Tag Archives: grief

How to Help Someone in Mourning

Originally posted on Kirschner's Korner:
When a friend or family member loses a loved one, the tragedy presents a powerful opportunity for you to serve as an important source of emotional support. But what exactly should you do? Should…

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Knowing the Way (an original song by Jazelle)

Knowing the Way (Music & Lyrics copyright©2004 Jazelle Lieske*) Let your heart guide you For your soul knows the way Though your feet may stumble and falter Your spirit will show you the way. Let your intuition guide you And you … Continue reading

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Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes

I arrive at the Chapel of the Chimes just as the sun is beginning to set across the bay over the city of San Francisco. Stepping inside the wooden entry doors my footsteps echo on the marble steps leading me upward … Continue reading

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After the End…There is Hope

In the newly released documentary film “After the End- A Journey Through Loss to Hope”(2013), director Andrew Morgan and producer Michael Ross embark on a journey that will take them across the country interviewing those who have lost loved ones. They … Continue reading

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Memorial Quilts: A Patchwork of Memories

A few years ago I was invited to be present at the hospital for a friend’s passing. As I sat with his family in the final hours a hospice nurse arrived with a beautiful handmade quilt. She explained to us … Continue reading

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Grieving the loss of an Animal Companion

For many of us our first experience with death and loss is as a child when we lose an animal companion. At five years old I was mystified when I discovered my pet goldfish floating at the top of her … Continue reading

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The Art of the Urn

When the time comes for our spirit to leave the body the shell that remains is returned to the four elements: fire, earth, wind, and water. Many choose cremation as a way of giving the body over to fire, transforming … Continue reading

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