Speaking to Children About Death
February 3, 2020
Death is an inevitable part of life, but speaking about this topic can be challenging, especially when talking to children. Here are some tips on how to speak to your child about death in a comforting, honest, and supportive way.
Use Clear Language
When breaking the news to a child that someone has died, be sure to use clear, simple language. Often as adults, we tend to use the euphemisms “passed away” or “lost,” but these words can confuse or even mislead children. They may think their...
Grief and Creativity
January 7, 2020
Grief is an unavoidable and natural part of the human experience. We will all lose someone we love at some point, and we will all experience and express our grief in our own unique way. While the lifelong journey of bereavement can feel agonizing and even debilitating at times, it can also be an opportunity for growth and discovery. Incorporating creative activities during our grieving process can be both restorative and inspiring.
Caregiving During The Holidays
December 5, 2019
For many, the holiday season is a time of joy and lightheartedness, a time to spend with family and celebrate cherished traditions. But for those caring for a loved one, the holidays can be a time of added stress and frustration. Whether you are caring for an aging parent, a spouse, or even a child, here are a few tips to make the holiday season less trying and more enjoyable.
The Holiday Blues
Caregiving comes with significant responsibilities and is often a full time job. During the holidays, when decorations must be set up, extra cooking needs to be done, a...
Supporting Employees Dealing With Loss
November 5, 2019
When a loved one passes away, life seems to go on hold as we make funeral arrangements, notify friends and family members, and begin our grieving process. But how do you find a balance between life and work during this time? Fortunately, employers can create bereavement leave policies to give employees ample time to attend to both their personal matters and their own grief.
What is Bereavement Leave?
When we experience loss, the most important thing we should be thinking about is how to properly mourn and honor the deceased’s life. Bereavement leave allo...