"Mindfulness doesn’t mean emptying one’s mind of all thoughts and feelings. It means becoming very aware of one’s full mind (mind-FULL-ness), then learning to focus the mind for beneficial purposes."
"One of the worst aspects of facing a terminal illness or coping with daily life following the death of a loved one can be losing friendships as a result. I believe that if I were to fall seriously ill or a loved one were to die, my friends would stand beside me and support me. I found this isn’t always the case in the years I spent serving as a hospice chaplain."
"When someone we know and care about experiences the death of a close family member or friend, we want to be supportive and offer comfort, but we might not know how. Sometimes we inadvertently make things worse in the things we say or don’t say. Here are some tips to help you offer the best comfort you can..."