The Stars Will Still Be There by Nicola Nuttall

Nicola and Mark Nuttall’s 18-year-old daughter Laura found out she had only 12 months to live, following a diagnosis of the most aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme. This diagnosis changed the family forever. But while they struggled to adjust and searched for new treatments, Laura made a decision: she would live her life … Read more

It’s OK That You’re Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand

In It’s OK That You’re Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides―as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner―Megan writes with deep … Read more

Grief is Healing In Motion

In this excerpt from Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home, Toko-pa Turner explores how grief is more than an expression of pain. Grief is our inner acknowledgement of what we value, a way of paying honour to what it dear to us, healing us, and ultimately freeing up a greater capacity to love. Read more here. Tags … Read more

Circle of Mothers – Healing, Empowering, Fellowship

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, created the Circle of Mothers as a way to empower women. The purpose of the Circle of Mothers is to bring together mothers who have lost children or family members due to senseless gun violence for the purpose of healing, empowerment, and fellowship towards the larger aim of community … Read more

Death of a Loved One: The Year of Firsts

This winter, my very close friend lost her mom. She and her siblings were very close to their mother and so the loss of her mother was significant. I knew the feeling of losing a parent. Going through the death of a parent is a difficult process, but I also knew that it wasn’t over.

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