Category: Grief and Loss

My very first Hindu Memorial Service

In the field of hospital chaplaincy, one of the best aspects (among many) is that opportunities are presented continually that challenge the chaplain to go above and beyond the type of care he or she can provide to the patient, family and hospital staff….

Native Languages and Communication – The Spiritual Need to Belong

During my very first unit of clinical training, we were taught about the spiritual needs that are part of being human. One of them is the need to belong – Of belonging to something, to someone, to a community, to a nation, to the…

Being Broken-Hearted

Being heartbroken. Sounds familiar, right? A life situation : She loves him, with every essence of her being. She believes he loves her the same. “I’d never leave you.” He promised her. “I’d rather die.” He said. He left – but did not die. …

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