The topic of grief and healing is not an easy one. Perhaps you’ve felt societal expectations to grieve the “right” way and have been greeted with messages to “carry on,” “keep your chin up,” “and keep busy.”

    The topic of grief and healing is not an easy one. Perhaps you’ve felt societal expectations to grieve the “right” way and have been greeted with messages to “carry on,” “keep your chin up,” “and keep busy.”  Our culture’s discomfort with grief often inhibits those who are bereaved. One of the greatest gifts you can give a grieving person is allowing them to mourn—through encouragement, acceptance and a willingness to be present with them in the midst of great sadness.

     On Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., our region will have a rare opportunity to gather in Fargo at the Hilton Garden Inn to learn from a nationally renowned grief counselor, writer, teacher and public speaker, Robert Zucker. His inspiring and engaging program, “Grieve on! Grieving in a Life-Goes-On World” will help anyone who has experienced grief. His message of hope and healing will allow attendees to quietly reflect on their losses and honor their grief journeys.

     Please join us, and let others know about this event. It’s free of charge. For details, go to hrrv.org/journeyinghome or call (800) 237-4629.

     At Hospice of the Red River Valley, we’re committed to changing the way our community understands serious illness, grief and loss. We hope you’ll join us.