Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Words of Encouragement

Any hobbit fans out there? Here is a deeply meaningful line from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. "The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, love grows perhaps the greater." (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring)
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Grief Responses to COVID-19

The Grief Recovery Handbook, written by John W. James and Russell Friedman states, “Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind.”  So how does this fit in with COVID-19?
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Coping with Grief on Valentine’s Day

Holidays can be very difficult for those who have lost a loved one. Valentine’s Day can be especially hard if you are mourning the death of your spouse or partner. Stores decorated in pink and red, emphasizing love and romance, can feel especially cruel for someone filled with grief and loneliness, regardless of how much time has passed since their partner’s death.