Two additional resources to be

found at the

Grief River Store

Color Me

Published December 2020!

Go Fish/Grief River

Invites children ages 4-7 to learn

about coping resources

Wouldn't it be nice if grief came with a compass, map, or a set of travel guides? The fact is, there are tons of books and resources people can turn to, but it is hard to know which ones are right for you.  

Because the currents of grief are constantly changing, I cannot predict at any particular moment what kinds of resources you will need.  However, I think it helps to ask the question:                                                                        

"If grief were a river, what would you need for the trip?"

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Advice From Our Animal Friends to Kids who Grieve,

and Beyond Here There Be Dragons (Available Soon!)

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Grief River Store

Illustrations by Ernest Luther


Recently added February 2022

Grief River Bingo

Perfect for

grief support groups

(​teens and adults)

Grief River

Resources for negotiating

the troubled waters of life

COVID-19 Resources

Cartographers of old used to write at the edge of maps, "Beyond here there be dragons." In other words, "Be on the look out for scary things because you are entering uncharted territory. We don't know what's out there, but whatever it is, it will probably eat you!"

For those struggling to navigate the world without that special someone by their side, facing an unknown future can be scary. The good news is that dragons are not by nature malevolent. In fact, it's possible that they appear in times of life transition to serve as our guardians and guides.
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