The Grief Help Blog

A Father’s Grief Journey: Embracing Love & Loss, Shadow & Light with Dave Roberts

In the twelfth episode of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast, I interview Dave Roberts, LMSW, author, and founder of Bootsy & Angel Books, LLC, and most importantly, the father of Jeannine, who died of a rare form of cancer when she was 18. Dave supports other grieving parents through his work with The Compassionate Friends, in his private practice, and through writing, speaking, and teaching in the psychology department at Utica College. ... Read More >>

Walking With Our Loved Ones: Mindful Ways to Remember and Stay Connected After Loss With Laurie Cameron

In the eleventh episode of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast, I interview Laurie Cameron, author of The Mindful Day, founder of Purpose Blue, and certified meditation teacher. She shares mindful ways we can navigate the emotions that accompany grief, reconnect with ourselves, and continue to relate to the people in our lives that we mourn. ... Read More >>

7 Tips to Support Grieving Children During the Holidays

Grief during the holidays serves up a perfect storm where joyous memories crash against reality and expectations, something that is especially tough when it’s a child who’s grieving. I know this firsthand. On October 18, 1977, my uncle Doug died by suicide. I was 7 years old. While I don’t remember the specifics of the ... Read More >>

Feeding Our Grief: Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating After Loss with Maria Mora, MS, RD, CEDRD, C-IAYT

Maria Mora, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, shares how we can help our body help itself by giving it the proper nutrition, and how we can use self-compassion to work with an eating disorder or disordered eating during grief.  If you are dealing with an eating disorder or disordered eating, it can be critical that you give your body the food and self-compassion you need to create a solid foundation for healing. ... Read More >>

The HOPE Process: Breath, Body, Belief for Addiction & Grief with Hope Zvara

Hope Zvara has turned her suffering into a mission: Help Others Purposefully Excel by using the three Bs: Breathe, Body, and Belief. After struggling with an eating disorder, and hearing no news a parent should ever hear, Hope turned to yoga and mindfulness to help her through. Learn how she now helps other live their best life. ... Read More >>