Author: Bill Cushnie

Lessons From a Lifetime of Loss

Author Bill Cushnie reflects back on the losses he has experienced in his lifetime, and specifically his most recent loss of his mother. They are all difficult, but different at the same time.

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Music and Grief

The teens author Bill Cushnie has worked with at Comfort Zone Camp have taught him the power of music and song in navigating the grief journey. He shares a playlist of songs he and his campers made to use as a part of remembering and healing.

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Regaining Confidence in Life

Losing someone you love can seriously shake your confidence in life. Author Bill Cushnie discusses coping strategies to help regain confidence in life after the loss.

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Survive the Rocky, Enjoy the Smooth

Author Bill Cushnie shares an excerpt that beautifully answers the ‘why?’ in life. Reminding us that with family and friends, we can survive the rocky and enjoy the smooth.

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Two Big Questions: Why and How

When grieving the death of a loved one, two types of questions emerge: Why? and How? Author Bill Cushnie says while often there are not satisfactory answers to the Why? questions, the How? questions help us heal and move forward in our grief journeys.

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Faith and Spirituality in the Face of Loss

When someone we love dies, it is inevitable that questions of faith and spirituality arise. For some faith is challenged, for some it is dashed, for some it is a comfort, and for some it is a new exploration. Author Bill Cushnie suggests actions that are helpful in supporting the spiritual side of the grief journey.

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Taking the Risk to Talk About Your Loss

It is difficult to heal from loss without allowing yourself to mourn, and talk about your grief openly. Author Bill Cushnie explains how sharing your loss with others will help you better understand your own thoughts and feelings.

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The Valentine’s Challenge

Special days are difficult for the grieving. Valentine’s Day is a particular challenge for those who have lost a spouse or partner. Author Bill Cushnie discusses coping ideas to help widows and widowers get through a day that celebrates relationships and romance.

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Dreams and Nightmares

Author Bill Cushnie discusses how dreams and nightmares provide an opportunity for us to explore feelings around our grief and loss, as well as provide comfort.

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Grief Myths and Realities

There are three common myths as it relates to grieving children. Author Bill Cushnie discusses these myths, as well as the three realities we must accept to help our children heal.

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