Grief During the Holidays: Some Tips

| By Meredith Ford

The winter holidays are generally perceived as “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for those who are facing grief after the death of a loved one, the holidays may instead be a time filled with pain and sadness. Even those for whom grief is not as fresh, the holidays may serve as an […]

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Join A Grief Support Group

| By Meredith Ford

Openings for upcoming Healing Journeys grief support groups in Tucson! Casa de la Luz has openings for our Healing Journeys eight-week structured groups beginning the first week in October.  These groups offer support, connection and education. Participants will utilize the book, Understanding Your Grief, by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt (books provided by Casa de la Luz).  A […]

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Ways to Remember Your Father for Father’s Day

| By Meredith Ford

This post was excerpted from Hospice Foundation of America’s handout, Grieving the Loss of a Father – On Father’s Day Take part in an activity that your father would appreciate. Go to a location that holds special memories of him. Remember your father with a special meal. Was there a tradition that he especially enjoyed […]

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Casa de la Luz Summer Grief Support Groups

| By Meredith Ford

Grief support groups can offer individuals a safe space to understand their grief, learn coping strategies, and share their feelings with others who are also experiencing a loss. Casa de la Luz is currently forming support groups for the summer. Multiple times are available. Registration is required. All support groups are open to the community […]

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Three Ways to Remember Mom for Mother’s Day

| By Meredith Ford

When it comes to grief, holidays can be especially hard days. With the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday, we know some of you may be struggling as you remember Mom.  Below is a list of ideas for channeling your grief and memories into crafts that will help you honor her memory this Mother’s Day. 1. Mom’s […]

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Links We Like: April 17, 2015

| By Meredith Ford

This week’s link comes from our bereavement coordinator, who found an interesting and engaging TEDx Talk about living with grief and moving beyond the idea of closure. Watch the video: Beyond Closure

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