Hospice for Children: ‘Families Are Desperate and Need This’

Countless Americans understand and have grown to count on the irreplaceable quality of care and support that hospice provides when a loved one is terminally ill or dying. But there is a niche the palliative care program is looking to better serve: children. The Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, are working to become home…

Nearly 13,000 children up to age 19 die each year in the United States from an unintentional injury, and about 1,250 die of cancer nationwide. A discussion of hospice is not a conversation anyone wants to have; hope and healing are always the goal. But far too many families find themselves in this reality and are unsure of where to go to give their children the best possible last days if all other options have failed. [Continue reading]

Helpful Tips for Coping with Grief

  There are many different types of grief. We grieve the loss of a loved one, but to an extent we grieve any loss. We may feel a sense of grief when our children leave home, or a friend moves away, when someone we love is terminally ill or … [Continue reading]

Why the Best Grief Counselors Are the Ones Who Have Suffered Loss

Grief comes in many forms and, unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all remedy to take away some of the suffering of loss. Sometimes that loss comes in the form of the death of a loved one and other times it is the result of the breakup of a … [Continue reading]

President Obama mourns slain Dallas Officers

 They 'shared a commitment to something larger than themselves' DALLAS — President Barack Obama extolled the five police officers slain in Dallas as examples for Americans to follow, talking at length Tuesday about their service before calling on … [Continue reading]

Australian Boy Sews 365 Teddy Bears a Year for the Grieving, Sick

 When Campbell Remess couldn't afford to buy Christmas gifts for children in the hospital, he started making teddy bears for them. Nearly three years later, the Australian 12-year-old is still sewing-and he sends these one-of-a-kind plush toys to hot … [Continue reading]

Grief Anniversaries

Do you feel all alone with the anniversary of your loss comes up?  Or maybe, it's the time of the day or the day of the week that strikes sad reminders.  It can be very difficult to deal with these times, as no one else can relate to your grieving … [Continue reading]

Bereavement Book Helps Expectant Mothers Deal with Grief, Love, and Loss

  "Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy" Helps Women Cope with Infant Death PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Expectant mothers who are grieving over the death of their … [Continue reading]

Managing Personal Change: 4 Tasks of Mourning

 And Faith View of Death For almost 20 years, Ancilla our management consulting company has helped facilitate breakthrough change for over a hundred local and multinational companies in the country and the Asean region with much success. We have … [Continue reading]

‘Mia Madre’: Graceful Portrait of Grief

  “Mia Madre,” by award-winning Italian director Nanni Moretti, paints the moving portrait of a woman faced with her mother’s death. The movie revolves around Marguerita, a successful film director. Her mother is in the hospital. The film’s shooting … [Continue reading]

Thousands in Paris attend memorial service for Friday’s terror victims

 The bell of Notre Dame tolled as around 3.000 people attended a special memorial service for the victims of Friday evening’s terror attacks. Among the anonymous congregation – the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Former President Valéry Giscard … [Continue reading]