Category Archives: Grief and Loss in the Workplace

Why Can’t They Just Leave It At Home?

Whether asked directly or hovering like a giant elephant in the training room, the question “why can’t they just leave their grief at home?” rears its ugly head routinely. There are several answers to this but here are three basic … Continue reading

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3 Inexpensive and Simple Ways Businesses Can Help a Grieving Employee

 I think sometimes that businesses become overwhelmed with the idea of helping grieving employees because of personal discomfort with grief (right in line with our culture at large) and because it’s not a high priority or a line item on … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean Buffy Died? Showing Compassion to Those Who Have Lost Their Four Footed Relatives.

“The problem is that our culture is extremely intolerant of grief”.  From childhood we are taught that crying is a show of weakness–and in the case of boys and men this attitude is even more rigid. We often do not … Continue reading

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