National Grief Awareness Day 2023
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Wednesday, August 30th, is National Grief Awareness Day, a great opportunity and reminder to talk about and normalize the grief experience. This day is NOT a HOLIDAY. This day is not a day to remind us to grieve. Help
make this Day a Legal Day of Education and Awareness by signing the petition. You can go to Change.org and
type in National Grief Awareness Day. Maybe take a moment to reach out to someone you know who is grieving
a loss and let them know you care and that they are not alone, offer support, and just listen. If you are grieving,
I encourage you to take some time today to acknowledge your grief and all you have lost. You might also
evaluate any gains from your grief process if that feels helpful. If you feel up to it, consider sharing some
of your grief story with a safe person who can listen with empathy or with someone who may benefit from
your wisdom, experience, strength, and hope. Don't forget to offer yourself some extra compassion and
grace for what you are going through. It's hard. Grieving is not easy, but it is easier when we are not alone.
If you feel alone, please reach out for support in any way you can.
Join the FREE live event for anyone facing loss featuring Angie Cartwright, the founder of the
National Grief Awareness Day initiative, at https://www.facebook.com/events/813087096848100
at 8:00 PM EST on August 30, 2023.
"We don't grieve just the moment our loved one died. We grieve the past, the future, and the now.
Our loved ones are more than one moment in time."
FREE ONLINE SUMMIT: AWAKEN YOUR SOUL’S JOURNEY: BEYOND GRIEF a 100% FREE ONLINE VIRTUAL SERIES
Begins on May 3, 2023
Have you had a big loss in your life? Are you suffering from grief? The truth is, when you are able to move beyond your grief and start living your life by honoring your past and finding your way in the unknown you can transform your life! I want to provide you with the information and the tools that you need to help you step into a life of excitement, joy and purpose! Join host Angela Clement and 26 life changing experts for this 100% FREE online
grief summit called: Awaken Your Soul’s Journey: Beyond Grief - Finding Your Way in the Unknown
In this FREE online daily series, you’ll:
Learn how others have moved beyond their loss to create a life of purpose and joy
Discover how you can move forward in your life in a positive way
Learn ways to release pain to make room for more joy
Learn different modalities of energy healing that can help
Understand how to process your emotions in a powerful way
Obtain new understandings of the spiritual aspects of healing from grief
Start living life more fully
Gain the confidence to fully step into your future with hope and inspiration and so much more.
When you are in grief, having the wisdom, tools, inspiration, mentorship and community to live a
life you love is more important than ever!
Now with the help of these experts, you can move beyond your grief to build a new life you love.
Register today at: https://healingenergy.world/
Connection is the Cure - FREE Concert
All are invited to Connection is the Cure at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa Idaho on January 15 , 2023.
Doors & resource booths open at 5:00 PM and the onstage event is from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Get ready for a night of healing, connection and hope as Ben Fuller and several outstanding speakers share
their passion, their experiences and ignite a fire of hope and resiliency in all of us. While you may not personally struggle with addiction or mental illness, chances are someone close to you does. Connection Is the Cure has set
out to create a concert that will focus on prevention and equip you with tools to overcome obstacles but also
offer hope to those that suffer. Connection Is the Cure aims to normalize and encourage ongoing conversations about mental health, addiction recovery and suicide awareness.
This is a FREE concert for youth and adults. No ticket required!
Help spread the word by sharing this post! Invite your friends and family.
Follow @connection_isthe_cure on Instagram for updates!
Learn more or volunteer to help at www.connectionisthecureidaho.org
From Mourning to Light 2 Online Summit
Starting on September 27, 2022
From Mourning to Light 2, a FREE online event, starts on September 27, 2022! Every day for 12 consecutive
days, you will have access to watch video interviews with 21 speakers, authors, and experts who share
their unique experiences, tools, and wisdom to help you navigate your grief journey. Each speaker brings
unique insight to the event, and some even come bearing practical gifts to help you navigate your grief.
My friend Sadie Beyl has put together this extraordinary online event where 20+ expert colleagues in the
field of grief and loss will share their grief journeys with you. Still, more importantly, they will share
how we were able to transform our darkness into light again. In this series of interviews, you will discover
various tools and ways of being to help you bear it all. You will see how others have not just carried
their grief but have gone on to create happy and meaningful lives, and the great news is that you can too!
They will all share advice, tips, and unique tools to help support you in your grief. These tools help you find
more peace and meaning and to guide you to invite joy back into your life again. The best part is that your
ticket to attend is FREE. From Mourning to Light 2 is the second online event for people who are grieving by
host Sadie Beyl. It comes after the phenomenal success of the first event that aired in April 2022, which
provided many people with the resources they needed to navigate this alien landscape called grief.
Join this event to find more peace and meaning, and be guided to invite joy back into your life again.
Grab your FREE ticket at www.frommourningtolight.com/share
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: email@example.com
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.
A Bartender, Hair Stylist, and Nail Technician Walk into a Funeral...Responding to Grief in Service Professions Webinar - 21 Jun 2022Read Now
A Bartender, Hair Stylist, and Nail Technician Walk into a Funeral...
Responding to Grief in Service Professions Webinar
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 6:00 PM EST
When we think of professions that regularly interact with grieving people, we might think of healthcare
workers, hospice employees, and funeral directors. Yet many service providers routinely find themselves in
the thick of conversations about grief with little to no training on how to navigate these interactions. Join
WPSU & Speaking Grief on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 6:00 PM EST for the webinar “A Bartender, Hair Stylist,
and Nail Technician Walk into a Funeral...Responding to Grief in Service Professions.” Experts will share
ideas for how to respond to grieving clients with compassion while still maintaining professional
boundaries as well as what to do if your own grief is triggered by a client’s story.
Hair stylist and Industry Educator Hunter Donia will moderate the discussion with our panelists:
- Rachelle Bensoussan, M.A., CT, co-founder and managing director of Being Here, Human
- Shelby Forsythia, intuitive grief guide and author of Your Grief, Your Way
- Luis Resendez, LMFT, founder of Vida Emotional Wellness
This event is for YOU, so they will also answer questions from the chat as time allows.
This webinar is brought to you by Speaking Grief, a public media initiative working to
create a more grief-aware society. Speaking Grief is produced by WPSU with
philanthropic support from the New York Life Foundation.
Register for this FREE event here: https://wpsumm.wufoo.com/forms/r169blyy1j4wm1q/
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.”
FREE Virtual Global Grief Conference
SAVE THE DATE & MARK YOUR CALENDARS! April 29 - May 2, 2022
Worldwide Trained Grief Coaches Helping our Communities
Co-Hosted by Dee Bird of Unplug Grief Ministries & Tony Lynch of Memories of Us
What: Virtual Global Grief Conference
When: April 29-May 2, 2022, 8am ET (7am CT, 6am MT, 5am PT)
Begins & ends within 72 hour period....3-full days!
Who: Anyone interested in or looking for support in grief
Why: Find community, resources, growth, healing in the human experience that is Grief
Details: This will be a free conference with presentations and workshops from grief leaders
and speakers from around the world. For 72 hours straight we will be offering our best tips and
tools from our trade skills and from our personal experiences with grief.
Sara Cobb, My Grief Connection Founder, will be offering a presentation on
Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 PM PT/11:00 PM MT.
Join us by reserving your seat today at: Reimagine or Facebook
***Please note that at the registration, it is also asking for a donation. This is NOT Global Grief Conference asking for it. It is Reimagine who is sponsoring our event and they are a 501-3 non-profit.
It is optional, not mandatory; but it is a gift of love..***
The event will be LIVE streamed to the following locations:
StreamYard YouTube Facebook
2nd Annual Virtual Grief Summit
April 28th & 29th from 9:00 AM - 4:40 PM CDT
The 2nd Annual Virtual Grief Summit is the premier virtual event for healing professionals working with grief and loss. Death and loss feel so much closer now. And grieving is so different. Our journeys’ no longer focused on a single loss. Instead, we’re facing an accumulation of heartbreaks, sudden traumas, and a seemingly endless sense of uncertainty and collective loss. It all adds up, overwhelming us and making grief harder to process, leading to prolonged grief disorder, anxiety, depression, etc. PESI and Grief.com have teamed up to line up the most prominent names and best instructors for their 2nd annual Virtual Grief Summit, the world’s largest gathering of professionals working with grief. And because the tools and techniques shared at this summit are critical to your work, they are offering free access to the entire 2-day live event. The summit will feature David Kessler, Megan Devine, Claire Bidwell Smith, Litsa Williams, and five other acclaimed experts. This is the place to get the most up-to-date strategies and interventions so you can help clients cope and facilitate healthy grief in this unprecedented time.
In just 2 days, you’ll get a comprehensive toolbox for addressing the most challenging issues for grieving clients in today’s destabilizing world, including:
- Techniques for navigating collective grief and uncertainty
- Proven strategies to promote connection and personal growth
- Practical tools for traumatic grief and mourning
- Unique strategies to create safe spaces for culturally diverse clients to grieve
- How to ethically use self-disclosure to enhance your work with grieving clients
- Expressive arts interventions for grieving children
- The opportunity to upgrade and earn up to 12 LIVE CE hours
- Interactive Q&A and handouts for each session
- FREE archive access to ALL summit recordings for 14 days
And much more!
You’ll connect with an entire community of people just like you, so you can get the inspiration and support
you need to feel re-energized and ready to tackle this most important work. Whether you’re a
psychotherapist, social worker, hospice worker, or anyone in the helping professions, this is your chance
to feel more prepared than ever to counsel, treat and walk alongside the grieving.
Register to join the event on April 28th & 29th from 9:00 AM - 4:40 PM CDT
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the training!
*CE credit is available for an additional cost. Register for more information.
Presented in partnership with PESI & Grief.com
Register today at: https://bit.ly/GriefSummit
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
COVID Memorial Day Virtual Candlelight Vigil
March 7, 2022, at 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET
Reimagine's Spring Season, "Grief, Growth & Justice", kicks off with the free COVID Memorial Day
Virtual Candlelight Vigil on March 7, 2022, at 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET, to share stories, take action
to establish a federally recognized COVID Memorial Day. This event is hosted in partnership with
Marked By Covid, Covid Grief Network & Rose River Memorial.
To learn more and to register visit:
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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