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May 19, 2022

The Rabbit Listened: A Children’s Book on The Healing Power of Listening

“Listen. People start to heal the moment they feel heard.” – Cheryl Robinson … Doerrfeld, Cori (2018). The Rabbit Listened. New York, NY: Dial Books for […]
December 10, 2020
What Do You Give a Grieving Person?

What Do You Give a Grieving Person?

Grieving people can be difficult to buy for. The main reason for that, is that their life has taken on a complete and total inventory check […]
June 17, 2020
The Gravity of Grief

The Gravity of Grief, and a Way Through

Stick with me on this one – I think it’s important. When COVID lockdowns started, I found myself very isolated at home with two very little […]
March 19, 2020
Funerals in a Time of Quarantine

Funerals in a Time of Quarantine

Just yesterday I saw something I’ve never seen before at a funeral for a young mom and her daughter, killed together in a car accident. Over […]
February 26, 2019
The BEST Sympathy Cards and What to Write in Them

The BEST Sympathy Cards and What to Write in Them

The personal touch of a sympathy card is a warm and thoughtful way of continuing to reach out to someone you love. But so many of […]
September 14, 2016
Say “Died”: Don’t Lie to Kids About Death

Say “Died”: Don’t Lie to Kids About Death

Talking to kids about grief is a classic example of ways adults over-complicate, over-think, and over-explain the ideas of death and what it’s like to miss […]
November 5, 2014
Why You Should Know About Hospice

Why You Should Know About Hospice

When hospice nurses were asked, what hospice is to them, they wrote the following: – Hospice is Being There – Hospice is Wishes Respected – Hospice […]
August 20, 2014
A Book and A Hope …

A Book and A Hope …

“How do I fully live when life is full of hurt?” Are you down today? Perhaps grief and loss have derailed you and you are finding […]
August 13, 2014
What to Tell Children About Funerals

What to Tell Children About Funerals

I was recently browsing through the new gift shop at Mission San Juan Capistrano, admiring the jewelry and slowly making my way to my favorite corner […]