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GRIEF & THE HOLIDAY

Warm wishes to everyone for a wonderful holiday season.  I hope this article from www.Grief.com is helpful to you at this time: “Holidays are time spent with loved ones” was imprinted on our psyche from a young age. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share …

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Grief Is a Healthy, Helpful Choice

Grief Is a Healthy, Helpful Choice BY RICK WARREN — OCTOBER 14, 2015 For over 20 years, I have been blessed to be a member of Saddleback Church led by Pastor Rick Warren.  Like all members here, Rick, his wife Kay and their family have gone through the loss of their loved ones, including their …

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You can still celebrate LOVE on Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day GHN members! I realize you probably don’t feel like there’s anything to celebrate if you’re still grieving the loss of a loved one.  All holidays were bittersweet the first few years after my husband passed away.  But I had to put on a happy face for my young son; I didn’t want …

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New Year’s Resolutions for Grief Relief

Happy New Year, The past year has been hard for members here who have lost a loved one.  I hope the blog posts on the Home Page have been helpful along with the member blogs and discussions in the Forum.  The chat room has been helpful to many going through the grief process as well. …

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Coping with Suicide Loss

Like millions of people around the world, I was shocked by the news of Robin Williams’ death a few weeks ago.  It was so heartbreaking to learn that the man who made us laugh by sharing his amazing talent with us for decades, was internally suffering in silence.  I took the news hard as it …

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10 Year Anniversary

August 12th was the 10 year anniversary of my husband’s sudden departure to heaven (that’s what I prefer to call it).  Grief is weird.  A few weeks ago, I remembered that the anniversary was coming up. And then I got busy … and then I got depressed.  For the past week, I felt a heaviness …

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Making Summer Fun Again

Making Summer Fun Again By Alisha Krukowski  Summer is supposed to be a time for sleeping in, daydreaming, and playing outside for hours on end. But the long days can also be a difficult reminder that a loved one is no longer around to share in the fun. Since you and your kids may already be …

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Scheduled Chat Room Sessions

Please check under EVENTS on the Home page for the days and times of scheduled chat room sessions. Of course you can use the chat room at anytime.   But, we have found that having scheduled chat room times makes it easier for members to connect with each other. There is a different time for …

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Mother’s Day

For many of us, Mother’s Day is a difficult time to get through.  Especially, if you’ve lost your mother or wife that you had children with, recently or in the last few years.  It’s also a tough for mother’s who have lost a child or are struggling to have a child.  I’m blessed that my mother is …

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‘Living With Grief: A conversation between men’

Hello Grief Hopers! Attached is link to a YouTube video which is an excerpt from a 60 Minutes interview where actor Liam Neeson has a heart-to-heart with Anderson Cooper about living with grief after his wife died.  You may see additional excerpts of the interview there as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff7z6ujUB-A At Grief Hope Network, we recognize there …

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