Doses of Comfort

During the grief journey, you may find it helpful to schedule in time devoted to acts of mourning. Consider it a “dose” of comfort–a time to intentionally focus your thoughts on your loss, explore your feelings, and work through your grief. During this time you can look at pictures, write in a journal, listen to music, pray, replay memories of your loved one, or simply allow yourself to cry. Choose something that releases some of your pain. Whenever possible, follow your “dose” with a nurturing or relaxing activity, such as taking a walk, meeting a friend for coffee, or escaping into a good book or movie. Taking time for mourning and for self-care promotes healing.

You can find further insights into grief and suggestions for healing in Doses of Comfort, which is now available for $2.99 on Kindle and $5.31 in print at amazon.comEach daily dose includes practical ideas for healing your heart and rebuilding your life after loss. 

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Be Nurtured By Nature

During every season of grief, we can experience the nurture of nature. This includes taking time to smell the roses…or wildflowers, and maybe even bringing a bouquet inside. Buds and blossoms can renew our hope that, though our world has changed, life continues. We can relieve stress by taking a walk, soaking in the sights, smells and sounds…looking for beauty that we’ve overlooked before.

We can find joy in seeing hummingbirds and bright Tanagers, and gain strength from watching majestic eagles soar. Each spring brings such a variety of new life. Basking in the warmth of the sun can encourage our hearts, and even the rain can help cleanse our minds. On a clear night, we can regain perspective as we gaze into the heavens.

Throughout our journey, we can find healing through God’s incredible—and nurturing—gift of nature.

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