The holiday season, with its myriad winter celebrations, is a time for family, traditions, and joy. Yet, we often shy away from difficult conversations, fearing they might cast a shadow over our festivities.
The final chapters of one’s life are profound and delicate. We want to help you navigate this most precious season of life.
My Grandma was a strong-willed, independent and passionate human being. She loved her family unconditionally. At almost 99 years old she lived alone and cared for herself. I would pop in and check on her and she would reassure me of her independence and ability to care for herself. I remember looking at a blood […]
Written By : Jackie Zinkgraf When you or a loved one is faced with a terminal illness it feels like the world is sinking beneath your feet. It seems like nothing is going right and no one is there to help. You feel a plethora of feelings surface, both emotionally and physically. Hospice is something […]
Children’s feelings of grief are complex. Many explanations commonly used to discuss death with children actually serve to confuse them. Fear for the lives of other family members or their own life is common. Do not use the word “sleep” when describing death. Children should be given simple, honest answers as to what is happening. […]
You may find yourself busy immediately following your loved one’s death. It is important during this time to take things slowly and enlist the help of friends and family. You can expect to experience grief for a long time. Be prepared for the possibility of unexpected feelings of bereavement months and even years after your […]