Author: Alisha Krukowski

A Different Kind of Valentine

Alisha’s mom died on February 13th, 2007. Valentine’s Day Eve. She tells us how she was planning (or rather not planning) for Valentine’s Day to come and go as usual this year when her mom’s memory came knocking softly at her heart. Mom loved holidays, loved the idea of spreading cheer and love and chocolate. She felt something different this year. She felt challenged to reclaim this day.

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Moving Through Tragedy

Following school shootings or other public tragedies, we watch tv, we read the online updates, we look at countless photos that had no business being made public in the first place. In trying to make sense of something senseless, we often find ourselves surrounded by sorrow. Author Alisha Krukowski shares thoughts on some different approaches we may wish to take as we find our way towards healing.

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Grief Decision 2012

Thinking of the election process has Author Alisha Krukowski thinking that there are some pretty cool things about grief. Like the fact that each of us gets to choose each day, each moment, how we want to move forward in our personal walk with grief. No one else gets a vote, and we can change our minds any time we want.

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Life After Our Mom Was Murdered

Murder. It’s unimaginable, until it happens to your family. Three siblings talk about the night their mom was murdered, and how it impacted them then and now. They teach us that you can grieve in your own way, while working as a family to find healing.

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Making Summer Fun Again

Summer is supposed to be a fun time, but it can be a difficult time after a loved one has died. Hello Grief’s Alisha Krukowski offers some ideas for how to help your kids build new summer memories while celebrating the memory of their loved one.

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Reminding Teachers About a Loss

Children and teens continue to move through their grief with each passing year. Something a parent or guardian can do to support this process is to meet with teachers and school administrators before the beginning of each school year, and share information abut the loss.

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Connections and Growth at the NAGC

Each year for three days, hundreds of bereavement professionals gather for the annual National Alliance for Grieving Children convention. Author Alisha Krukowski shares her experience, and the fresh ideas she took home from this year’s event.

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Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day can be a rough holiday when you feel like you are the only one without a dad. Hello Grief’s Alisha Krukowski offers a few suggestions on how to create your own new traditions to remember and celebrate your dad on Father’s Day.

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A long, slow loss

Is it easier to lose someone quickly or slowly? Author Alisha Krukowski admits that there’s no good way to lose someone you love, and shares the many “little losses” that led up to the final loss of her mother’s death from cancer.

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Grief in the Workplace

It can be hard to know what to say or do when a coworker experiences a death in their family. While there are no perfect answers, author Alisha Krukowski shares some things you can do (and not do) to make things a little easier on everyone.

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