Join Hillside Memorial Park in an online Remembrance Service for Father’s Day. Download the flyer for more information.
After the death of her daughter, Martha Whitmore Hickman wrote a wonderful book, Healing After Loss — daily meditations for working through grief. Many members of the HOPE community have talked about this powerful resource during group sessions. Hickman structures each … Continue reading →
Author and former monk Jay Shetty has a message for those living alone during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently leading a 20-day, live meditation series on Instagram, he says we should strive to do one thing each day that brings us … Continue reading →
By Jo Christner, Psy.D. Being alone without another person’s physical presence is an interesting circumstance. Isn’t it already painful enough that your spouse died and you’ve been thrust into a solitary life that you didn’t ask for and don’t want? … Continue reading →
By Lynne Goldklang Grief is an intense missing, longing, wanting, yearning for what can never be. Grief is loss so profound that relief is impossible, undesirable — an insult to love lost. Grief is forever and healing an illusion of … Continue reading →
By Don Phillipson If you are in or have been through a HOPE Connection spousal loss support group, were you surprised by the depth and strength of the bonds you formed with other group members? It probably shouldn’t come as … Continue reading →
By Michael Arvanitis I don’t like this. I am Lonely And I don’t know what else to do. Being isolated and by myself Brings back memories of my last months with You.
By Evelyn Pechter, Psy.D. Bob Dylan was right — there are all kinds of changes that come. Layers upon layers of change. Among those layers are welcome changes: for example, a new baby in the family, a new son or … Continue reading →
By Lynn Ungar, Unitarian Minister What if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now, on trying to make the worlddifferent than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch … Continue reading →
By Sheila Newton, Ph.D., LMFT Like a thick veil slowly descending, blanketing itself over you and obscuring your vision, you can’t help but give in to the weight of its powerful effect. These are times when you cannot think, cannot … Continue reading →