Grief and Sympathy Blog

Welcome to What's New on Grief and Here you will find the newest pages to be added to our site.

What Happens at Grief Counseling Sessions?


Learn exactly what to expect at a grief counseling session from experienced psychotherapist Shirley Porter. RP, RSW, CCC.

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5 Best Gourmet Sympathy Gift Baskets

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We bring you the best gourmet sympathy gift baskets available to send to a loved one who is grieving.

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Best Ways to Gift Memorial Trees for Loved Ones


Whether you are sending memorial trees for loved ones to plant or buying a tree yourself we bring you the best choices.

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Treasure your Loved One with Beautiful Memorial Jewelry

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Memorial jewelry keeps your loved one close to your heart for ever. And it makes a touching gift for a bereaved friend.

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Do I Need Bereavement Counseling? - Your Questions Answered

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Wondering whether you need bereavement counseling? Find out here and where to get help.

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5 Best Sympathy Baskets with Baked Goods

Sympathy Cookie Basket

Express your condolences with comforting baked goods in these delicious sympathy baskets. All purchases support our work with the bereaved at no extra cost to you.

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How to Provide Grief Support to Your Friends and Family: Five Lessons


Grief support is about more than food, flowers, and attending the funeral. We help you provide effective support which could make all the difference to your loved ones.

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10 Best Books on Grief and Bereavement for Everyone

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Recommendations and reviews by experts of the best books on grief and bereavement for all different types of loss.

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Comforting Memorial Jewelry for the Loss of a Child

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Treasure your beloved child with a piece of beautiful memorial jewelry. Choose from charms, hearts, angels, ash holders and engraved necklaces and bracelets.

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21 Poems for Memorial Services and Funerals

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Beautiful and moving poems for memorial services. Find a touching reading here to honour your loved one or comfort you in your grief.

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Huge Collection of Poems for Funerals

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Poems for a Mum, Dad, Child or any relative, plus funeral poetry for a soldier and many more options. We have carefully chosen all the most beautiful poems for your special send-off.

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Grief Poetry and Art Books to Help You Mourn a Loved One

Poems of Grief and Healing

Find expression for your grief in these grief poetry and art books. Inspiration to help you mourn and spark your own creativity.

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Why am I feeling this way?

Had a very good friend for 15 years. We were couple friends, my husband really liked her husband and so did I. We traveled the world with them golfed,

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Coping with Grief Anxiety - Simple Relaxation Tips

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Coping with grief anxiety can be hard, but we bring you some easy relaxation techniques you can do at home.

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Easy Meditation for Grief and Anxiety

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Learn how to do effective and simple meditation for grief to help you to get in touch with your emotions in times of loss and stress.

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Where to get help: 

Have You Considered One-on-One Online Grief Counseling? 

Get Expert and Effective Help in the Comfort of Your Own Home

The following information about online counseling is sponsored by 'Betterhelp' but all the opinions are our own. To be upfront, we do receive a commission when you sign up with 'Betterhelp', but we have total faith in their expertise and would never recommend something we didn't completely approve.  

Do you feel alone and sad with no support and no idea how to move forward?  It can be tough when you are stuck in grief to find the motivation to get the most out of your precious life. 

Online counseling can help by giving you that support so you don't feel so alone. You can have someone to talk to anytime you like, a kind and understanding person who will help you to find meaning in life again, to treasure the memories of your loved one without being overwhelmed and to enjoy your activities, family and friends again.

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Hypnosis for Grief - 10 Ways It Can Help You

Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind. Learn how self-hypnosis can help you cope with grief at any time of the day or night.  

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Sales from our pages result in a small commission to us which helps us to continue our work supporting the grieving.  

Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Pendant for Cremation Ashes, Engraved Forever Loved

Memorial Jewelry to Honour a Loved One

Check out our lovely range of memorial jewelry for any lost loved one.  Pendants, necklaces, rings or bracelets, we have them all in all kinds of styles.  Choose for yourself or buy as a sympathy gift. 

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Create an Online Memorial Website

Honour your loved one with their own memorial website.  Share photos, videos, memories and more with your family and friends in a permanent online website.  Free for basic plan with no ads. 

Find out more here. 

For USA Residents: 

Please help our colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA by joining in their research study:


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Losing a child to cancer is devastating, and there is a critical need to develop effective supports.

A federally-funded study in the United States (US) evaluating different types of support for bereaved parents is currently seeking participants. Parents residing in the US may be eligible if they lost a child diagnosed with cancer at least 6 months ago and live in one of the following states: NY, NJ, PA, CT, FL, or TN (other eligible states are being added, please complete the survey to check with us).

To find out if you may be eligible, please click here, visit our website at, or email us at

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