Nursing Home Sadness

Nursing Home Sadness or Soul Education? Weekly visits to a local nursing home where I live is a part of my volunteer life.  For various reasons I was not volunteering for hospice and I truly missed not having a patient to visit with. One day I walked into a nursing home and asked to volunteer. They were thrilled to say the least; a little paperwork, TB shot and I was on my way back into the wonderful [...]

By | 2017-11-06T19:46:23+00:00 September 6th, 2014|GRIEF COUNSELING|Comments Off on Nursing Home Sadness

Grieving Suicide

Grieving Suicide, The Bigger Picture   The news of Robin Williams’s suicide came to me when I was driving in my car. The announcer sounded shaken. I knew something was coming other than music or a commercial.  Have you ever noticed how when something really tragic happens that affects a nation or perhaps the world we always remember where we were or what we were doing at the time we heard it? If I asked you right [...]

By | 2017-11-06T19:46:47+00:00 September 1st, 2014|GRIEF COUNSELING|Comments Off on Grieving Suicide

Death Zone is a Holy Place

The news has just come in—news you did not want to be true. But it is true, and you and your family are about to enter the Death Zone. If this is starting to sound like a scary movie it isn’t, and by the time you finish reading this I hope you will lose any fear you may have of the death zone. The fact is, we all will die. This is not a secret. But we [...]

By | 2017-11-06T19:47:12+00:00 August 19th, 2014|GRIEF COUNSELING|Comments Off on Death Zone is a Holy Place

Grieving Our Elders, A Lesson in Love

What do you think of when you look at this picture? Take a minute or two and feel into it.  Look at her gray and pink jacket, his arm around her, his rings, watch, and her sweet pigtails. First thought might be, oh so sweet! Go past that, look at it longer... This was a long life together, married in their 20s. They shared ups and downs, raising children, supporting one another. Those arms, you see, have [...]

By | 2017-11-02T17:27:59+00:00 August 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grieving Our Elders, A Lesson in Love