April 10, 2020
Stages of Grief-Truth or Myth?

“Stages of Grief” Myth Busted

Do you remember the show on TV where they tested commonly held beliefs about physical science? If they failed to substantiate the claim, they declared the […]
May 1, 2020
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Accept Responsibility for Your Grief Experience

Family and friends are hopefully offering support. You’ve probably enlisted the services of at least a couple professionals to help you. You’re not in this alone. […]
February 22, 2019
Jennifer Hippensteel Author

Grief is a Personal Thing

I’ve learned a lot about grieving in the past 9 years. So much that I have found myself a bit angry at myself from time to […]
September 12, 2019
Ball and Chain

Is Grief a Life Sentence?

The definition of “grief” has been gradually changing throughout the years, and I think it’s caused a lot of confusion. Social media hasn’t helped the situation, […]
January 13, 2020

Maybe True, But Not Helpful!

Kevin, my teacher Kevin became one of my greatest teachers in grief and mourning.  Kevin, in his mid-30’s, married with 5 children 10 and under, was […]
May 7, 2018
God Could Not Be Everywhere, and therefore He Made Mothers: Rudyard Kipling

Mother’s Day without Your Loved One

As the world knows, the Bush family lost their matriarch at the age of 92 this past month. Barbara Bush died on April 17, 2018, and […]
December 10, 2019
dove and hope

Nurturing Healing Hope

To be bereaved is “to suffer loss”, “to be torn apart’”, “to be robbed’”, “to have special needs.” When bereaved, we hope that we will heal. […]
December 4, 2017

Self-Blame: A Daughter’s Journey to Acceptance (Papa, I miss you!)

By Eseandre Otomiewor, December 2, 2017 In the summer of 2014, a tragic incident occurred which shook me to my core. I had just had my […]
November 25, 2018

Self-Confidence and Grief

Self-confidence is a measure of your beliefs about your own judgment, skills and abilities. This belief is not just based on the past or present, but […]
March 15, 2019

Support for a Substance Addiction Death

In 2016 alone, Drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths (66%) involved a prescription or illicit opioid. Unfortunately, there aren’t many of us […]
November 25, 2018

The Fear in Grief

Who doesn’t like a scary movie? Well, for one, me! I admit it. I don’t like the feelings that come from sitting in a theater (or […]
January 31, 2019
Words Have Power

The Power of Words

As humans, we have a gift that no other being on earth seems to possess. We have the ability to assign meaning to everything in our […]