Comfort has its limits. One of the reasons it can be so difficult to approach someone who is suffering is that it can bring us face to face with our powerlessness to do anything about pain. We wish we could have control, make it all better, and relieve the pain of the people we care … Read more Helping People Grieve with Compassion
People who experience the loss of a loved one are often tasked with managing life insurance and legal issues, resolving financial paperwork, planning a funeral, and sorting through their loved one’s belongings. All of this often happens while they are in shock or otherwise facing great emotional distress. This is often a time to seek … Read more New Law in Oregon: Your Rights to Bereavement Leave
Sometimes people aren’t very understanding of the pain of grief. They can even be downright insensitive at times. One of the common insensitive phrase I’ve heard in my work as someone who specializes in grief is: “You just need to get over it.” That phrase has to be at least in the top-five all-time most … Read more Good Grief: Before asking how to get over your grief, ask whether you should.