Welcome! Epilogue March-April 2021


Epilogue is the official bereavement newsletter of Faith & Hope Hospice in Pasadena CA

In this issue we explore:

• Laughter & Grief
• Book Recommendation: Nothing Was the Same by Kay Redfield Jamison
• Movie Review: Things We Lost in the Fire
• Grief Explored: Tasks of Mourning
• Grief & (No) Sleep: Part I
• Recipe for Totsong Bangus (Milkfish)
• Grief Bingo

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A Note from Your Bereavement Services Coordinator

The daffodils in my mother’s garden have started to bloom,
and that means that spring will soon be here. The days are already getting
longer and the temperatures are warmer.

In this edition of Epilogue, we look at the Tasks of
Mourning as a way to cope with grief. It combines several ideas that I think
are important to cope with loss, including working through the pain of grief
and finding an enduring connection with the deceased. It also avoids the stages
of grief that have been misunderstood and misapplied over the years.

We will also look at the role of laughter in coping with
grief. It’s a surprisingly helpful way to cope with loss. That    combined with our Grief Bingo make this a
rather fun edition of the bereavement newsletter. I hope that you enjoy it as
much as I enjoyed creating it!

Reid Jacobs, APHSW-C, MSW, CT
Bereavement Services Coordinator

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