Health and Wellness

Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief

Darcie D. Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS

Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief – The Healing Power Of An Intentional And Caring Presence

Where do you go when your heart is breaking, the grief is overwhelming and your family and friends have grown weary of your sadness? Who is there to listen to the seemingly endless stream of personal pain? Finding support systems and resources can be a daunting task, especially when the pain is so great that getting up off the couch is almost impossible.

My guest this week is Pat Schwiebert, of Grief Watch in Portland, Oregon. Pat has been working in the area of bereavement for over40 years as a nurse, educator and counselor. She co-founded a number of support groups in the Portland area and was an early pioneer in providing home hospice care for AIDS patients in the 1970’s. She is the author of 8 books about grief and says her best teachers were those who were grieving the loss of special people in their lives and invited her to walk along side them in their sorrow.

Join me as we explore the power of being an intentional and caring presence. You can learn more about Grief Watch and their many grief resources by visiting

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