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Posted by: Corry Roach on 6/26/2008 | 0 Comments


 This is part two and the conclusion to the last blog post on care and support of the dying and their loved ones.

Posted by: Corry Roach on 6/25/2008 | 0 Comments

 I recently received numerous questions from a concerned person, all specifically around how to interact with a dying loved one.  Although no specific circumstances were given, guidelines were requested regarding behaviour, and how to most effectively relate to a dying person, whether they are an acquaintance, a friend or a family member.

Because it can be such a time of stress and tensions, there was concern expressed about the issues of unfinished business that all relationships go through, or things that needed to be said and done before death came. Is it time to make peace, or do we let it all just be? How do we know which is best, for both parties? How do we address sensitive issues if  not everyone agrees on what or how to proceed?

Questions were asked around letting patients die with minimal intervention (referrred to as a Do Not Rescucitate, or DNR), as opposed to signifcant intervention during end of life care, and  the value of dying with dignity and peace were discussed. When is enough, enough? How do we know? How can we make effective decisions when it is such an emotionally draining time?

What kind of emotions are appropriate to feel for the dying person? For ourselves? Is there anything to say or do to let them know that it’s okay for the dying to let go? How can we support decisions we may not agree with, regardless of whether they are made by the dying person or loved ones?

These are all important and relevant questions that most of us run through our minds when we face these issues in our lifetime. I was grateful this person had the courage to ask them.

Posted by: Corry Roach on 6/13/2008 | 0 Comments


It was some time ago that I decided that there must be value to grief and its resolution. Since it is something that I appear to have frequent relationship with in this life, I decided I needed to learn its finer points, as well as the obvious pain and suffering that appear to always accompany it.

Posted by: Corry Roach on 6/13/2008 | 0 Comments


Despite how alone we often feel in our grief, we are truly not ever alone. Despite feeling misunderstood in our pain, there are always those who walk with us as we make this exhaustive journey back into healing.


Posted by: Corry Roach on 6/13/2008 | 0 Comments

Welcome. Feel free to come and join us.

 First, I want to thank you for the courage it has taken for you to stop by. In the admission that you are experiencing this pain of grief, we also know that you want to find meaning in your life again after the devastating loss of a loved one. Reaching out for support is a very courageous and necessary step.

 This website is created as a sanctuary for people like us; a place where we can safely find solace, healing and a place to mourn; where we can learn about all the dynamics of grief and bereavement, so we can heal and become whole again.

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