Why Exciting Transitions Can Also Cause Sadness

By April 12, 2018

The Grief Recovery Institute defines grief as the conflicting feelings caused by the end or change in a familiar pattern of behavior. Conflicting feelings may include feeling sadness, anger, and relief at the same time, or any variation of emotion. When I first read this definition of grief, it resonated with several changes I have… Read more »

Supporting Teens Through Loss

By January 25, 2018

One of life’s inevitable experiences is loss. What happens when a teen experiences the death of a parent, grand-parent, sibling, or friend? Or their parents divorce? Or their dog dies? Or they fail a class or get cut from the volleyball team? It is incredibly important for teens to know where to reach out for… Read more »

The Powerful Impact of Teaching Children How to Deal With Grief

By October 26, 2017

They say that it takes a village to raise a child. Parents, extended family members, family friends, neighbours, caregivers, teachers, and many others, influence a child’s overall social, emotional, and psychological growth. As a community, it is our responsibility to teach our children effective life skills that will benefit them over their lifetime. When it… Read more »