Pop Culture

The Lion King and Grief

Have you ever noticed that death is mentioned in almost every Disney movie? A deceased parent, a hero's tragic end, or a villain's demise are just a few examples of what we are exposed to when watching these films. Why is this? What lessons can we learn from these Disney movies about loss? Can this… Continue reading The Lion King and Grief

Personal Loss

I Do It For You

When someone you love passes away, it can feel like they have disappeared completely from your life and the world. This is how I felt when I lost my great Aunt Fay in 2011. Even though I was able to say goodbye, her death left a void in my heart that I can still feel… Continue reading I Do It For You

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

Guest Writers

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


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