7th Annual Semicolon Tattoo Event
You are invited to join the Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline at Resurrected Tattoo (610 N Orchard St, Boise, ID 83706)
for their 7th Annual Semicolon Tattoo Event, on Saturday, September 10th , from 12:00 PM MDT – 9:00 PM MDT.
The Semicolon symbolizes "The Decision to Continue our Story." Get a "';" tattoo for only $50 to support a great cause, raise awareness, and meet some great people in the process! Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline is the only statewide 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline in Idaho. ICSH is a resource for anyone in Idaho experiencing a suicidal or other type of crisis. They accept calls, texts, or chat communications without regard
to age, disability, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin. Please share with
your friends and family, and invite everyone to participate. If you or a loved one need to talk, call ICSH now.
You don't have to be suicidal to call. Someone is always here for you on the other end of the line.
Call or text 988, or visit www.idahocrisis.org to chat online.
The Death Café Boise
Friday, September 16, 2022, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
True North Yoga, 1512 N 10th St, Boise, ID 83702
The Death Café Boise has been providing an opportunity for an open conversation about death since 2014
with facilitators guiding the process. Join the conversation and please bring your curiosity, your interest, and your experiences. All are welcome and invited to participate! These events are free to attend and no registration is required. The next Death Café Boise event will be on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at
True North Yoga, 1512 N 10th St, Boise, ID 83702. Cookies and tea will be served! Please park on the streets where allowed or for free and ease at Longfellow Elementary School between 9th & 10th on Sherman.
Bring a camp chair if you wish or you can borrow a cushion or blanket to sit on the floor of the yoga studio.
For more in the international Death Café movement visit www.deathcafe.com
For specific questions, contact the facilitator of this event by emailing them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
KYMfest 2022 - This Saturday, August 6, 2022
We hope all you locals in the Treasure Valley can join us for the FREE 'KindYourMind' Festival is
Saturday, August 6th at Lakeview Park in Nampa, Idaho, from 11am-7pm.
Our founder Sara Cobb will be there representing My Grief Connection at our information booth.
Spread the word to your family and friends about this awesome community event, and stop by the
My Grief Connection booth to say hello!!!
All are welcome to join this community centered, free family event, KYMfest brings our community in and
human service resources together. KYMfest partners with those who view human beings as naturally kind
and connected and are working to shift toxic norms and create better ways of being. The festival hosts
workshops, demonstrations, speakers, music, performances, vendors, food and activities for all ages.
This event brings together family-oriented resources in the Treasure Valley that aim to reduce violence,
heal trauma, and support people through life transitions.
To keep up to date on information about this event, visit: https://kymfest.com/
and follow @kindyourmind on Instagram and For You Network on Facebook.
Widow Empowerment Event
September 23 - 25, 2022, in Scottsdale, Arizona
Early Bird General Registration is now open for the Modern Widows Club's Widow Empowerment Event!
Join them September 23 to 25, 2022, in Scottsdale, Arizona for their remarkable, one-of-a-kind
event for widows and daughters of widows. At WEE 2022 Scottsdale you’ll find HOPE as you
spend time with an understanding community and our dynamic, powerful speakers. You’ll have
opportunities to HEAL through education, resources, and activities that also give you the chance
to GROW and find purpose. And you’ll learn more about how to LEAD in the future of widowhood.
Over the course of our extraordinary weekend you’ll connect with resilient role models in a safe,
trusted community, and can expect to gain:
- Friendship and inspiration from hundreds of wise women who are walking this path with you
- Knowledge, leadership, education, and guidance to empower your important decisions
- Confidence to journey from grief to growth
- Honest and healthy conversations to help you discover joy again
- Affirmations of areas of excelling and areas that need focus
- Framework and resources to reconstruct your life with meaning, purpose, and strength
- Hope for you and your family’s future
-Peace of mind that you are not alone
To sign up, visit www.modernwidowsclub.org and then “Register for WEE 2022 Scottsdale.”
Finding Hope: A FREE event for Survivors of Suicide Loss
Journey Thru Grief & Hope Haven Counseling are hosting this amazing event at
Opportunity Presbyterian Church (202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA, 99206).
April 9, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST. There will be guest speakers, a planting craft,
lunch will be provided, and Isaac the Comfort Dog will be there.
Please register at: Https://findinghopesurvivorsofsuicideloss.eventbrite.com
Surviving the Holidays Without You - Facebook LIVE Replay
Join My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb, and Ashley Jackson, author and caregiver
advocate of Timeless Dream Events on Facebook LIVE replay as they discuss what the holidays
look like for those who may have lost a loved one. This is for all those who need a bit of
encouragement as we dive into the holiday season!
They discuss different ways to cope, realizing that we all grieve differently.
They talk about ways to just getting through the holidays in one piece and with some peace of mind!
Follow them both on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/timelessdreamevents & www.facebook.com/mygriefconnection
Camp Because Kids Grieve (BKG)
August 6-8, 2021
What is Camp BKG? Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief,
learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Additional services are offered to support the whole family outside of the camp weekend. The retreat weekend will help bereaved youth share their grief experiences in creative ways through art projects, time to talk and share, outdoor games and challenge courses, participate in memorial activities and even share a campfire experience! The 2021 Camp BKG will be held on August 6-8, 2021 at the Trinity Pines Camp & Conference Center in Cascade, Idaho. Transportation for campers will be provided by Because Kids Grieve from their designated drop off and pick up sites. Camp is FREE to all campers through generous support and donations from local corporations and other area organizations. Parents or guardians must complete an application for each child or teen who would like to attend. Applications are accepted until all available spaces are filled. Space is limited, so we encourage you to return the completed application as soon as possible. Please note that any camper who has attended camp in the past will
be considered after all spaces are offered to new campers.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2021 CAMP BKG IS July 15, 2021.
For more information about Camp BKG, please contact the
Because Kids Grieve at email@example.com.
Registration questions can be left on their message line at 208-352-2994.
Register at: https://becausekidsgrieve.org/what-is-camp-erin
Instagram LIVE Event: Conscious Grief
Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM MST/3:00 PM EST on IGTV @my_grief_connection
Join My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb as she speaks with Tara Nash, Spiritual Psychologist,
Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and host of the upcoming Conscious Grief Series. Tara will give us a sneak peak of
what the series sessions will cover! Tara will share about the death of her father from a sudden heart attack
when she was 9 years old and her mother's death from breast cancer when she was 21 years old.
Surprisingly, no therapist or coach ever attributed her struggles to grief. These experiences have inspired
Tara to uncover the mysteries and misidentifications of grief and now she has a passion to share the
gifts of grief and why feeling pain can be our super power!
The FREE Conscious Grief Series: How to Navigate Through Grief to Find Joy, Connection and Happiness Again
begins on May 11, 2021. Sign up to receive two interviews each day for 12 days.
Register for the Conscious Grief Series at: https://www.conscious-grief.com/
Catch the LIVE on IGTV @my_grief_connection on Sunday , May 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM MST/3:00 PM EST.
Connect with Tara on Instagram at @tara_nash_seeker
Join the Facebook community at: https://www.facebook.com/consciousgriefseries
Lost, Travel, Found: Turning Pain Into Purpose
From Ashley Jackson, the Founder of Timeless Dream Events comes a raw and riveting story of love, purpose, and discovery. Lost, Travel, Found tells her story of surviving grief, finding herself across the planet, and falling madly in love. Read as she shares the first few decades of her life, working through the unexpected loss of her father, navigating through the world on a solo trip, and supporting her husband through a devastating cancer diagnosis. This book is not just about her care giving journey, it is a story that will remind you how to overcome a victim mentality to become a victor. It will inspire you to dream big and will make hope call your name again.
Will you be brave enough to answer? You won’t be disappointed, let the adventure begin!
Pre-order NOW to be one of the first to receive their books after June 18, 2021!
First 50 orders will also receive a FREE GIFT!
Pre-order and join the book launch team at: http://timelessdreamevents.com/book-launch/
Sunrise Retreats - Summer Pop Up Retreats - Walk the Labyrinth
Sunrise Retreats has had to postponed their 2020 widows retreats due to safety reasons,
but know that it these intimate weekends are a source of hope and nourishment for so many.
So, they came up with some ideas of how the Sunrise Retreats can still connect safely with
their community. They have planned a series of Pop Up Retreats this summer for widows
and widowers in the Boise, Idaho area.
While these events are not "support groups" they ARE opportunities to visit, connect and
support each other while participating in some type of outdoor activity.
This allows participants to keep a 6 foot distance & practice safe guidelines from health officials.
If you had lost a spouse, and live in the Boise area, they would love to have you join them on
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 to Walk the Labyrinth at Julius Kleiner Park at in
Meridian, Idaho 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Lunch will be provided following the walk.
Please RSVP! More info can be found at: https://sunriseretreat.org/summer-pop-up-retreats
Permission to Grieve: With Watercolor & Crayon Resist - FREE Online Event
Hosted by Project Grief
Monday, July 13, 2020 from 12:10 - 1:00 PM (MST)
The first step toward healing after a loss, is granting oneself permission to grieve.
This about HOW to do it by creating a simple watercolor art project as a way of granting that permission.
Even if you’re a total beginner, art is an incredible tool for healing.
During this virtual event, you’ll:
1.) LISTEN about the importance of granting yourself permission to grieve
2.) LEARN some ideas on HOW to do it
3.) TRY IT OUT for yourself with a simple watercolor & crayon resist activity.
Materials: Watercolors (tubes, cakes, or even that 8 color Crayola kid set will do),
Watercolor paper, watercolor brush, cup of water, paper towel, AND a white crayon (very important!).
If you have questions about art materials or content, please contact
Danica Thurber directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for this event at:
Maddie's Birthday Book Bash - Virtual Party
My friend Crystal Webster over at Sharing Solace has a special invitation for you! Her new book ‘Confessions of a Griever: Turning a Hot Mess into an Haute Message (Laughable Lessons for When Life Just Sucks)’ will be released on Tuesday, May 19th, her daughter Maddie's 10th birthday.
She's throwing a big virtual Birthday Book Bash and you are invited to attend! Just visit www.sharingsolace.com/birthday to RSVP and get your FREE ticket!
There will be plenty of fun, snarky shenanigans, party hats, interpretive
readings (maybe interpretive dance too), special guests, and prizes galore!
Living with grief in the midst of COVID-19: 5 Tools to Cope and Navigate This Unprecedented Time
FREE LIVE 45-min Webinar from Therapy Heals.
Monday, March 30th at 10:00 am & 5:00 pm PST
In this webinar, you will learn how to...
1. Cope with the parallels between grief and the coronavirus
2. Survive empathy overload
3. Stay connected to your grief when everything else is on hold
4. Remain grounded when the rest of the world is panicking
5. Avoid being a victim of circumstances and to give and receive during grief
Free to register and view - you can register on this page under 'tickets' or you can go here: https://fromgrieftogrowth.mykajabi.com/pl/153417
Camp Widow Virtual Edition
Camp Widow has gone virtual.
They just announced: "Due to the global health crisis created by COVID-19, we are living through an unprecedented experience. The isolation that is often harmful to grieving people's mental health is currently being recommended to protect their physical health. This virtual edition of our Camp Widow program will offer the connections and resources vital to healing for our widowed community from the safety of their own homes.
We are proud to be supporting both our widowed community and the general population by offering resources that increase calm and offer comfort during this time of uncertainty. Please join us in choosing hope over fear and connection over isolation by participating in the first ever Camp Widow Virtual Edition!"
LOCATION: Online from Anywhere
DATE: Mar 20 - 21, 2020
COST: FREE Content Page is available to all widowed people and the general public at no cost. Includes various 20-30 minute video content designed to provide comfort and calm in the face of the current uncertainty.
One Day Camp Widow Full Access: $75
Includes one day of content and any social activity scheduled for the chosen day.
Full Two Day Camp Widow Access: $150
Includes Friday content, Saturday content, all associated social activities, Sunday virtual
5K and virtual Tribute Tile wall.
Mental Health 101: Managing Stress, Anxiety & Panic
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa, Idaho 83651
Come meet with licensed professional counselor, Rebekah Rene Stearns,
MA, LPC, of Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling, LLC to learn about
Managing Stress, Anxiety & Panic on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from
6:30-8 pm in Multipurpose Room B at the Nampa Public Library.
We all face stressful & worrisome things in life. This FREE class will teach you how to reduce stress and anxiety as well as how to avoid or eliminate panic attacks so you can take control of your stress and live at peace.
Carved In Stone: Cemetery History & Symbolism
(20S-HIS-003) - $25 Registration Fee
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Cloverdale Funeral Home - Event Center
Cloverdale Funeral Home, Cemetery and Creation
1200 North Cloverdale Road, Boise, Idaho 83713
Spend the evening with Cemetery Historian David Habben. Using hundreds of photos of grave stones taken by the instructor, you will learn the secret language of tomb stones. Learn how to interpret the cryptic emblems, signs & symbols found on grave stones. Many of our ancestors were illiterate. Signs and symbols are the universal language of grave stones. They tell us if the deceased was male or female; religious; belonged to a fraternal organization; was well loved; or even if he or she had a sense of humor, all without knowing how to read. We'll even discuss the history of cemeteries, burial customs, symbolism and even a little humor!
Register starting March 29, 2020 at
Who Lies Beneath - Famous People Buried in the Treasure Valley
(20S-HIS-004) - $20 Registration Fee
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cloverdale Funeral Home - Event Center
Cloverdale Funeral Home, Cemetery and Creation
1200 North Cloverdale Road, Boise, Idaho 83713.
The cemeteries of the Treasure Valley have thousands of residents. Each has their own story. Some famous, infamous, and some just plain interesting. The class is a virtual walking tour, with historian David Habben, of the cemeteries of Boise, the Treasure Valley, and even beyond in Idaho. But we don't have to worry about the weather or walking for miles! Some examples of the people discussed: a former governor of Idaho and the man who blew him up; the last professional lady bronc rider; the last man legally hanged in Idaho; the man who had the first house in the country heated with geothermal hot steam; the first Jewish governor in the U.S.;
Idaho's James Bond; and Idaho's "Wyatt Earp."
Register starting March 29, 2020 at
Mental Health 101: Breaking Addiction and Codependency
Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa, Idaho 83651
Join licensed professional counselor, Rebekah Rene Stearns, MA, LPC, of Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling, LLC
as she teaches us about Breaking Addiction and Codependency on Thursday, March 5th from 6:30-8 pm
in Multipurpose Room B at the Nampa Public Library
Learn to help the addict in your life without becoming codependent, enabling unwanted behavior(s) or being taken advantage.Learn to identify the characteristics of the codependent and how to truly help an addict.
For more info on this and other local mental health and/or grief related events, visit the
"Events" tab at www.mygriefconnection.org
Know the 5 Signs
April 8, 2020 from 4:30 - 5:30pm
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. South, Nampa, Idaho 83651
Know the 5 Signs is a 45-minute presentation designed to build the
community’s understanding of the many ways that suicide impacts our
friends, families, clients, co-workers, and neighbors. Know the 5 Signs provides
education on recognizing when someone is in emotional distress and how
to reach out to help and connect them to resources. It also covers
information about stigma, understanding mental health conditions,
statistics, self-care techniques, etc.
Join Erin Pfaeffle, LMSW of St. Luke's Wood River Valley for this potentially
life-saving presentation for adults 18+ on April 8, 2020 from 4:30-5:30 pm
in Multipurpose Room A at Nampa Public Library. There will be crafts,
games coloring and other fun activities for kids in Multipurpose Room B
at the same time so parents can attend while their kids are in the room next door.
The Griddle Gives (Idaho)
February 25, 2020 from 7:00am - 2pm
At all four "The Griddle" restaurant locations in the Treasure Valley
All four locations of The Griddle in the Treasure Valley will be collecting donations to support the work of
The Speedy Foundation on February 25th, from 7:00am - 2:00pm. A portion of all sales will be donated to
The Speedy Foundation. Please swing by, treat yourself to a yummy breakfast, and
help support our work to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health.
Pink and Blue Fun Run 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lakeview Park, 1304 7th St N., Nampa, Idaho 83687
Mark your calendars and prepare for the pinkest and bluest fun run yet!
The 4th Annual Pink and Blue Fun Run, to help benefit David's Hope Pregnancy Loss Ministry
will be on June 20, 2020. They are looking for business sponsors and vendors for this event. Contact them
if you want to participate. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as a drawing for all participants,
and a prize for the very best pink and blue spirit!!
There will also be raffles, face painting, vendors, and fun for the whole family!
Register by March 31st for a $5 discount making registration only $20!
Registration from April 1st to June 19th is $25.
Late Registration available for $30.
Register at www.pinkandbluerun.com
Destination Wellness Health Fair 2020
My Grief Connection will have a booth at Nampa Public Library's Destination Wellness 2020 Health Fair. it is a
FREE community event on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the library. Come take advantage of FREE vital signs health screenings, dental screening and fluoride treatments, STI screenings,
hearing checks and more. There will be fun, interactive demonstrations on multiple topics, including healthy cooking, yoga, core strength and stabilization, ACT muscle testing and Fit & Fall Proof senior exercise classes.
There will be exciting activities for all ages including: a bean bag toss, spin art table,
"smoothi-cycle," doctor dress-up area, and coloring sheets as well as ongoing health and
wellness activities for kids in the Tween Zone from 10-2 pm and a Let's Move Together
Storytime at 12:00 pm for ages 3-6 in the Storytime Area.
Storytime Area: 11:15am – Yoga with 2CYoga
10:45am - Core Stabilization with Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy
11:45am – Fit & Fall Proof Senior Exercise with Southwest District Health
12:30pm – Diabetes presentation & build-your-own trail-mix bar with
University of Idaho Extension
1:15pm – ART muscle testing with The Karlfeldt Center
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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