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Grieving During the Holidays

November 7, 2017

Tu Nidito realizes that grief is a process, not an event. We acknowledge that it is a continuous process, and like a tide, ebbs and flows throughout our lives, evolving as we adapt to an ever-changing climate. We have found that holidays are an especially challenging “tide” where feelings of loss and mourning are magnified. […]...

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Dia de los Muertos: Remembering Loved Ones

October 4, 2017

Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a sacred Mexican holiday that has gained popularity in the United States. In Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on the first two days of November and it is believed the souls of the departed make a brief return to this world to share […]...

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Working Through Worries

September 15, 2017

Worry. It’s an emotion that affects all of us – everything from day-to-day “small” worries to “bigger” life-changing events. Feeling worried is a normal part of life. When life is disrupted by serious illness or death, it can be difficult to manage the feelings that trigger us to worry. Children are more likely to worry […]...

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Going Back to School With a Grieving Heart

August 2, 2017

The back to school season is an exciting time. It can also be overwhelming as you re-establish your day-to-day routines. For a grieving child, though, this time of year can be fraught with emotions as the realization that their special person who died is no longer there to take part in the momentous rituals associated […]...

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Releasing Angry Feelings with Anger Bubbles

July 10, 2017

Anger is a completely normal feeling, especially after someone special has died or been diagnosed with a serious illness. Sometimes it’s difficult to know how to express these angry feelings, but when they stay below the surface, they can bubble up and come out all at once. Anger bubbles are a great activity for releasing […]...

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Exploring Hope

June 14, 2017

It is normal to feel very sad after someone special dies. Even when we feel sad, we can also feel hopeful that things will feel better as time goes on. The following activity explores how feelings of hope for the future can be interwoven throughout the grieving process through creation of a butterfly. Many people look at butterflies […]...

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A Tu Nidito Story

June 6, 2017

  Tu Nidito had the honor of working with film maker, Evan Grae Davis, for a documentary film to share a story of Tu Nidito. It was a wonderful experience that led us to this beautiful video. A special thank you to the Yeakley family for sharing their grief journey with us....

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Supporting Children When Tragedy Strikes

June 1, 2017

When tragedy strikes a community, we all feel it. We mourn as a community as we try to understand and find possible answers. We instinctively want to protect ourselves, our children, our loved ones. Tu Nidito Children and Family Services is here to support our community’s children and families through the grieving process. Parents or […]...

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Celebrating Memories

May 26, 2017

The month of May and the onset of summer brings many celebrations: Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings and Father’s Day. These momentous occasions are joyous but can also bring about painful feelings as we remember the loved ones who are not alive to celebrate with us. Consider creating a comforting new ritual to honor your loved one...

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Keeping an Open Heart

March 22, 2017

When facing life-altering changes, like the death of a loved one or the diagnosis of a serious illness, it can be difficult to understand and reconcile such complicated feelings.  The following activity is a great way to acknowledge feelings that have been “hiding” away and serve as a reminder that our hearts can continue to […]...

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