This page is designed to let visitors discover
the latest additions to the website and information about Journey of Hearts™
arranged in reverse chronological order.
About the Website
This section provides the basic background on
the site and the creative forces behind the creation of site, including
information about the "Griefdoc" and the redesign. This section contains
information on our Mission Statement, Articles & Presentaions, Awards,
information, Site map, Comments from Visitors, and How to Contact this
Loss, Change & Grief
This section contains a various grief AIDE resources
to help visitors to this site understand more about these topics starting
with general information, how to recognize acute responses to grief, and
recognizing the different complications of grief. This section also helps
visitors to assess for the risk of suicide as well as identifying the warning
signs and symptoms that may require further evaluation. Finally this section
includes a variety of ways of coping in general and with the “blues” along
with suggestions for helping adults and children who are grieving.
A Healing Place
The newest addition to the Journey of Hearts™
site. This new section combines carefully selected images with inspirational
and/or motivational quotes, poems blessings, prayers for visitors to just
sit, reflect and experiencing as a calming and/or inspirational site resource.
A Healing Place can also be a place for stress relief where visitors
can take a brief mini mental vacation, a short online coffee break, a respite
from the day-to-day grind. This section also utilizes the healing quality
to nature in the selection of many of the images and includes a two part
article on Nature Awareness.
This section uses encouragement, motivation and
humor to provide inspiration, support and pick-me-ups. This section is
especially for those who need to "Feel Better Now!" It consists
of a variety of different Grief AIDEs—poems, songs, expressions, stories,
quotes, articles and images selected to brighten the day, soothe the heart
and lift the spirit. Resources include: Thing to Do, Ways of Coping, Discover
Rainbows and humor, recognizing that sometimes laugher is the best medicine.
Condolence & Sympathy
This sections uses calming images, soothing words,
and inspirational messages to help with the initial numbing phases, to
nullify the shock and help start slow journey to healing. This section
is for those dealing with the grief response following a loss, crisis or
significant life-changing event either acute or long-standing. Resources
include: Words of Condolence and Words of Inspiration, Ways of Remembering
and Ways of Coping.
This section contains links to educational and
informative resources that cover a variety of different "losses" on Journey
of Hearts™ and on others. This
section provides links to a variety of Medical Resources from A to Z on
topics related to loss. It also provides information on the Medical Internet.
There are a variety of different articles on Loss; Children, Loss
& Grief; Death & Dying; Sudden, Accidental or Traumatic Death;
on Loss the Workplace; Humor and Medical Training. In
addition there are "Other Resources" that include: Poems & Quotes,
Stories, Grief AIDEs, Presentations and links to our "9-11: United in Courage
and Grief" resources. This section also includes Journey of Hearts™
Book Recommendations and Things to Do, Ways to Cope and Ways to Remember.
This section explains Transitional Medicine the
term we formulated for the grief and loss work done utilizing the Journey
of Hearts™ website. Transitional
Medicine combines the best of medicine, psychiatry or counseling, and complementary
therapies with the new field of psychneuroimmunology and utilizes Internet
technology to provide resources and support in the grieving process of
going from loss through a transition to eventually reach healing. The resources
include information On Transformation, On Surviving, On the traditional
concept of "Letting Go" and some of the recent changes in this prevalent
grief concept. In addition there are Articles on Transitional Medicine,
Psychoneuroimmunology, Web Education, Articles & Presentations on Journey
of Hearts™ and Poems, Quotes
& Stories on Transition and Transformation.
Butterflies and Blazes
Butterflies and Blazes (the phoenix) were selected
as dual unifying theme to symbolize the process that people go through—from
loss through transition to healing—in processing the grief response. The
butterfly was chosen to represent transformation, the phoenix to represent
strength and triumphing over adversity. This section contains poems quotes,
stories and images of both butterflies and blazes (the phoenix). The Soaring™
section, one of the grief AIDE's has been revised and updated.
Transformations on the Journey
This message forum provides visitors with a place
to share their insights on coping with loss, or resources—books on online
that helped in their grief process. The new message board is more interactive
and allows for people to leave their own message and/or respond to another
person's message. Also included is a way of posting a memory or a remembrance of a loved
one with the image of a rose.