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In Exile 

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Sharing moments from a tender counseling session with a bereaved mother, Janie Brown takes a strong and compassionate look at the impact of loss on our hearts and our lives. Do we actually “move on?” Do we actually “get over it?”
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An Apprenticeship with Sorrow

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Francis Weller views grieving our current, as well as our "untended" sorrows, as essential for the freedom and vitality of our souls. He says, “Learning to welcome, hold, and metabolize sorrow is the work of a lifetime.”
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Poems About Grief

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Poetry can touch our hearts and minds in a way no other language can. These poems can help us slip past our usual thinking and sink into a wider, deeper, and more intimate wisdom.

Remembering With Love

When we give ourselves the time and space to grieve, we can get to a place where we can remember with love and not just unbearable pain

Deeply Buried

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One man’s unwavering courage to heal his unattended sorrow changed many lives.

Healing Circles: A Poem

Healing Circles Langley host Judith Adams remembers how she survived her husband’s death by banding with others.

A Theme a Month for Hospitals

Being able to anticipate a theme over the course of a month guides us into deeper meaning and clarity.

Commonweal Cancer Help Program Alumni Circles

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We bring forth our most authentic selves, share what is most important, are present with our own and each other’s hearts, share joys and sorrows, and through this, do the soul work that feeds us most profoundly.

Healing Grief Circle

My experience of circle comes from our Healing Grief Circle and fuels the work of growing and spreading circles as much as possible. It was our first gathering, and attending were two bereaved mothers, both of whom had experienced the loss of…

Healing Art Circle

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At St. Paul's Church in Houston, we explore self-discovery topics, such as emotions, stress, loss, strength, self-awareness, and transformation, by pairing them with specific art activities wrapped in healing circles.