One of the hardest questions to wrestle with is what to do with your loved one’s personal belongings. Only you should decide what should be done with his or her belongings. Don’t allow others to make decisions for you. Others may want to “speed up” your healing by advising you to go through belongings, which may not […]

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How do you go about expressing your sympathy to someone who has just lost someone close to them? It seems like nothing could possibly be significant enough to help ease the pain and help them through their loss. Nothing seems relevant when compared to the severe grief that person is experiencing. Sometimes you have to […]

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What can you do for someone who has been diagnosed with cancer? Cancer is a powerful disease that can make even the strongest feel powerless when faced with the diagnoses. You wish you could just make it go away, but you can’t. So the next best thing is to help them through it and show […]

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Offering condolences can be awkward no matter which side of the gesture you’re on. Friends and family may struggle to find the right words while the bereaved may feel like no one really understands what they’re going through. Unfortunately, there is no right way to make that process easier, but sympathy gifts can offer deep […]

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If you are experiencing grief, Christmas can be one of the hardest times of the year.  And Christmas is especially hard if it is your first Christmas without your loved one.   To survive the holiday season, consider these grief support holiday survival tips: 1. Know your limits.  If you are tired or don’t feel […]

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