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Five Stages of Grief - CompassionCare Hospice

Five Stages of Grief Losing someone we love leaves us with feelings of unbearable pain, and while everyone grieves differently, there are five stages of grief that most people go through after experiencing a loss. Very Well Mind describes the five stages as follows. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Denial The first stage of the grief process is denial…. Read more »


COVID-19 and Guilt - CompassionCare Hospice

Video: How to Handle Feelings of Guilt   COVID-19 and Guilt By: Michael Larrimore, Director of Bereavement Services ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.” -Coco Chanel ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Feelings of Anger and Guilt Anger can be a common emotion we experience when we have lost someone close to us. We seek someone… Read more »


Grief During the Holidays - CompassionCare Hospice

Grief. It’s a small word with a big effect. At worst it is crippling. At best it is nagging. And holidays seem to magnify the heartache that follows grief, regardless of when the loss took place. For some, pushing through the holidays and honoring time old traditions can be the perfect way to memorialize a… Read more »


Is COVID-19 the source of your grief? - CompassionCare Hospice

That nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach. The worry that you just can’t shake. The anxiety that you’re feeling. It’s easy to recognize stress, fear, and worry. But at its core, these feelings of stress, fear, or worry could really be expressions of an even deeper emotion—grief. During this time of uncertainty with… Read more »




5 Tips | Grief & The Holidays - CompassionCare Hospice

The holiday season is here, which means family get-togethers, gift-giving, and happy times. For some this is the case, but for others, this can be a time filled with grief and sadness. Holidays are for spending time with those we love the most, so how can someone be expected to handle this time when a loved one… Read more »


Dear Mom - CompassionCare Hospice

I see you, but it isn’t you.  The same eyes, the same smile, the same face. But you’re leaving me, one breath at a time, going to a peaceful place in your mind where there’s no place for me. The arms that used to hold me are quiet at your sides.  The legs that used… Read more »


It’s Okay to Feel Shocked - CompassionCare Hospice

The death of a loved one is a hard reality to grasp. Often, it can feel like a bad dream that you just can’t wake up from. Although you may know that your loved one is very sick or in the process of dying, the unavoidability of dying always feels sudden, unforeseen and unbelievable. It’s… Read more »