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Grieving Alone

by Don Phillipson

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

Being… Alone

by Jo Christner, Psy.D.

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

On Grief

by Lynne Goldklang, MFT

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

Will You Understand?

by Michael Arvanitis

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 Lynn Ungar

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

The Grief Fog

by Sheila Newton, Ph.D., LMFT

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