Isn’t mourning the same thing as grief?

In our culture, we use grief and mourning interchangeably. There’s quite a big difference between the two! According to Dr. Alan Wolfelt at the Center for Loss and Life Transition, grief is “the constellation of internal thoughts and feelings we have when someone we love dies.” Mourning is when “you take the grief you haveContinue reading “Isn’t mourning the same thing as grief?”

Make and Take Greenery Workshop

  Join us on Friday, November 22nd at 6:30 pm for this special workshop. We are fortunate to have local artist and designer Lisa Gillespie here to guide us in creating a unique arrangement made from fresh local greens. You can chose to make a centerpiece or saddle style arrangement which will fit over aContinue reading “Make and Take Greenery Workshop”

Meet Cindy Maxted from Mid-Atlantic Mindfulness

I am so excited to welcome Cindy back to southern Maryland for the “Finding and Sharing Peace with Mindfulness” program on Friday, October 18th. If you’ve heard about mindfulness but you’re not sure what it is or how to start practicing it, this program is for you! Consider joining us at the Old Village BarnContinue reading “Meet Cindy Maxted from Mid-Atlantic Mindfulness”

It’s Summertime and Someone is Missing

What comes to mind when you think of summertime? Picnics, road trips, family reunions, a trip to the ocean or lake…or simply a break from normal routines. But for those grieving the loss of a loved one it can feel like the absence of their special person is magnified. Many summertime activities focus on beingContinue reading “It’s Summertime and Someone is Missing”

Experiencing The Loss of a Loved One Who Is Still Alive

A few days ago I posted about dementia on my professional Facebook page. It was evident that this is a topic that affects many people. How can it be that we grieve the loss of someone with dementia while they are still here?? I know from personal and professional experience that this is real-almost surreal.Continue reading “Experiencing The Loss of a Loved One Who Is Still Alive”