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If you are grieving a death and think a support group might be for you, please contact us at 269.983.2707. We’re always here and available to listen. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram  for more grief content, and you can always find us at lorysplace.org
 

 

Grief Healing Newsletter

I Don’t Know What I Need
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Jun 12, 2024

I Don’t Know What I Need

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Put It on Paper
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May 16, 2024

Put It on Paper

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Nature & Grief
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Apr 18, 2024

Nature & Grief

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Aging and Grief
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Apr 18, 2024

Aging and Grief

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Grief and Change
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Apr 18, 2024

Grief and Change

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Grief and the New Year
By: Lory's Place
Jan 17, 2024

Many who are grieving approach the holidays as something to survive, endure or get through regardless of where you are on your grief journey.

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Christmas, Grief, and The New Year
By: Lory's Place
Dec 20, 2023

How do we allow ourselves to grieve our loss while others around us may be celebrating? We may have friends and family expecting us to participate and be present in certain Holiday events or traditions.

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The Holidays Are Coming
By: Lory's Place
Nov 28, 2023

Many people are excited about the fall season and the approaching holidays. However, with the change of season and the holidays swiftly approaching, many who are grieving are finding it difficult to prepare for the holidays.

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Grief triggers during Halloween
By: Lory's Place
Oct 16, 2023

The fall season brings football, cooler temperatures and pumpkin spice lattes, along with pumpkin carving contests, costume parties, trick-or-treating, and all the decorations that accompany Halloween.

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Music and Grief
By: Lory's Place
Sep 12, 2023

When we are struggling in our grief, music can lift us up, take us out of our current mood and distract from the overwhelming grief you may be experiencing.

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Things to Say or Do for a Grieving Person
By: Lory's Place
Aug 31, 2023

It can be difficult to find the right words or know what to do when someone is grieving but being honest and allowing them to be heard is a good start.

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Summertime and Grief
By: Lory's Place
Jul 19, 2023

Summer looks enjoyable for everyone, except for you. Have you felt this way? Enjoying yourself doesn’t mean you are not grieving. Healing begins with taking care yourself and your needs too.

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Spring, a time to reflect!
By: Lory's Place
Apr 20, 2023

Spring can be a time of reflection. It’s a time to look ahead to what is most important in our lives as we reflect on where we have been.

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Removing the mask
By: Lory's Place
Mar 13, 2023

Have you been unable to express your true feeling? Remember, an important part of the grief healing journey is to get those emotions out of you.

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How to cope with grief on Valentine's Day
By: Lory's Place
Feb 06, 2023

February is full of love reminders. Whether you’re into Valentine’s Day or not, it is another holiday we must navigate through on the grief journey. As is true with all holidays, make a plan that feels right to you. And doing nothing is a plan.

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Dealing with grief in the new year
By: Lory's Place
Jan 17, 2023

You have survived the holidays. The passage of time with the ringing in of a new year can sometimes highlight all that we have lost and are grieving. For some this may feel like a huge milestone or a new beginning. It may call attention to the fact that no new memories will be made with our loved ones who have died.

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Holidays and Grief
By: Lory's Place
Dec 13, 2022

Grieving is a painful and difficult process no matter what time of year it is. However, as the holidays approach it can become even more difficult. Surround yourself with understanding, supportive friends or family members. You may also decide to spend the day alone.

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Grief at Thanksgiving: Gratitude with a Grain of Salt
By: Lory's Place
Nov 14, 2022

Thanksgiving can be an especially difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one. The warm emotions associated with it can be in direct conflict with their actual reality. So, it is important for anyone grieving to give themselves the space they think they need this Thanksgiving to navigate it in their own way. One way could be to take breaks, take extra care of yourself, and seek out the support you need.

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A good Support System
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Oct 20, 2022

A solid support network is vital for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Find those people who will walk alongside you, accept and care for you wherever you are on your journey.

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Self-care

What is self-care?
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Sep 21, 2022

Self-care is something one often forgets about when dealing with life. But it is imperative to take care of one's self mentally, physically and emotionally in order to be able to maintain healthy relationships with others.

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Re-Creation
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Aug 19, 2022

Take time to re-create yourself while engaging in healthy mourning. Participate in activities that bring you joy and know that you shouldn't feel guilty feeling joy while mourning.

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Honoring Your Person
By: Lory's Place
Jun 22, 2022

Greif and the healing journey are unique to each person. A woman recently ran the Loyr's Place 5k not only for her own health but to honor the memory of her recently deceased husband. It was part of her unique way to honor her person.

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One minute of courage
By: Lory's Place
May 16, 2022

There is no set time to grieve the death of someone you love. Taking each feeling minute by minute is all anyone can do to process and work through grief healing. Creating moments of remembrance can help on your grief journey.

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Don't ignore your check engine light
By: Lory's Place
May 16, 2022

When someone you love dies, it is important to remember to take care of your mind, body, and soul while you grieve. There are many benefits to making sure that you focus on these areas while you grieve.

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It’s not too late
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Apr 01, 2022

When we are separated from a death, either in distance or in time, many of us think it is simply “too late” to mourn. But nothing could be further from the truth. It’s never too late to grieve. It’s never too late to mourn.

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The New Year and grief
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Mar 14, 2022

If you are grieving in the new year, you may want to skip the typical New Year’s resolutions and instead focus on self-care for your grieving mind, body, and spirit. Simple things like getting good sleep, eating nourishing food, and exercising a little bit each day will help your body and mind support you during loss.

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Climbing a mountain of grief
By: Lory's Place
Mar 14, 2022

Climbing a mountain is accomplished one step at a time, similarly, grief healing is experienced the same way. The main idea, is to not give up on your journey, and to just keep climbing.

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Having resolve in the midst of brokenness
By: Lory's Place
Mar 14, 2022

Grief has a profound impact on all aspects of life. How grief is worked through varies from person to person. Resolve in the wake of working through grief exist and Lory's Place is here to offer support and guidance.

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Home Activities

Here are some creative grief activities for adults, children or families that can be done at home.

Forget Me Not Activity (PDF)

Memory Mask Activity (PDF)

Positive Post-Its Activity (PDF)

Questions from Quarantine Activity (PDF)

Support Chain Activity (PDF)

Wish Keeper Activity (PDF)