GRC News

The Grief of Miscarriage and Infant Loss

October 14, 2019

Miquela Rivera, Ph.D. “Sometimes the smallest things, take up the most room in our heart.” ~A.A. Milne, author – Winnie-the-Pooh Losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or early in the child’s life after they are born is no small thing.  An unborn child or an infant carries the hopes and dreams of the parents and […]

Freedom From Guilt

July 2, 2019

By Miquela Rivera, Ph.D. Peanut butter and jelly. Salt and pepper. Ice and snow. Some things naturally go together, like grief and guilt. Why and how are grief and guilt connected? And how can we set ourselves free? When a loved one dies, a survivor may begin to wonder why it happened, what they could […]

What I Learned From Dad

June 13, 2019

I enter Lowe’s or Home Depot and the scent of freshly hewn lumber transports me to a time gone by. I’m once again 8 years old, it’s early Saturday morning and I am excited to be with my father at the lumberyard back home. I was his weekend shadow, following him as he ran errands, […]

May 2019 Newsletter

June 4, 2019

Memories, Loss and Gratitude on Mother’s Day Miquela Rivera, Ph.D. – Psychologist Grief Resource Center What I missed most when I moved away from home to go to college was Mom waiting for me at day’s end, asking “How was your day?”  When I came back to my dorm room, nobody asked; nobody cared.  They […]

Mother’s Day for All Who Are Grieving

March 20, 2019

Sons and daughters– We may be sons and daughters whose mothers are no longer here. We remember and honor them and say thank you for their unending love and care. It can be hard to walk by the Hallmark aisle when it seems everyone is buying cards and flower baskets to honor their mothers. The […]


March 20, 2019

A person may say she knows how you feel, but she doesn’t. You are the only one who had your distinct relationship with the person who died, so your grief is unique to you.  A supportive person is wiser to say, “I can only imagine how you feel…” People may not know how to help, […]

The Death of a Child

July 18, 2018

–   Parents grieve differently.  Following a child’s death, a father’s emotions are aroused as strongly as the mother’s, but the experience and expression of these emotions vary greatly.  It’s important that parents recognize these complexities of grief and refrain from becoming critical and judgmental of each other.  Each has lost a child.  Each must be […]

International Bereaved Mothers and Fathers Day

July 18, 2018

How should you remember your child on International Bereaved Mother’s and Father’s Day?  –   Speak your child’s name.  Hearing someone speak your child’s name can bring a sense of comfort and help release the powerful emotions surrounding the days when bereaved parents are honored. –   Be sensitive to your emotions surrounding the actual Mother’s or […]

One Mother’s Story

July 18, 2018

.The “Mom’s Group” at the Grief Resource Center is for those of us who have lost a precious children to suicide. It is a safe and sacred group for me, where my son Greg is very present, very acknowledged and very honored. It is a gathering where we Moms mourn with each other and for […]

Death as Part of Life

March 5, 2018

“A persistent voice within says, “Why is this happening? Surely there is no reason for this!” As human beings of reason and logic, we tend to think there should be a purpose for everything that occurs.  This thought provides us with some defense against our feelings of helplessness and lack of control.  One of our […]