Child Loss

Bereaved Mom

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

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Camp Erin

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

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Camp Erin Summer Camp for Children Grieving

Becoming Grief Informed Dougy Center Webinar

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

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President Lincoln’s Cottage “Reflections on Grief and Loss” Exhibit

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

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6 Years Ago

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

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