Tag Archives: support

Help Within A Stone

The teary-eyed, middle-aged woman sits across from me with her head resting in her left hand.  Her little finger is in her mouth; the nail being bitten off.  The white-haired man beside her repeatedly wipes his weather-worn hands on his … Continue reading

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Back To My Grief As I Drive On

I have just dropped my husband Jeff off at the Harley Davidson dealer so that he could free our Road King from its inactive winter storage.  Traveling back home in the right lane of a two-lane road, the red light … Continue reading

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In the Name of God – How Faith Communities Can Support the Bereaved

The words of his story stick in his throat as Roger tries to swallow his emotions.  His wife Elaine has died four months ago; the fresh pain being unleashed as he finds a willing listener in me. Elaine had been … Continue reading

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What Losses Are Happening In Your World?

Things that shouldn’t happen happened multiple times this week.  Reading the paper you understand the tragedies occurring throughout the world, the unrest within our communities and the turmoil within people’s lives. These are the life-changing stories that took place in … Continue reading

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Hang on to HOPE – The Sun is Shining Somewhere

I am grieving the lack of sun and terribly depressed. My fingers are numb and I can’t feel the rest, even though my body is fully dressed.  Those around me stay cheerful and recite the lines that the sun is … Continue reading

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Sacred Space – Grief Support For Caregivers

I place woven butterfly fabric in the center of the table, a pillar candle in the middle and my cracked stone heart off to the side.  This is what I call the Sacred Space – the place where we will … Continue reading

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Learning From The Lotus To Grow Through The Muck

I just began reading Becky Aikman’s book entitled, Saturday Night Widows:  The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives.  You can learn a little more about the premise of the book by watching the author. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fMeLlTMygc Looking back when I … Continue reading

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