What Not to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

There may come a time in your life when someone close to you experiences a loss, and you will find yourself in a position where you want to comfort them. This is a natural emotion, and kudos to you for wanting to be there and offer support.

However, when trying to comfort someone who is raw with pain, one can quite easily offend, hurt, and possibly make a situation worse by failing to be a good supporter.

How? Well I’m glad you asked.



Stop Bitching About Turning 30

That’s right. I said it.

For me, this year has been full of so many 30th birthdays. It seems that people have this preconceived notion that when you turn 30, you become “old.” Granted my husband teases me that I too will be turning 30 in a few weeks, but I simply reply with:

Bring. It. On.


(Almost) 6 Years Later

Oh August, how I hate thee.

Yes, there are lots of family and friends birthdays to celebrate, but deep down I despise August.


Bereaved Parents of the USA 2015 National Gathering

Next week, I will be presenting my Blogging Your Way Through Grief at the Bereaved Parents of the USA 2015 National Gathering in Hartford, CT. I’ve presented similar presentations in Costa Mesa, CA and Boston, MA, for The Compassionate Friends, but this is my first time being part of the Bereaved Parents of the USA conference. I’m super excited!


Sisters Will Always be Connected by the Heart

I saw this image on Facebook, and felt like it needed to be shared ❤

Side by Side or Miles Apart Sisters Will Always be Connect by the Heart

27 Things That Can Really Help You While You’re Grieving

I love Buzzfeed, and I am totally borrowing one of their more recent posts about grieving, written by Augusts Falletta.

They outlined 27 things that can help with the grieving process; many of which I have done so myself.


Am I Done Grieving?

Right after Jen passed away, I found myself blogging much more frequently; sometimes multiples times a week. Now, almost five years later, I find myself struggling with what to write. I have found myself able to talk about Jen, and not get that lump in my throat. I can hear the name “Jennifer” and not wince. And most importantly, I feel like I can help others.


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