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Normal: Death, Grief, and You
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
Genesis Chaplain Lisa Gaston reflects on her own grief journey after losing her mother
Where the Grief of Change Finds Help and Hope
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
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
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
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
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
LPN Abigail Burnette reflects on the honor it is to serve hospice patients at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
Navigating a Holiday with Grief
Grief is the way out of the pain. Rather than avoiding grief’s feelings, lean into them. It is not the grief you want to avoid--it is the pain.
Seasons of Grief
The greatest gift of life is the capacity to love. Yet in opening ourselves to experience the beauty and joy of love is the inevitable reality, we will experience grief.