Year may be daunting. Particularly if you have recently lost a loved one, this may be the first year you endure without them in your life. When a loved one passes away, everything changes. What was once familiar now seems foreign and the idea of tackling… Continue reading Tips for Entering the New Year with Hope and Love

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Emmanuel: God’s Eternal Presence

During the Christmas season, the word “Emmanuel” is certainly repeated often. Whether it’s during a Mass reading, written on a holiday card, or in the lyrics of a popular Christmas song, we are constantly reminded of Emmanuel. But what exactly does this word mean? To some, the word is synonymous with Jesus Christ, for others… Continue reading Emmanuel: God’s Eternal Presence

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5 Ways to Comfort Someone Who is Grieving

Grieving is an extremely painful and difficult process. The death of a loved one can turn the world upside down, leaving people emotionally upset, confused, and exhausted. As Catholics, we are called to comfort the grieving, which is no simple task. Comforting people can be a challenging experience, and calls for much strength and divine… Continue reading 5 Ways to Comfort Someone Who is Grieving