Managing Grief

View our collection of articles with information on coping with grief, working through stress and helping children understand emotions during difficult times.


What You Need to Know About Transporting a Deceased Loved One

As we consider our end of life options, many of us find that there is a special place where we would like our body to be buried, such as next to a previously deceased spouse, or in family plot. In today’s very mobile culture, this final resting place may be across town, or across the…

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Holding a Candlelight Vigil

When searching for memorial ideas for d ones, consider organizing and holding a candlelight vigil in their honor.

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Mourn, Then Move On: 5 Ways to Get Through Grief

Your d one is finally laid to rest, but the mourning lingers. The feeling of loss seems to be going nowhere. It hurts. It is painful. You find yourself longing. You wake up in the middle of the night sobbing. There will be moments and memories that will make you vividly remember the person. Seeing…

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Missing A Loved One? Ways to Remember Them at Thanksgiving

Are you feeling awkward celebrating Thanksgiving because a d one has passed away? We have a few ideas on how to celebrate and enjoy Thanksgiving while remembering your d one.

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How to Turn Your Grief Into Generosity

How can you turn grief into good? Even though you might not be able to see the joy when facing loss and grief, we have a few ideas to help you celebrate your d one.

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Digital Death & Memorials: What We Found

With the Internet booming and everyone using social media in place of the phone or in-person communications, we were interested in learning how people communicate about death. What kind of transformation in memorializing d ones might have changed since the nuance of technology? What about communicating the news of their death? We conducted a survey…

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Death in the Family: How to Notify Loved Ones of a Passing

What’s the proper way to notify people when a d one has passed away? Tips for relaying a difficult message.

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Support for Grieving Families: Where to Turn in Your Time of Need

There are many places you can turn in order to find the support you need. Tips for you and d ones should you need support resources.

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Top 10 Coping Methods Used After the Death of a Loved One

We all cope differently when we suffer the loss of a d one. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions — here’s a list to let you konw you’re not alone with those emotions.

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Why We Wear Black to a Funeral

Ever wonder why black is the color of clothing traditionally worn to a funeral? We did, too — and here’s the answer!

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5 Stages of Grief: Is it Just a Myth?

Are the five stages of grief really a myth? You might be curious to find what new studies show.

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Accepting Grief as Part of the Healing Process

How can you accept your grief so that it becomes part of the healing process, rather than avoiding it and allowing it to damage yourself and others?

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