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  • Helping Others in Their Grief 1/19/2018

    I have learned an important lesson working as a chaplain. We can all provide comfort, care and support for people around us who are hurting and grieving.

  • Using Mindfulness to Help Heal Grief 12/26/2017

    Mindfulness is a form of meditation—settling our nervous system and training the brain to be more focused and less reactive.

  • Normal: Death, Grief, and You 6/24/2017

    Normalization of death and grief can be emotionally uncomfortable, yet a beneficial way for us to be empowered to better accept, promote, and understand a normal dying and grieving process.

  • After All That 5/26/2017

    Genesis Chaplain Lisa Gaston reflects on her own grief journey after losing her mother

  • Where the Grief of Change Finds Help and Hope 4/24/2017

    As humans, we desire tangible milestones and signs to tell us where the dying person is on their journey.

  • When the Pain Is the Deepest 3/24/2017

    When the pain is the deepest, the number of words should be the fewest. I am not sure where I first heard this statement, but the concept touched me.

  • Let’s Talk About Grief 3/13/2017

    Practicing good nutrition and fitness habits can help ward off Monday malaise, but what about those times the extra weight you’re carrying is the burden of grief?

  • Everything I Needed To Know I Didn’t Learn In Kindergarten 2/24/2017

    Where do we learn things? Not ABCs and 123s, but how to live and interact? How to be a “good” person and respond “properly”? How to love and how to grieve?

  • It’s About Love After All 1/24/2017

    A colleague recently asked why, after seven years as a hospice nurse, I would become a grief counselor. I decided that it is all about the light of love.

  • When Words Are Hard to Find 12/24/2016

    LPN Abigail Burnette reflects on the honor it is to serve hospice patients at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

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  • Now We Weep. But Just For Now.

    Now We Weep. But Just For Now.

    Talking with my own spiritual director taught me that grief’s tears require safe places and safe ears. When sorrow is shared with another, it can be transformed.
    February 28, 2018
  • Helping Others in Their Grief

    Helping Others in Their Grief

    I have learned an important lesson working as a chaplain. We can all provide comfort, care and support for people around us who are hurting and grieving.
    January 19, 2018
  • Using Mindfulness to Help Heal Grief

    Using Mindfulness to Help Heal Grief

    Mindfulness is a form of meditation—settling our nervous system and training the brain to be more focused and less reactive.
    December 26, 2017