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The Kaleidoscope Project

Introducing The Kaleidoscope Project: Grief Support for Children and Teens Each time you look through a kaleidoscope you see something new and different. The bits and pieces create an endless…

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What Can Possibly Come from Our Pain?

What Can Possibly Come from Our Pain? What do we do with our deepest and most painful grief? Some bury the hurt deep within, while others give it words and…

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How to Speak to a Newly Bereaved Person

How often have you felt awkward, not knowing the right thing to say after someone you know has lost a loved one? Feeling someone else’s pain, especially when we personally…

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Kintsugi – The Art of Repairing Broken Things

There is an ancient Japanese art form called kintsugi, in which broken pottery is reconstructed – and in contrast to typical repair work, the goal of the reconstruction is not…

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Self Care Menu from Blue Ridge Hospice Grief and Loss Support

What’s on your self-care menu? We all need a personalized self-care menu – the activities that we incorporate into daily practice or use as needed to maintain our physical and…

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When is Death Sweet? COVID-19 Reflections from a Grief Support Counselor

But death was sweet, death was gentle, death was kind; death healed the bruised spirit and the broken heart, and gave them rest and forgetfulness.  – Mark Twain, Letters from…

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Holding a Home Memorial Service

COVID-19 has deeply impacted grieving families. Many are electing to put a funeral or memorial service on hold for an indeterminate amount of time. In the meantime, individuals may be…

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3 Tips for Facing the Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, we’re all taking as many precautions as we can. Here are three legal tips to make sure you and your family are prepared and…

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Purpose in the Pandemic

Think about this country’s past and present challenges. They have deeply influenced the legacy of who we are and what we value, haven’t they? The brotherhood, resourcefulness, perseverance, resilience, and…

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COVID-19 Updates

As of July 6, 2020 Blue Ridge Hospice is still actively serving our community and continually monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in our region as it evolves. In keeping with…

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