Funeral FAQ: Do I need to wear black?

Funeral FAQ: Do I need to wear black?

Let’s face it. When a loved one has died, thinking about what to wear to the funeral is the last thing you want to worry about. And because most of us don’t attend funerals very often, it’s not uncommon to ask “do I need to wear black?” Black is the colour of mourning...
3 things they don’t tell you about grief

3 things they don’t tell you about grief

There is no ‘normal’ way to grieve and there’s no ‘getting over it’. There are as many ways to grieve as there are people in the world. It is a unique process – everyone’s experience is different and everyone’s experience is valid. Here are three things you should...
Coping with grief, one step at a time

Coping with grief, one step at a time

When you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, it’s difficult to think about almost anything else – even the simplest of tasks. It’s common to feel indecisive. It’s common to feel uneasy. And it’s common to feel like your life will never be the same. But life goes on...
5 ways to comfort a friend who is grieving

5 ways to comfort a friend who is grieving

When a friend is grieving the loss of a loved one, it’s easy to feel helpless. Most of us want to be helpful, but all too often we just don’t know how. We may even end up doing nothing because we feel we don’t know the right things to say and do. Here are some tips to...