Grief and Loss

Too often, in the West, we treat loss with denial, and death as a failure. This collection presents leading thinkers and practitioners who understand illness and imperfection as part of wholeness, and death as a developmental stage – an opportunity for learning, repair, and completion of our lives.

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June 07, 2014
By Gloria Jean Bubba

A daughter shares this meditation on the grief and the loss that comes slowly from losing her mother to Alzheimer's disease. Through the story of Gethsemane, she finds an uncomfortable solace and a quiet rebuke for falling asleep while waiting.

December 16, 2014
By Joe DePlasco

A brother contemplates the loss of his sister to cancer, the place where she searched for home, and the stories that rise up within him.

January 21, 2014
By Mariah Helgeson

What happens when we choose anger and hatred over vulnerability and love? A short video with a World War II veteran who tells a personal story about being confronted by the German enemy and the power of music.