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Our Future Build

Brighter Days is embarking on the public phase of our Capital Campaign to expand our space into a newly built Family Grief Center here in the Twin Cities. We can’t wait to have you see how special this is! To learn more about how you can get involved in naming opportunities for your loved one, read Our Wish … [Read more…]

Supporting A Loved One

We are often asked how to best support a grieving loved one especially during the holidays. Here are a few helpful tips: No pressure. Don’t put pressure on them to participate in any gatherings. Life is different now and everything feels painful without their loved one. Follow their lead. If they can’t commit or say they may spend the holidays elsewhere, understand and … [Read more…]

1st Annual Walk to Remember

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 1st Annual Run/Walk to Remember! What a beautiful day of honoring and remembering our loved ones! “Thank you Brighter Days! Because of you, my kids and I were able to laugh and celebrate our husband and father on his birthday at the Walk to Remember in May. It was his first birthday since passing away and could have been such a sad … [Read more…]

What It Would Have Meant

Guest article by John Polo. Author, Speaker and Blogger at Better Not Bitter Widower. I was lost. When Michelle passed away. I was lost. I’m guessing right after your loss, you were lost too. At a moment in which you can barely breathe, or function, I ask you this question: What would it have meant to you if you had a family-focused grief center near … [Read more…]