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The Happy App

Happy is a movement grounded in science and psychology committed to building healthy communities rooted in genuine human connection. Loneliness and isolation are cultural epidemics in the US right now. And when we open up about our stories or struggles, we find the courage to live our best lives and can help break down the walls that have everyone feeling so disconnected.

Creating Memorial Albums After Loss

Learn more about how to approach the difficult subject of creating albums in memory of loved ones who have passed for funeral services, memorial services, record keeping and life sharing, and more.

Compassion Books

Finding exceptional books on these topics is what we do best. For more than 25 years,we have been collecting these hard to find materials from hundreds of publishers and making them available. We currently have nearly 400 titles. We keep these materials with us in our our office in the heart of the North Carolina mountains, just 50 miles from Asheville. We strive to ship your order the same day it is placed, whenever possible.

The Widowed Parent

On the site, widowed parents will find guidance based on empirically-based research findings; an encouraging and supportive tone; as well as insights, resources, and a series of videos tailored to the unique experience of widowed parenthood.

It also includes information about our new book, The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life, which chronicles the experiences of the men who joined our first support group while weaving in contemporary views on grief and adaptation (all proceeds go to support our Widowed Parent program).

Srettel Letters

This site is dedicated to my beloved son Neville who I lost suddenly December 29th, 1998. I have decided to keep his memory alive.

Preparing for the Death of a Terminally-Ill Loved One

What to Expect, and How to Help the Entire Family Move Forward.

Symptoms of major depression and complicated grief

It’s common for people to have sadness, pain, anger, bouts of crying, and a depressed mood after a loved one dies. It’s important to know about normal grief responses so that you can know if the bereaved person might be getting worse—going into a major depression.

Guidelines for Helping Grieving Children

A hundred years ago death was much more a natural part of a child’s experience. Grandparents often lived with families, so children witnessed them growing older and dying.

Coping With The Stigma of Grieving an Overdose Death

Some people struggle to understand and communicate their emotions surrounding death and grief. When a loved one dies, they dive into planning services, organizing households or closing finances.

Grief & the Loss of a Pet

Grief upon the loss of a pet is a normal response, and a very individual one. For some people, grieving for a pet who has died may be a more difficult process than grieving for a human loved one.

Grief At Work: A Guide For Employees and Managers

This booklet (PDF) is for anyone affected by loss.