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: 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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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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Resilience Says Find the Humor

This is part fifth of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. It was still dark when we checked out of our hotel. Packs on our backs, we trekked the two miles to the bus station on the outskirts of Manali,…
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Resilience Says Stay Curious

This is part three of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. A basic support for a joyful mind is curiosity, paying attention, taking an interest in the world around you. Happiness is not required, but being curious without a heavy…
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Handling the Holidays

The holiday season can offer a time to reflect and remember and it can be a time of great joy. We at Faith & Grief recognize that when you are grieving, the holidays may also be a difficult time. Here are a few suggestions for handling the holidays when you are grieving. The biggest takeaway,…
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Resilience, Can you Adapt?

To watch her navigate those extremely difficult days was inspirational and instructive.  She embodied the word resilient.