Self-Care Strategies for Valentine’s Day

Self-Care Strategies for Valentine’s Day

For those of us grieving the loss of a loved one, Valentine’s Day can be difficult. It can heighten the awareness of your loss. And it is everywhere. You can’t even go to the grocery store without being confronted with reminders of celebrations of love. There are...
Gratitude

Gratitude

We at Hospice talk about Self Care in all of our teachings. We know that we will not have enough bandwidth left over to care for another if we don’t care for ourselves first. We believe that practicing Self Care is essential. Truthfully, it can be hard to...
Normal?

Normal?

It is hard to understand – grief – until it happens to you. People don’t really get it. Our society has taught us that grief is something that we can just get over. We are taught that we must just get back to a normal life, be the same person we have always been. When...
We Are Asking the Wrong Questions

We Are Asking the Wrong Questions

When we grieve, the questions we ask are: How can I get over this? How can I fix this? Why am I feeling like this? What’s wrong with me? These are the wrong questions to ask. These questions set us up for struggle, for self-criticism and pressure. The question to ask...
A Grief Interrupted

A Grief Interrupted

How do we grieve when our ways of grieving have been disrupted? Our funerals, Celebrations of Life, and Gatherings are gone for now. They have all been put on hold. We adapt by doing video conferencing, but there is something healing about being in the same room with...