Life in Challenging Times

I have written a series of 12 articles entitled “Life in Challenging Times” talking about Grief, Emotions and Coping Strategies for people struggling with the loss of a loved one especially in the difficult circumstances during the current pandemic. While the death of anyone we care about is one of the most difficult experiences in […]

That Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room That elephant is back in the room, and we are still not talking about it. I’m not referring to COVID 19, although that has initiated much debate about issues like the lack of PPE’s for frontline workers; sharing advice on the challenges of self-isolation and social distancing, although sadly there […]

Leaving Panic out of Pandemic

By Dr Bill Webster I believe we will look back on the COVID 19 pandemic, like we did after 9/11, as a time when the world as we knew it changed. The world will go on, of course, but how we see that world will be transformed. These are strange and scary times, and in […]

Dr Bill’s Legacy – New Grief Journey Resources

Dr. Bill is planning to leave a legacy to grieving people around the world, and we would like to seek your support in this ambitious venture. His “Grief Journey” model of community support has been utilized in many communities in Canada and in the UK, where in July 2019, Bill was recognized for his “exceptional […]

Understanding Bereavement

  Losing anyone you care about, whether spouse, child, parent sibling, family or friend is one of the most difficult and painful experiences of life. There are no words that can fully express what we feel when such situations touch our lives.   And yet we need to try to find some way to understand […]

Father’s Day after Dad has Died

Father’s Day is a celebration of Dad’s and many families are making plans to make it special for “the old man”! But when your father has died, it can actually be a painful day of remembering what you have lost. This short article simply says to all those who have lost a father, you’re not […]

Tragedy Strikes Canadian Hockey Team

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. That nightmare became a reality on a dark highway in rural Saskatchewan when the charter bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey players, coaches and team officials was involved in a horrendous accident. Of 29 people onboard the bus, 15 died: 10 players, 2 coaches, an intern, […]

Success or Significance

  I’ve been to a few funerals lately. As I listen to eulogies, celebrating the person’s life, I am realizing that there are really two kinds of tributes. There are the grandiose inventories of success, achievement in business, acquisition in the material world, or accomplishment in the pursuit of status. Then there are the simpler […]

The Power of STORY

When I was a kid, I used to love when my mother would read my sister and I stories. How these tales captured my imagination. I would sometimes picture myself in that story, usually as the hero, of course.   But there were other more personal, real life stories that I remember as part of […]

The Person in the Arena

Is it just me, or does there seem to be a prevailing judgmental attitude in the media that is almost waiting for someone to point the finger at or to criticize. Am I alone in feeling that in quarters of the media, the failings and flaws of others are reported with an certain air of  […]