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Grief and Hope: Pathways to Healing

Hands holding candleGrief is our human response to loss of any kind and can come with many different thoughts and feelings.  Each person grieves in their own way and at their own pace, and a new loss can sometimes stir up feelings and memories from past losses. 

Grief is not something that anyone "gets over," but the way one experiences grief changes as healing continues.   Sometimes grief starts before an actual loss happens. This time of adjustment can be painful, and also can provide a special opportunity for meaningful connections, storytelling, and preparation.   

 Healing takes time, patience and love, and we hope that these resources offer some starting points. For many people, sharing about their experience, connecting with others, and finding meaningful ways to honor their memories can help them find hope along the way.