Shelby Forsythia · 1 May 2022
Whether your grieving friend lost their mom or is a grieving mom, there are many meaningful ways to comfort them. At Grief Coach, we love a simple text! Sending a text message is a quick, easy way to show your grieving friend you care about them on Mother's Day.
Shelby Forsythia · 24 February 2022
As you support families through your organization's bereavement program, consider incorporating Help Texts text messages as a part of your outreach. Here's why: 1. We offer personalized texts for sudden, traumatic deaths like the ones many of your donor families faced. 2. We help your donor families cope and make meaning. 3. We help donor families feel less alone by texting their supporters too! 4. We save you time and postage by texting donor families reminders of your organization's events. 5. We strengthen your relationship and reputation with donor families, so they see the process of donation as positive and worthwhile.
Shelby Forsythia · 22 February 2022
Crystal Cannon Flores is an end-of-life doula who chose to pursue death care after being a caregiver for both of her parents. She says, "I confidently and wholeheartedly recommend Grief Coach to my clients because grieving is complicated and unique for each individual. Grief Coach teaches us how to support each other, how to speak to the grieving person, how to honor the departed and how to normalize the process—what a gift!"
Shelby Forsythia · 14 February 2022
Valentine's Day—a holiday devoted to the celebration of love and romance—can feel like a sucker punch to grievers. We asked Grief Coach affiliates, "In this season that celebrates love, what's one way someone showed you love after a loss?"
Shelby Forsythia · 19 January 2022
Dr. Wyatt is looking forward to sharing Grief Coach with people, especially those supporting grievers. She says, "I value the fact that Grief Coach allows each person grieving to name supporters who will also receive text messages. Many times I see friends and loved ones who have the best intentions of offering ongoing support to the griever, but day-to-day life gets in the way and they simply don't remember important anniversaries and occasions."
Shelby Forsythia · 14 January 2022
Amy personally receives Grief Coach texts and knows the value of having simple, easy access to help after a loss. She says: "Support is critical to our healing journey and it can take many forms. The more we can make getting support easy for those grieving the more likely people are to take advantage of it."
Shelby Forsythia · 12 January 2022
When it comes to being a Grief Coach affiliate, Ohlemiller says, “In a world of constantly evolving technology, I was so encouraged to hear about this text-based service offering grief support that is tailored to each person’s grief experience.” And no matter how long it’s been since your loved one died, Ohlemiller knows the value of ongoing support: “Grief Coach gives both new and experienced grieving hearts reminders, tips, and education to help support continued healing and hope. It makes grief feel survivable, especially when you feel like you have no one to talk to after a loss.”
Shelby Forsythia · 4 January 2022
Educator's Heart Consulting uses emotional management strategies and trauma-informed teaching to help educators support their students, especially those who are at-risk, underprivileged, and under-resourced. Founder Cathy Peters also reminds teachers to tend to themselves through self-care, which is important now more than ever.
Shelby Forsythia · 16 December 2021
For many grieving people, the holiday season is a far cry from “the most wonderful time of the year.” The seemingly never-ending stream of parties, parades, and to-dos can make it harder than usual to set aside time to honor your grief.
Beccah O'Brien · 10 November 2021
Happy Holidays! Or are they? The holiday season is filled with twinkling lights and cheerful music, but this may not be reflective of how your grieving loved one is feeling. In fact watching people planning social gatherings and family parties may make your loved one painfully aware that someone who used to be part of their celebrations, is no longer here. It is normal to feel helpless when you’re trying to support someone who is grieving during the holiday season. We hope these 5 tips will help!