On September 30 the art was revealed to our families who shared their stories of loss with our Give Grief a Voice team in 2023. At the event several parents shared their grief journey. Tiffany Pan courageously read aloud her poem, “Bereaved Mom.” With her permission we share it with our Buzzy’s hive here. “I […]
Grief has been with me for seven long years. It has taken a lot of unpacking and processing to sit where I do today. I recognized early in my grieving that it is about human connection. My experience and journey directed me to formal study, culminating in recognized credentials that will allow me to provide care, and compassion as
If the time has not come yet for you, it likely will. You will be a family member or friend of someone whose child, or other loved one, has died. It is difficult to find words. We struggle with our own emotions and shock and grief, yet we know they are experiencing an unfathomable ache.
Though winter weather seems to be hanging on in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere, it is already time to be thinking about summer camps for kids. In fact, registration is open now for Camp Erin Portland. The camp, a partnership between Eluna and Providence Hospice of Oregon, has served grieving children, teens, and families since
This March, we would like to take a moment to honor the parents and children who have been impacted by Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). The topic of SUDC is very close to the heart of Buzzy’s. Hudson, whom Buzzy’s Bees was founded in memory of, passed away from SUDC. Our mission is to
On October 27th a number of Buzzy’s Bees volunteers participated in a webinar, “Becoming Grief Informed,” through the Dougy Center. It was presented by Monique B. Mitchell, PhD, FT, who is Director of Training and Translational Research at the center. She guided us through why, what, and how to become grief informed. Buzzy’s founder and
On May 11, 2021, “Smart Talk” of WITF, the NPR affiliate in central Pennsylvania, aired “Understanding grief through Mary Todd Lincoln’s life and experience.” The 38-minute program includes interviews with Callie Hawkins, Director of Programming at Lincoln Cottage and Julia Dunn, M.Ed., LPC and Clinical Director at Olivia’s House. Lincoln Cottage is an historic museum
Six years ago today on this very day, May 21st, 2016, I buried my 13-month-old son Hudson. Today I graduate from Pacific University with my Bachelor of Social Work. In an alternate universe, the 2016 burial would have never happened and subsequently, I would not walk across a stage receiving my degree. However, it is
Amanda was recently interviewed on the Always Andy’s Mom podcast. She talked about Hudson, how she got the idea for the Give Grief A Voice Project, and much more. Listen to the episode below or on your favorite Podcast app.
“The changing seasons of grief never stop cycling, forcing the mind to resettle time and again.” -Janice Bell We, the bereaved, have a grief season that is influenced by the dates that remind us that this person is gone – like a birth date or death date – along with the usual suspects of missed