Epilogue is the official bereavement newsletter of Faith and Hope Hospice, the best hospice Los Angeles County has to offer. Serving Los Angeles, Pasadena, and the surrounding communities.
Welcome to Epilogue’s first edition of 2020!
This issue of the bereavement newsletter explores:
- the use of Aromatherapy as a way to cope with grief.
- Common Experiences of Grief
- Six R Processes of Mourning
- Recipe for Santa Fe Stew
- Aromatherapy Resources
- Book Review: The Year of Magical Thinking
- Movie Review: The Fundamentals of Caring
A Note From Your Bereavement Services Coordinator
We’ve made it through the holiday season. Parties, presents, plays, and performances have passed. Now we return to life as normal…well, as normal as life can be. Grief doesn’t reset or go away with the excitement of the holidays. The journey with grief continues. Many people do try New Year’s resolutions or use this time to start life anew. While re-entering everyday life is a milestone in the grief process, a new year doesn’t necessarily make a person ready for it.
In this issue of Epilogue, we’ll learn about the “6R’s of Mourning,” one of which is “reentering daily life.” We’ll also see that this occurs well into the grief process for many people. This issue also looks at the role aromatherapy can play in coping with grief and resources on the topic. One of our hospice volunteers, Theodore Huynh, also contributed a great review of the book The Year of Magical Thinking for this edition of the newsletter. So, a special thanks to him for his contribution.
As you enter the new year, I wish you well, and know that
you are not alone in your grief.
Faith and Hope Hospice & Palliative Care is a family-owned company based in Pasadena, CA. We are a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, accredited by The Joint Commission, and We Honor Veterans- Level 1 certified.
Faith & Hope was first established in 2007 out of a little office in Burbank, CA. We now serve Burbank, Pasadena, Los Angeles, and the surrounding communities.
Meeting our patient’s psychosocial needs is our priority. We provide comfort care wherever our patients live by using a holistic approach toward their illnesses. We also recognize that tending to the family’s emotional needs is as crucial as the patient’s needs. That’s why were considered the best hospice Los Angeles has to offer.