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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Give Grief a Voice Art Exhibition and Benefit Recap

On September 24th, 2022, Buzzy’s Bees held our 4th annual Give Grief a Voice Art Exhibition and Benefit, our first event open to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic began. We gathered together in the Historic Alberta House in Portland, Oregon, on a warm sunny evening for a night of remembrance and love. Arriving families …

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Art Salon

Buzzy’s Bees tried something new this spring.  We held a ‘this-is-not-a-fundraiser’ event for donors, supporters, and industry professionals in Seattle. A little bit outside of our comfort zone (no fundraising goal!), the idea was simply to invite people to experience the Give Grief a Voice project in 3-D.  Held on a Thursday evening at a …

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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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