Grieving through the seasons

Grieving through the seasons

Audrey Stringer is a long-time workshop facilitator and friend of Threads of Life. Family members will remember meeting her at various Family Forums, where she leads sessions on grief and healing. This poem reflects her own grief journey and her unique voice. In the...
Surviving the Season

Surviving the Season

Despite the happy holiday signs we see all around us at this time of year, we remember that this is often a sad time for so many people. Maybe expectations at home and work are piling up. There could be financial pressure to buy into the holidays. Maybe an unexpected...
5 Common Threads for Grieving Siblings

5 Common Threads for Grieving Siblings

As a sister grieving the death of my younger brother to injuries he sustained on the job, I’ve spent a significant amount of time reflecting on sibling relationships – in all of their complexities – while I continue to learn how to live through and carry my own loss....
Never Given the Chance to Miss Him

Never Given the Chance to Miss Him

When I was four years old, my father died while at his workplace. He was a field engineer on a construction site. One Friday afternoon while marking lines, he was asked to help brace a wall in the elevator shaft. He and his apprentice Mark went to assist their...