June Events – Butterflies, Creative Expression and More

Grief at Work: It’s not business as usual

Join us on June 8 for a FREE educational event and meaningful conversation on how a leader’s response to a grieving employee can promote a healthy mourning process while protecting staff morale and maintaining productivity. This event includes lunch and an expert panel discussion on coping with grief in the workplace.
Thanks to HCA Healthcare for providing meeting space for this program. Pre-registration is required. Register here.

Volunteers; grief camp; youthCamp Meals Needed!

We are seeking meal partners to feed our campers on Saturday 8/12 and/or Sunday 8/13. You can help by donating or use the camp’s kitchen to prep and serve a meal. $850 covers all participants for one meal.

Camp will take place August 12-13 at the fabulous YMCA Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville.If you are interested, please contact Paige Tocash at ptocash@alivehospice.org or 615-346-8352.


Alive’s Butterfly Release!

Orders close May 31, so don’t wait!This year’s Butterfly Release is June 10 in Nashville at Green Door Gourmet and will include memorial activities for the whole family. A special thank you to Olivia Daane for sharing her original artwork for this event. AliveHospice.org/Butterfly.

Grief Offerings in June

Story Hour

Join us on 6/6 for this virtual bi-weekly workshop for participants to share stories about loved ones without judgment or time limits. We invite participants to bring a different keepsake or photograph to each session and share the story of its significance with others who have also experienced loss.
Register here.

Creative Hearts Club

Join us at Alive’s Grief Center on Tuesdays from June 13 – July 18 for this grief support group for youth ages 8-17. The club is led by professional grief counselors, trained volunteers, and professional artists who use creative interventions such as photography, theater, music, sculpting, and creative writing to promote self-expression of grief and connecting with peers. Dinner included! Register today!

Five-Week Summer Grief Journey Groups Forming Now!

Grief Journey groups, led by grief counselors, launch on June 15. The groups are for adults who have experienced the loss of someone significant to them and meet for eight consecutive Thursdays. Groups include:

  • Loss of Spouse/Partner 
    • Virtual: Thursdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Loss of a Loved One 
    • Virtual: Thursdays | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

A one-time payment of $80 covers the cost of participation for the 5-week series; scholarships available.

For more information, please email griefsupport@alivehospice.org.

Summer Book Club

This weekly virtual group provides a casual, supportive environment every Wednesday for 5 weeks, starting 6/21, where participants will explore books with themes of loss, coping and hope. This summer’s book is: It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine. Register here.

Finding Lost Words

Join us on 6/21 for this virtual writing workshop, helping participants cope with loss through self-expression. Guided by a facilitator, participants will engage in writing activities that culminate in creating a poem based on a provided prompt. Register here.

Walking Through Grief

Grief is anything but a walk in the park. Join us every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for a weekly walk at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library walking path with Alive Grief Counselors and other grieving community members to connect with others and the healing that comes with being in nature. Register here.

Good Mourning Group

Join us Wednesdays for this weekly virtual meeting to start your day with support from others who understand what you’re going through. To attend, visit AliveHospice.Zoom.US
and click “Join”

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Meeting ID: 980 4199 4226
Passcode: AH

Weekly Guided Meditation

Need a moment of peace in your day? We invite you to join Alive on Zoom for a free and relaxing 30-minute guided meditation led by our volunteer, Ben Glover, every Thursday at 1 p.m. CST on Zoom. To attend click here.
Meeting ID:
 816 8811 1087


Drop-In Grief Support Groups

These virtual grief groups are FREE to attend and meet weekly or monthly. Participants are welcome to join at any time. Join us for a group that fits your need, including:

Scroll down for the full schedule.

View the full schedule and click to register today!


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The Butterfly Collection by Judith Bright

Inspired by Alive’s annual butterfly release, this collection by Judith Bright Jewelry offers necklaces, earrings, and more as gentle reminders of a new season of life as we pay tribute to those who have gone before. 15% of the proceeds from this collection help support those we serve. Shop today!

Spark Good Round Up with Walmart!

Did you know? When you shop on Walmart.com or the Walmart app, you can support Alive by rounding up your change and donating it in support of our services. Click here to choose Alive as your charity of choice before it ends!


Designate Alive as your non-profit of choice when you shop via Kroger. They will donate a portion of your sale to Alive.