A Mother’s Vigil

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Mon April 7, 2014 in Grief Support

By Michelle Miller Hospice by the Bay Bereavement Intern This past March 25, I celebrated my daughter Carolyn’s 21st birthday. I had been anticipating this event and when it finally arrived, I decided I wanted to spend it doing something that she would enjoy doing. Since a trip to Paris wasn’t in the budget, I […] Read more »

Sibling Loss as Powerfully Affecting as Death of a Spouse or Parent

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Fri February 21, 2014 in Grief Support

By Cristin Brew, MFT, Bereavement Counselor, Hospice by the Bay Shared history is a powerful bond, and few relationships reach back as far as those with siblings. Regardless of birth order or age difference, closeness or rivalry, the relationship with our brothers or sisters is often the longest lasting connection that we experience in our […] Read more »

Being with the Dying: A Gift of Grace

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue December 31, 2013 in Grief Support

by Elizabeth River, Hospice by the Bay Spiritual Support Counselor The end of a year is when we often reflect on those we’ve lost. The following story is written by Elizabeth River, Spiritual Support Counselor at Hospice by the Bay since 2008. And remember, if you would like some help coping with grief in your […] Read more »

Celebrating the Lights in Our Lives

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue December 17, 2013 in Grief Support

Winter holidays are celebrated with light, the warm glow of each candle or twinkling bulb doing its part to chase away the darkness. At this year’s “Lights of Remembrance” community gatherings in Sonoma and Santa Rosa, our brightly lit trees and candle-lighting ceremonies helped honor or memorialize those who have been lights in our lives. […] Read more »

Coping During the Holidays

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Sun November 10, 2013 in Grief Support

When grieving the loss of a loved one, making it through the holiday season can be particularly stressful, especially when you’re surrounded by messages that insist we should “be merry.” Lauren Kenney, Hospice by the Bay’s Grief Bereavement Services Manager, has compiled an excellent list of suggestions to help ease your stress. Here are just […] Read more »

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