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In our blog, we share resources and information that families in our community can use to cope with their loss or better understand their grief. We also write about ways we have been involved in the community. Check out our latest posts below.
A support group can be invaluable to folks in the grip of grief. Here are a few available in Oxford currently or soon: Sponsor: Wright Counseling Group Location: 224 Old Taylor Road Time: Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Curriculum: Wright Counseling Group’s custom program (stages of grief; early days of grief; understanding and coping […]Continue Reading
In the shock of the loss of a loved one, it seems impossible to believe that the world keeps moving. You see people driving along the highway to jobs, classes, ball games, and social events, and you wonder how their worlds could remain so normal while yours has fallen apart. You flinch at the realization that a […]Continue Reading
In the immediate aftermath of a death, some bereaved people turn all their energies to “doing what needs to be done.” Others may be in such shock that they can only say, “I don’t know what to do.” In either case, there’s a world of help that close friends and family members can give. Here […]Continue Reading
It may seem heretical to say it here in the South, but funeral food – that reflexive response to tragic news – can have a downside. Especially in small towns and rural communities, taking sliced ham, deviled eggs (“stuffed” eggs in some locales), potato salad, green-bean casseroles, pimiento cheese sandwiches, pecan pie, and the like […]Continue Reading
Even with the best of intentions, it’s easy to say something that could be unhelpful – or even downright hurtful – to people who are grieving. Nancy Guthrie’s book, What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts), offers some safe ground. Her insights come from being that grieving person […]Continue Reading