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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

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

Community In Spirit

by Jo Christner, Psy.D.

By Jo Christner, Psy.D. Having had a loved one recently die, every HOPE group member is keenly aware that life can take an unexpected and devastating turn in an instant. In the last couple of weeks, we have all had … Continue reading

Little Things Mean A Lot

by Lynne Goldklang, MFT

“Raindrops on Roses and whiskers on kittens.Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens.” You probably recognize those song lyrics from Sound Of Music. It is easy to dismiss that song as a bit of tuneful fluff with charming images. Another way of … Continue reading