Healing

Day of the Dead

The Hospice Insider | November 2, 2016 November 1st and 2nd: Day of the Dead Also known as Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead is strongly associated with Mexico, although marked throughout Latin America. Dia de los Muertos…


Start Your Care Community Today

June 28th, 2016 | The Hospice Insider The Hospice Insider proudly offers Careopolis – your private, invitation-only, online tool for keeping your loved ones close in times when it matters.  A Careopolis is a healing, community-building tool we offer to families through…


What function do tears, crying play in grieving process?

Mark Roth for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 14, 2016 “Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.” — Christian Nevell Bovee That epigram, from an early American writer, has a great deal of scientific truth to it, says University of Pittsburgh psychiatry professor Lauren…


Finding My New Normal in Widowhood

Emily Zarecki for Huffington Post | March 14, 2016 It wasn’t until July 2009 that I had ever given the idea of a new normal, not to mention the need for finding one, any thought. There wasn’t a need for…





Grief and acceptance of loss over time

The Kubler-Ross Grief Cycle

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross was a doctor in Switzerland who was very unhappy about this unkindness and spent a lot of time with dying people, both comforting and studying them. She wrote a book, called ‘On Death and Dying’ which included a cycle of emotional states that is often referred to (but not exclusively called) the Grief Cycle.