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Grief

Grief is the natural reaction to loss. It will be unique to you, depending on your own personality and circumstances.

Classes & Events

The Nature of Grief

Support Groups

Eau Claire, WI
10/03/2019
5-6 p.m.

The Nature of Grief

Support Groups

Bloomer, WI
10/08/2019
5-6 p.m.
Chippewa Falls, WI
10/09/2019
1:30-3 p.m.

Journey Through Grief

Support Groups

Fairmont, MN
10/24/2019
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Journey Through Grief

Support Groups

Mankato, MN
10/30/2019
10 a.m.-noon

Creative Grief Workshop for Kids

Youth & Family Programs

Eau Claire, WI
11/06/2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
11/20/2019
6-7:30 p.m.
North Mankato, MN
12/04/2019
1:30-3 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m.

From The Blog

Seeking support when grieving

Grief often means change and loss for the way things were. If you have experienced the death of a loved one, this is the hardest kind of grief and change to work through.

August 20, 2019

The space in between grief and growth

Growth is never easy, and it almost always requires pain along with joy. It is in the space between joy and sorrow that our hearts are strengthened and our bonds renewed.

April 5, 2018

The nature of grief: Lessons in loss and life

In the past several years, my family and I have watched many changes take place in our neighborhood. Most significantly, the road outside our house needed to be replaced. With the death of a loved one, we often face a similar change in landscape.

June 9, 2017

Art to heal the human heart

Time can be hard to measure. We often measure our lives in the tasks and accomplishments of everyday life — a pace of business, providing us with momentum and a feeling of control. In between the noise of the day, quiet moments remind us of those we love and what we have lost.

September 28, 2016

What is normal when I'm grieving?

Grief is a normal process of adapting that everyone moves through differently. There's no right or wrong way to do it. Know what's normal and when to get help.

June 30, 2016

Grief During the Holidays: Finding Hope

The holiday season can be one of the most difficult times of the year when you have experienced the death of someone you love. Holidays — a time of family togetherness, traditions, joy and thankfulness — can suddenly bring sadness, loss and a feeling of emptiness. It’s a time when your senses are confronted with sights, sounds and smells that can trigger memories of the past, resulting in a renewed sense of personal grief.

December 24, 2015