8 Tips to Manage Your Grief Through the Holidays

It can take something as simple as a word or a song to bring back memories – and tears – for Joe Borgman. When his beloved wife, Jeanie, died last August after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer, he was bereft. “She was my life,” he says simply, “and I lost that.” After 46 years of […]

Emmanuel Hospice Grief Support Events

We understand that Grief is a multifaceted response to losing a loved one. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, Grief also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual, and philosophical dimensions. We also understand the journey through grief was never meant to be traveled alone. In collaboration with Gilda’s Club and Sunset Manor […]

If It’s Not “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, Let Us Help…

The winter holidays are generally perceived as “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for those who are facing grief after the death of a loved one, the holidays may instead be a time filled with pain and sadness. Even those for whom grief is not as fresh, the holidays may serve as an […]

Change is Grief and Grief is Change

By Heather O’Brien-Director of Volunteer and Bereavement Services Change and loss are a given in the great journey of life, but we often save grief for the “big” losses like deaths of loved ones. There are many other losses we all experience every year in daily life. They may include moving, a child growing up, […]

Grieving the Death of a Spouse

After a spouse passes-on, the world can never be the same. One enters a state of grief, moving from feelings of shock, fear, and numbness, possibly into a state of guilt for being the one to survive. It’s not uncommon to feel anger towards your partner for abandoning you. There is no clear roadmap for […]

How to Deal With Losses as You Age

The older you get the more loss you are going to experience and this loss will take many forms including friends, family, and even co-workers and people from around your neighborhood. Death is a part of life, but it doesn’t mean that grief gets any easier to handle. Losing those that you love and care […]

Grieving the Death of a Spouse

After a spouse passes-on, the world can never be the same. One enters a state of grief, moving from feelings of shock, fear, and numbness, possibly into a state of guilt for being the one to survive. It’s not uncommon to feel anger towards your partner for abandoning you. There is no clear roadmap for […]

Are there really 5 stages of grief?

by Russell Friedman for griefrecoverymethod.com Many years ago Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote a book entitled On Death and Dying. The book identified five stages that a dying person goes through when they are told that they have a terminal illness. Those stages are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. For many years, in the absence of […]