Grief and Support

How Will Grief Play a Role in My Dating Life?

How Will Grief Play a Role in My Dating Life?

This blog discusses how to navigate dating and relationships with grief.

October 25, 2021

Navigating Anniversaries After a Loss

Navigating Anniversaries After a Loss

Learn about how loss impacts how we celebrate or don't celebrate anniversaries

September 22, 2021

Grief Support in Ontario, a Curated Resource List by Eirene.ca

Grief Support in Ontario, a Curated Resource List by Eirene.ca

Grief support in Ontario is widely available. This page conta...

September 17, 2021

Giving Grief a Voice: How Journaling Helped Me Process Grief

Giving Grief a Voice: How Journaling Helped Me Process Grief

How writing can help manage grief after experiencing a loss. ...

August 31, 2021

Types of grief: The Many Variations of Emotional Response to Loss

Types of grief: The Many Variations of Emotional Response to Loss

Grief is a complex emotional response to loss. It can manifes...

August 26, 2021

Three Ways Anxiety can Strike After a Loss

Three Ways Anxiety can Strike After a Loss

Many people experience heightened anxiety after a loss. Here is our advice on how to help manage death-related an...

August 18, 2021

Caregivers Need Care Too: How To Look After Yourself

Caregivers Need Care Too: How To Look After Yourself

In Canada there is a significant portion of the population who are caregivers, providing “roughly 75 percent of a...

August 3, 2021

True or False: Navigating Spirituality and Religion in the Face of Death

True or False: Navigating Spirituality and Religion in the Face of Death

When faced with death, whether it’s the loss of a loved one o...

July 21, 2021

The Cost of Being a Caregiver: Seen and Unseen Costs of Caring for Loved Ones

The Cost of Being a Caregiver: Seen and Unseen Costs of Caring for Loved Ones

How caring for your loved ones can sometimes come with unfore...

June 29, 2021

What to Say to Someone Who’s Lost a Loved One

What to Say to Someone Who’s Lost a Loved One

Knowing what to say to someone to comfort them after a loss can be challenging, that's why we asked what you shou...

June 23, 2021

When You’re Grief-Adjacent: How to Support A Friend Through the Death of a Loved One

When You’re Grief-Adjacent: How to Support A Friend Through the Death of a Loved One

While there are of course no “rules” and what works for one g...

June 8, 2021

Resources and Tips on How To Talk To Kids About Death

Resources and Tips on How To Talk To Kids About Death

Children will likely ask many questions and sometimes the same questions over and over again. It’s best to answer...

June 1, 2021

What it’s Like Returning to Work After a Loss

What it’s Like Returning to Work After a Loss

Returning to work after the loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult parts of the grieving process.

May 19, 2021

The Weight of our Worth: Measuring the Merits of a Life after Loss

The Weight of our Worth: Measuring the Merits of a Life after Loss

In this blog, we discuss how oftentimes we stigmatize death w...

May 11, 2021

8 Questions Children May Ask About Death and Dying (And How to Answer)

8 Questions Children May Ask About Death and Dying (And How to Answer)

Tips and tricks when answering the questions that may come up...

April 29, 2021

‘I Still Feel Guilty’ - Here’s How (and Why) Grief Can Harbour Guilt

‘I Still Feel Guilty’ - Here’s How (and Why) Grief Can Harbour Guilt

As it turns out, grief and guilt go hand-in-hand almost as mu...

April 28, 2021

What the Grief: How To Be With Our Own Grief

What the Grief: How To Be With Our Own Grief

We want grief to follow a timeline, which is basically the opposite of what it actually does. The more we underst...

April 20, 2021

Grieving the Death of a Beloved Pet: Why We Should Take Pet Loss Seriously

Grieving the Death of a Beloved Pet: Why We Should Take Pet Loss Seriously

The grief felt for a pet's death can be just as strong and pa...

March 31, 2021

How to Set Boundaries When You’re Grieving (for yourself and for your friends)

How to Set Boundaries When You’re Grieving (for yourself and for your friends)

How to Set Boundaries When You’re Grieving (for yourself and ...

March 31, 2021

The Impact of Practicing Dying Every Day: A Healthy Exercise

The Impact of Practicing Dying Every Day: A Healthy Exercise

The truth is, there are so few things in life that are guaran...

March 24, 2021

Overcoming Death Denial with Loved Ones: How To Talk About Death

Overcoming Death Denial with Loved Ones: How To Talk About Death

We currently live in a society that denies death, meaning we ...

March 19, 2021

What it’s Like to Lose a Parent in Your Early 20s

What it’s Like to Lose a Parent in Your Early 20s

We are never really prepared for what life brings us, especially when it comes to death, but what if we simply ha...

March 17, 2021

How Death & Dinner Go Together: Talking About Death Means Talking About Life

How Death & Dinner Go Together: Talking About Death Means Talking About Life

What is Death over Dinner and how can it help you come to ter...

February 18, 2021

Let’s Talk About Death & Dying, Baby - What is the Positive Death Movement?

Let’s Talk About Death & Dying, Baby - What is the Positive Death Movement?

At the core of the positive death movement is the commitment ...

February 17, 2021

How Funerals and Grief are Changing During a Pandemic

How Funerals and Grief are Changing During a Pandemic

As many are faced with what to do when we can’t gather, not only are mourners dealing with death, but also not be...

February 15, 2021

3 Ways to Deal with the Impending Loss of a Loved One

3 Ways to Deal with the Impending Loss of a Loved One

Death from something as profound and long-lasting as a terminal illness can be a slow process: something gradual,...

February 12, 2021

How Art Therapy Helps Process Grief, Loss and Manage Symptoms

How Art Therapy Helps Process Grief, Loss and Manage Symptoms

There are numerous forms of therapy to help you move forward ...

February 10, 2021

How Teachers Can Talk to Children About Death and Grief

How Teachers Can Talk to Children About Death and Grief

If you're a teacher, it's important to learn how to talk to your students about death and grief. This guide will ...

February 1, 2021

Family Heirlooms: Let Them Go or Cherish as a Treasured Keepsake?

Family Heirlooms: Let Them Go or Cherish as a Treasured Keepsake?

Here is a great guide to managing family heirlooms when a lov...

January 18, 2021

What is the Pan-Death Movement? The 7 Stages of a Pan-Death Process

What is the Pan-Death Movement? The 7 Stages of a Pan-Death Process

Pan-death has been renamed DWENA which stands for Deathcare, ...

January 11, 2021

Managing the Grief Process: A Deep Dive into Sudden Temporary Upsurge of Grief

Managing the Grief Process: A Deep Dive into Sudden Temporary Upsurge of Grief

Everyone’s grieving process is different, and truthfully, the...

December 7, 2020

How to Say Goodbye to a Senior Loved One and Prepare for Goodbye

How to Say Goodbye to a Senior Loved One and Prepare for Goodbye

End of life discussions are not easy. As challenging as it ma...

December 1, 2020

What is Grief? Demystifying Common Myths Associated with Coping with Loss

What is Grief? Demystifying Common Myths Associated with Coping with Loss

There is no “one size fits all” way to cope with loss. In thi...

November 9, 2020

Expressing Love and Comfort to a Dying Loved One: How to Have Meaningful Discussions

Expressing Love and Comfort to a Dying Loved One: How to Have Meaningful Discussions

When discussing the end of life with your loved one, try and ...

November 3, 2020

Debunking the Stages of Grief: Why the Five Stages of Grief Don't Exist

Debunking the Stages of Grief: Why the Five Stages of Grief Don't Exist

Grief is a complex creature and there isn’t a one-size-fits-a...

October 29, 2020

8 Ways to Process Grief During the Pandemic: A Helpful Guide to Taking Care of Yourself through COVID-19

8 Ways to Process Grief During the Pandemic: A Helpful Guide to Taking Care of Yourself through COVID-19

For bette...

August 17, 2020

What to Say to a Grieving Friend (when you don’t know what to say)

What to Say to a Grieving Friend (when you don’t know what to say)

Here are some ways you can be supportive or present for those...

July 15, 2020