Stories

Streaming Grief

Streaming Grief – Grief in Pop Culture

In the last few years, you may have noticed that grief has become a theme in some of the most successful shows on streaming services and network television. Amazon’s Fleabag, Netflix’s After Life, Dead to Me, and the latest from the streaming giant, Never Have I Ever, are just a few of the recent shows…
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memorialize loved ones

How to Memorialize Loved Ones

“I Will Remember You . . .” The singer-songwriter Sara McLachlan’s song “I Will Remember You,” reminds us that a person’s story has two parts: their memories of us, and our memories of them. You play an important part in telling your loved one’s story after they die. Finding ways to memorialize someone not only…
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Spiritual Practice Mandala

The mandala (Sanskrit for “circle” or “completion”) has a long history and is recognized for its deep spiritual meaning and representation of wholeness. Praying with a mandala can be healing and a source of reflection of one’s soul. Learn more about our grief workshop and weekend retreats. Learn more about our grief workshop and weekend…
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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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Super Nova: A Mother’s Grief

A guest post by Elaine Gantz “Elliot burned brighter than any of us,” whispered Mike Welch, Elliot’s freshman-year college roommate, his sweet voice cracking with despair. He threw his arms around me as we stood together, suspended in the stalled receiving line at the memorial service, sobbing in waves of unison. We broke from a…
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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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Hope & Grief

Grief & Hope in the Unknown – a message from Co-Founder Wendy Fenn

As author Megan Devine puts it:  “The way we deal with grief in our culture is broken.” Many grew up conditioned to ignore even very deep griefs like the loss of one’s parent, so we learn to bury the very real feelings that need attention, on the hope that the feelings will go away with…
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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?”