Category: Bereavement

Caring for Our Parents & Lessons Learned

By Guest Blogger Becky Wright I recently received a text from a friend asking about my experience as a “family caregiver.”  Basically, the text read “How did you...

Ways to Remember and Honor Loved Ones Who Passed Away

By Anne Powers We ran this post on TMoM a few years ago, and Anne’s ideas are still wonderful reminders today. For those of you who will be remembering loved ones...

The Best Gift of the Season

By Rachel Hoeing This blog was written by Rachel five years ago, but it is something that we think is worth sharing over and over again. Rachel has said that this gift...

Sadness, Grief, and Depression: There is a Difference

By Guest Blogger Gray Moulton, LMFT, CST Therapist There has been much discussion in the media and in our social groups lately about depression. There is a constant need...

On Loss and Living

By Guest Blogger Tracy Mohr Mrs. T’s note to my Aunt Barbara arrived in our mailbox this summer, addressed in shaky handwriting on a bright teal envelope. I...

What Not To Do

By Rachel Hoeing Last week I read yet another blog about “What Not to Say to Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One.” I have come across numerous blogs like this...

When Life Isn’t Fair

By Guest Blogger Molly Kramer March 18, 2012. Nearly 38 weeks pregnant with our second child, I was frantically packing the hospital bag that I had been putting off for...

How Do We Help Our Children Cope with Loss?

By Rebecca Nagaishi It feels like tragic events are jumping off the pages of our newspapers these past few weeks. Headlines of young drivers and passengers killed in...

Hopeful Holidays – Balancing Grief and Joy

By Guest Blogger Cheri M. Timmons, LCSW (Heartstrings®, Inc.) The holidays are considered a time of excitement and joy. But for families whose lives have changed...

Make Plans to Walk for Remembrance & Hope

By Guest Blogger Annie Vorys, Heartstrings Director of Advancement For the past ten years, hundreds of Triad families have gathered at Triad Park on the second Saturday...