Sympathy gifts can take many different shapes and forms, but the underlying sentiment remains the same.  It’s a unique and special way to keep the memory of a lost loved one alive and ease the pain of grief.  Gifts at this particular time can often be more expressive than words, since it can be difficult […]

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There are no magic words that can erase the pain and sorrow felt by individuals who are grieving.  And everyone grieves in their own way and at their own pace.  It can be difficult to know exactly how to react but it is important to realize that sometimes just being there and listening is the […]

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  What Can I Do?                                                                                                                     How to Provide Immediate Comfort There are many heartfelt and useful ways to help someone who just lost a loved one. Be There. The most important thing you can do is be present with the family. Don’t stay away because you are afraid that you may say or do […]

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Smile Again, Laugh Again, Breath Again, Love Again…   “In losing someone dear to us, it’s important to remember that the relationship itself is not over.  Death cannot take away the love that weaves its way through every fiber of our being.  Love will always triumph over death in this regard.  We want to hold […]

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Resilience: Elizabeth Edwards Did you know that Elizabeth Edwards credits an on-line grief support community with helping her rebuild her life after the death of her son, Wade? In her book Resilience, Elizabeth Edwards opens her grieving heart, and shares what loss has taught her. “It is always there. Sometimes the most present thing of all […]

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