Matters of Life and Breath

by Susan Jean VandePol I’m not sure why, but I always seem to start with the memory of watching him breathe whenever I sit down to write. Sitting in the little stuffed chair in the corner of our bedroom was something sacred as I stared, often without blinking, at the rise and fall of his chest. …

Adult Grief

Resources for locating books: Amazon Centering Center for Loss and Life Transition Abe's Books (out of print books)** ~~ ADULT GRIEF ~~ General Grief Information ~ Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving: How to Care for and Support the Grieving Heart by Gary Roe ~ The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last by Meryl Ain ~ …

Books for You

Resources for locating books: Amazon Centering Center for Loss and Life Transition Abe’s Books (out of print books) Our newest recommendations ~ From the Deepest Darkness to the Light of HOPE: Strategies and Solutions to Build Resiliency While Fighting Anxiety, Depression & PTSDby Jennifer Tracy Walk with Jennifer as she holds nothing back and takes …

Our Survival Pact

by Emily Graham Sitting in the hospital next to my son's dead body, my husband and I made the decision to do everything in our power to survive this impossible blow. That pact was forged with the acknowledgment we would both grieve very differently... and that was OK. In those moments, we had no idea …

History of Alive Alone

by Kay Bevington Alive Alone is a non-profit organization that publishes a bi-monthly newsletter for bereaved parents now childless and networks parents with no surviving children. It was founded in 1988 just eight years after Kay and Rodney Bevington's only child, Rhonda, died just prior to her sixteenth birthday on July 24, 1980. Rhonda had lived a …