Roles Of Volunteer Clergy At Area Hospitals As Pastoral Care Staff Members…

Roles Of Volunteer Clergy At Area Hospitals As Pastoral Care Staff Members...

Most consumers and patients don’t realize that members of the clergy on site at area hospitals are not employed by the hospital because we are volunteers.  Often my role is as a hospice clergy to offer comfort to families during the window of passing for the patient and occasionally for the patient if they have … [Read more…]

Funerals, Family Fights & Fun Memories? Inlaws & Outlaws Bring The Drama…

Funerals, Family Fights & Fun Memories? Inlaws & Outlaws Bring The Drama...

Some of my “most memorable memories” these past five years have been at funerals. Just as a first meeting with a new client can be unpredictable and often surprising- funerals are often more drama filled than the weddings, pawning parties, Liquidations & baby showers!  Why? Because #Cindyism “When you are the trail boss- the road … [Read more…]

Understanding Complicated Grief Syndrome, Hoarding & The Death Of A Loved One…

Understanding Complicated Grief Syndrome, Hoarding & The Death Of A Loved One...

In psychiatry, complicated grief disorder (CGD) is a proposed disorder for those who are significantly and functionally impaired by prolonged grief symptoms for at least one month after six months of bereavement.  It is distinguished from non impairing grief and other disorders. Understanding the symptoms of complicated grief isn’t easy but, there are signs:  Persistent … [Read more…]