Guest Writers, Personal Loss

Finding Faith After Loss

I remember the month my grandmother died well. My grandmother was my best friend. Growing up, I was attached to her hip. We went everywhere together, and I used to beg my parents to drop me off at her house quite frequently. As she got older, she became more recluse, overwhelmed by the anxieties of… Continue reading Finding Faith After Loss

Bereavement, Guest Writers

Children Grieve Too

November is Children's Grief Awareness Month. Since 2003, Joel's Place for Children, a Cleveland-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, provides grief support to school-aged children and their families who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives. Children and teens across the world are experiencing grief in ways that are more complicated and often more traumatic… Continue reading Children Grieve Too

Bereavement, Guest Writers

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Grieving

Did you know that grief can weaken your immune system, increase blood pressure, cause changes in your digestive system, and lead to headaches and disturbed sleep? Grief is a normal and necessary reaction to a significant change or loss in our lives. Even though it may be hard, it is important to take care of… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Grieving

Guest Writers, Messages from Heaven

Carmen in Nicaragua

As a current Clevelander, I have had the chance to visit our beautiful All Souls Cemetery, with its many lovely headstones and monuments to dear loved ones no longer with us. I have also attended funeral services at the Hindi temple, and Jewish cemeteries. What has struck me most about these experiences were not the… Continue reading Carmen in Nicaragua

Guest Writers

Losing the One We Love the Most

Have you ever felt like an individual in your life was placed there as a gift from God? That God knew how much you would need that person, and intentionally blessed you with the presence of this special soul in your life or family? I have many times heard women say, “My husband was God’s… Continue reading Losing the One We Love the Most