The Spiritual Side of Bereavement

We are often asked whether Pilgrims Hospice Society is affiliated with a particular religion. The answer is no – but we welcome people from all faiths and backgrounds, and those without any religious beliefs. In his short article, The Spiritual Side of Bereavement, Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, (Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of [...]

2019-02-14T11:39:20-06:00 February 14th, 2019|Grief & Bereavement, Stories|

Grief Care for the Holidays

The Holidays are often a difficult time for those who are actively grieving and those who continue to mourn over the years. In a Season where we are expected to be joyful and giving, it can be hard to be present when tears are flowing and our heart is aching. The message that this [...]

2018-12-11T14:47:24-06:00 December 10th, 2018|Grief & Bereavement, Support Articles|

When you don’t know what to say…

When those around us experience the death of a loved one, finding the right words to say can sometimes feel difficult. For National Bereavement Day, November 20, we’ve put together a list of items for a Grief Care Kit you can easily make, to help express your condolences. Feel free to modify the outline [...]

2018-11-20T11:44:16-06:00 November 19th, 2018|Grief & Bereavement|

Finding Your Way Through Grief – Anita Clark

The death of someone we love changes our lives forever. From the day my son died when he was 21, nine years ago, I have a “before” timeline and an “after” timeline. The two will never merge. I think of him every day and still wonder what may have been or how his life [...]

2018-05-17T10:29:00-06:00 March 23rd, 2018|Grief & Bereavement|

A Teen’s Journey Through Grief

On Tuesday, December 9, 2008, my baba (grandma)’s two year battle with cancer was finally over. Although we expected it, nobody was ready for it. I felt grief overwhelm my body – but at the time, had no idea what grief was. It was an unknown force making me feel cold, sick, angry, sad, a [...]

2018-02-12T13:43:20-06:00 May 20th, 2015|Client Stories, Grief & Bereavement, Stories|