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“Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.”
–Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Grief spelled with sticks over moss and leaves

The Nature of Grief

Grief is a normal response to the experience of loss. We grieve when we anticipate the loss of someone,  lose or leave a place to live, lose financial or status change, experience ambiguous losses like those of the current pandemic, and when we hear news of the destruction of our planet. While keeping in mind that grief is...

smooth stones with word Believe

Are you Feeling: Overwhelmed? Stressed? Unhappy?

Paula will share with you how she fought back from depression, anxiety and agoraphobia to a new emotional free, productive life. By taking all the tools she learned from many different areas of treatment Paula created a simple 7 step program. As someone who has “been there”, Paula is now sharing her program with you...

Hands making a heart in front of the sunset

Sexual Bereavement: renegotiating sexuality and intimacy in the context of illness and death

Sexual grief. It seems that no one wants to talk about it. Yet, just like every other form of grief, it can have a serious impact on our health and overall well-being during and beyond the period of our bereavement.  So, as uncomfortable as it may be for some of us, acknowledging and attending to that grief is...

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Coping with grief in a pandemic at the holidays!

This is the time of year when anxieties about the holidays begin to creep up on us, especially if we’re grieving a loss of a significant relationship, loss of a pet of companion, the loss of our employment, health or home. The losses and stress we feel may be going unnoticed or unacknowledged because of all the pandemic...

Tea, Cake and Conversation – Death Cafe Windsor & Essex County

During an early morning meeting, a friend leaned over to me and whispered, “I recently went to something called a Death Cafe.” She continued, “You should check it out, you like to talk about all that death stuff!” She was right. Today I am an End-of-Life Doula but at that time...