How Positive Affirmations Can Help The Grieving Process

Losing a loved one is one of the most significant and stressful life events that all humans must experience. Navigating grief will be different for each person but it can be really helpful to validate the sadness before trying to move through it. Affirmations are a helpful tool for dealing with the intense feelings of […]

Grief & the holidays meditation series

Thank you to everyone who joined us at O’Connell Family Funeral Homes for this guided meditation series, lead by Chantal Doriott of Mindful Way Coaching. We’d like to provide you with access to these resources throughout the month so you could do these meditations each day if you wish. Sadness during the holidays Easing Grief […]

Grief and the holidays, with Kathy Helgeson, certified funeral celebrant

Listen to our latest Good Grief podcast where we talk to Kathy Helgeson, a certified funeral celebrant at OCFH, about the intricacies of dealing with grief over the holidays. Links mentioned in this podcast:   Meet Kathy https://oconnellfuneralhomes.com/about-us/kathleen-helgeson/   12 questions for the holidays https://bit.ly/12_Questions_PDF   6 needs of mourning – Alan Wolfelt https://www.funeralbasics.org/the-6-needs-of-mourning/   5-days […]

Grief resources & new podcast

  Good Grief Podcast Listen to the latest podcast from Mike O’Connell How funerals and grieving are different during COVID-19, as well as reflective suggestions for grieving families.           Reflective Suggestions for Grieving Families During the COVID-19 Crisis. Download the free PDF resource from Grief Therapist Kelly Grosklags, @CWKHeals  

Helpful advice for grieving during the Holiday season

Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone you used to share those moments with has died, managing grief during the holiday season can be particularly challenging. Mental and physical preparation are your best tools for managing the feelings that may accompany holidays. While family members, particularly children, may want things to be as they’ve […]