Our Blog: Grief and healing

5 Tips for Dealing with Cultural & Religious Differences When Grieving

(Posted on February 7, 2017) My husband, John, was Greek Canadian. He was born in Canada. His parents immigrated here from Greece in 1958. The family was Greek Orthodox and attended church regularly. John’s family were lovely people and warmly … Continue reading

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Grief didn’t know it was a holiday

  (Posted on December 13, 2016) There are various days during the year that society calls a ‘holiday’ – like the upcoming season, mostly called Christmas even by those who do not recognize it as a religious day. For many, … Continue reading

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Helping children grieve

(Posted on November 29, 2016) When you have children you want to protect them. Protect them from harm and any pain. We can’t help but want to make everything okay. The hurt to us as adults is almost unbearable when … Continue reading

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Heart poems: Mind wanting more

In  her blog Heart Poems, counselling therapist Jan Falls shares poems that have touched her deeply.  She writes “A gift is meant to be shared, given away to the larger world. These [poems] are gifts I have received that I … Continue reading

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Time

(Posted on November 8, 2016) My perception of Time changed when I lost my son Brent to a workplace fatality. Life and Time itself became meaningless for the first couple of years. I began to ponder the word Time, its … Continue reading

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Finding healing in the falling leaves

(Posted on September 27, 2016) What do you call it? September, the month across Canada when we notice the trees and plants are changing. In your neighbourhood, perhaps they are turning colours of golden yellow, vibrant orange or crimson red? … Continue reading

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Community groups help families navigate grief

(Posted on September 6, 2016) When a sudden workplace tragedy happens families are thrown into a world of unknown. There is little in life that could have possibly prepared them for this. With the complications of medical decisions, investigations, media, … Continue reading

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A living, changing, special place

I’ve spent some time pondering, trying to come up with the reason why our garden came to be. In the early weeks after our son Jimmy’s death, my mind was in a fog. Coping daily, trying to run a household … Continue reading

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Star-gazing and Signs

(Posted August 15, 2016) Whether casting our eyes heavenward, or marveling at the thought of a light year or the unfathomable vastness of space, I think we’re all wired to look up for answers. Most of us spend too much … Continue reading

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Heart poems: Adrift

In her blog Heart Poems, counselling therapist Jan Falls shares poems that have touched her deeply.  She writes “A gift is meant to be shared, given away to the larger world. These [poems] are gifts I have received that I … Continue reading

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