Monthly Archives: August, 2015

Enjoying Seasons of Consolation

If you follow this blog you’ll know that my life has had its share of difficulty, discouragement and suffering. A spiritual word for that is desolation. Desolation can be circumstantial, coming with the death of a loved one for instance. It can also be spiritual, like the “dark night of the soul” described by St. …

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Bathing the Dying: how to care for those experiencing grief and loss

I work in for a hospice company as the Bereavement Coordinator. This job encompasses my training in both pastoral care marriage and family therapy. Wanna see a family go haywire? Just have a member die. I get to be there when things are falling apart. I get to be a peaceful presence in a less …

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