Griefwalker - This 70-minute documentary introduces us to Stephen Jenkinson, the leader of a palliative care counseling team at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, and his awareness of death as the crucible in which our love of life is born.
Stand in Another Place - In this video, Nancy Slonim Aroni shows how her rich, many-layered life could not be so without her anguish and sorrow alongside her love and joy.
Irene - If you need a dose of exuberant joy, listen to this music video (3+ min.) by Sofia Jannok, a Swedish/Sami Yoik/Pop/Jazz singer-songwriter.
Sounds of Kindness in Tucson - See how kindness -
especially unexpected compassionate acts – helps heal grief. (Video, 2:06)
(Please pardon the ad that precedes this video, which is worth the brief wait.)
The Ashes Project - "Why do we struggle to talk about loss when it is life's only certainty?" asks Anne J. Koller in this visual memoir of grief, portraying its many faces and inviting us to share our stories, too.
For Katherine -
Poet Conrad Hilberry
reads his poem honoring his daugher (1952-1961) with sorrow, love, and the detail worthy of sentiments so universal.
Blessings - Laura Story sings about mercies in disguise.
"Even the terrible things..." - Mary Schmich writes for the Chicago Tribune about her mother's insights on gratitude becoming clearer near Thanksgiving.
Comfort Zone Camp - A physical place where grieving children can find a voice, a place and a community in which to heal and grow. For an online place to learn and share about grief, visit their associated site Hello Grief.
I Find Your Love - Beth Nielson Chapman's song comes from sorrow's edge with trust, love, and comfort.
Letting Go - Try this online ritual of forgiveness that
uses mindful action as a tool to break through tightly-held patterns of thought and behavior.
Beauty Crowds Me - "When words are inadequate, music can provide the language of the soul." This collection of exquisite healing music benefits listeners as well as the hospice center to which all the proceeds go.
Why Are We Happy? - And why aren't we happy? Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert gives a TED lecture about our "psychological immune system," challenging the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want.
Special Memories -
Two sisters reminisce about their last Thanksgiving dinner with their mother in this oral history from NPR's StoryCorps program.
Project Happiness - Students from California, Tibet, and Nigeria discover the connection between ethics and happiness through the Dalai Lama's writings, conversations with each other, and a private meeting with His Holiness.
On Losing Everything - Without lapsing into platitudes, filmmaker David Hoffman talks about almost everything he owned in a fire that destroyed his home, office and 30 years of passionate collecting. He looks back at a life that's been wiped clean in an instant -- and looks forward.
a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), provides information and resources for those experiencing grief and loss.
CarePages offers free, personal webpages to connect family and friends in a support network during illness and injury.
Griefnet.org is an Internet community of people dealing with grief, death,
and major loss. The site offer email support groups, resources
for kids, an opportunity to create and view memorials, and much
Through a Glass Darkly: This Sun magazine interview of Miriam Greenspan by Barbara Platek - both of whom are psychotherapists and authors - explores the "emotional alchemy" through which dark emotions like grief, fear, and despair can be transformed.
Loving What Is: When we argue with reality, we cut short our chances at happiness.
Byron Katie offers a practical form of inquiry that helps set us
Hugs and Hope: Children fighting for their lives have very little to smile about. You can change that by gifts of friendship.
Random Acts of Kindness offer us one sure route to happiness.