Entries by Navigating Grief

Thurston County Medical Equipment Bank

Thurston County Medical Equipment Bank Fact Sheet For information, please contact Mike Kelly at (360) 456-8810 or Rick Crawford at (360) 586-3590 The Medical Equipment Bank (MEB) was founded during the early 1980s by various workers in senior related programs acquiring used wheelchairs and other assist equipment. After gradually collecting these items they began building […]

Grief in Time

Counting Days, Weeks, Months and Years of Grief Time is one of the most difficult concepts of sorting through “what’s normal?” in grief. Words like “move on,” “get over it,” and “it’s been long enough now,” often come as unwanted advice related to the speaker’s sense of grief in time. For the bereaved, time is […]

Through the Grief Lens

When Grief Collides With Holiday Stress Your loss, as  a caregiver or after a death,  impacts every tradition, activity and thought this time of year. You are understandably seeing your holidays through the grief lens – who’s missing, what doesn’t work, the people who don’t get it, fatigue, gratitude, deep emptiness, putting on a mask […]

Wake up! It’s Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos Celebrates Life Each year on November 1 and 2 a cultural traditional brings families together in a festival of honor. These are the Day of the Dead: Día de los Innocetes (innocents, children) and Día de los Muertos (deceased, adults). The primarily Mexican and Latin American ritual is steeped in history. […]

How to STOP Breathing

STOP! Really. S-T-O-P. Stop. Take three breaths and smile. Observe, bring awareness into your surroundings and being. Proceed with kindness. This advice from author Rudolph E. Tanzi, Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being, just might change your life. Breathe. Being present. Gratitude. Mindfulness. These buzz […]