The Voice on the Answering Machine

by Linda Campanella “Erasing” is an act that seems especially difficult when one is coming to terms with loss and grief. Dad still has not felt inclined or able to erase the greeting on his answering machine at home; his sweetheart’s voice exists in our memories and, more accessibly, on that tape. I experience a …

Coping with Grief and Stress Through Prayer and Meditation

by Shirley Higdon and Carol Stead Grief is a natural response to loss.  It is the emotional suffering we feel when someone we love is taken away. Stress is about our perception of events and how we cope. We cannot change the situation if we are grieving the death of a loved one, but we …