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Hi Honey Letters
Hi Honey Letters is the collection of letters I wrote to my husband almost every day for six years following his death. I was widowed at 36, left alone to raise our three children who were 5, 2, and 5 months. My letters are a one-sided conversation that captures, in intimate detail, the aftermath of overwhelming loss. The letters describe the daily battles with our children, my shortcomings as a single parent, my fears, our firsts, our celebrations, the diagnosis of my potentially fatal aortic anomaly, our collective pain, our redefinition as a family, and how we learn to exist in our new world and find joy in it again. This is not a "How To" guide. It is a "How I" guide; one which has proven helpful to me in the healing process and one I hope will be helpful to others who have loved and lost.
The Happy App
Emotional support through genuine human connection is one of the most important sources of wellbeing --- and a necessary condition for our overall health, especially when we are experiencing loss. Happy was created to ensure that no matter what, everyone have instant access to the empathy and encouragement they deserve to be their healthiest, happiest selves at home, at work and in the world. Their app allows you to receive emotional support on-demand, over the phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 100% confidential from vetted Support Givers who have been hand-picked for their exceptional abilities to provide emotional support. Give them a try and get your first call FREE! .
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.
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).
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.