Dating & Relationships After Loss

by Kriston Wenzel, LBSW, CT The death of a life partner often leads to loneliness. It’s natural to feel lonely; it’s part of the grieving process. Part of normal human …

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Grief Doesn’t Take a Holiday

by Janna Benson Kontz, MDiv Grief never takes a break—no matter the time of year or special occasion. Once grief is a part of your life, it’s a constant companion. …

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Thoughtful Gifts for the Bereaved

When a friend or family member loses someone they love, it’s natural to want to comfort them in some way. Attending a memorial service, wake or funeral is very meaningful. …

Grief & God

by Janna Benson Kontz, MDiv When we’re dealing with the death of someone who is important to us, we oftentimes struggle with the larger questions in life. Many times, those …

Gardening & Grieving: Life Lessons on Pruning & Growth

by Connie DeKrey, LBSW, CT                                         The earliest of gardening chores involves cleaning away the debris left behind by winter. The melting away of snow gives way to a real …

Grieving a Complicated Relationship

by Heather Larson, LSW, CT When it comes to grief, we often think of the loving relationship we had with the person who died, and the deep sadness and longing …