What I learned From My Dad’s Death

By July 3, 2018

On September 1, 2012, I woke up feeling empowered and excited, as it was the last weekend before my first year of University. I had been looking forward to University for a few years now, and I couldn’t believe the time had come. It was a beautiful morning, crisp fresh air, birds chirping, while I… Read more »

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 »