Category: Caregivers

Fish Tales and Grief

by Eric Markinson, Chaplain at CC Young Senior Living and guest on episode three of the Faith & Grief Podcast. Far and away my favorite hymn is “I Love to Tell the Story,” because I believe in the power of story to change, to transform, and to heal. Thanks for the privilege of being able…
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Spiritual Practice Object Prayer

The object prayer is a way to find the sacred in objects that are special to you or that may remind you of your loved one who has died. Read through this exercise or download a copy for yourself to practice, You can view the breath prayer here if you need a refresher. Learn more…
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Spiritual Practice The Prayer of Examen

This prayer is a way of becoming aware of God‘s presence in our daily life. In reviewing the events, thoughts, actions, feelings, and dreams of the past twenty-four hours, God invites us to notice occasions and patterns of mercy, even in times of transition and heartache. The God who created you also lovingly desires to…
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Spiritual Practice: Labyrinth

In each session of the Faith & Grief Workshop, we explore a spiritual practice. Labyrinths are ancient paths designed to lead persons to encounter the Living God. They are not mazes. Mazes are designed to get a person lost. Labyrinths are designed to guide persons to “be found by the Holy.” Download this finger labyrinth…
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Spiritual Practice: Reflecting on Your Story

In the Faith & Grief workshop, we look at the dyanmics of grief, share in group discussions and experience a spiritual practice. This spiritual practice on journaling helps you tell your story and story of your relationship with the loved one you grieve. Journaling doesn’t just have to be through writing, you can tell your…
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Free Resource: Helping vs. Serving

Instead of asking “How can I help?”, consider asking “How can I serve?”

Community Grief

Community grief provides an opportunity to share love and hope with others. The focus is on our grief and our hope, not on other agendas. You can download this handout to share with those in your community.

Partners in Grief: Support After the Loss of Your Child

Partners in Grief Partners in grief – are you struggling to connect? In any relationship, there will be few events more difficult than the loss of a child. Your partner in grief is one of the best tools to have on your side during this experience. It is an entirely subjective and personal experience, too…
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Spiritual Practice – Breath Prayer

Welcome to the spiritual practices we feature in our Faith & Grief Workshop. The Breath Prayer or Breath Meditation is an intentional breathing practice that can help ground you and focus on connecting with the Holy. We invite you to join us for the eight-session workshop where we explore the nature of grief, share your…
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Grief Story – Legacy of a Quilt and a Sofa

This Grief Story is written by Faith & Grief Facilitator, Bob Nelson Growing up on the west side of Chicago in the fifties, certain truths were self-evident: one’s address determined safety; anonymity was security; wealth was centered in the suburbs where kids could play on something called a lawn; and most significantly, an impersonal universe…
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